La Paz is one of the most spectacular cities I have seen in my travels. At an altitude of 3650m it is the worlds highest capital city, and also has the worlds highest airport. (4080m) Flying in at this altitude can (and did in my case) induce altitude sickness. Luckily the airport is well equipped with oxygen masks and wheel chairs. The one advantage of succumbing to altitude sickness is bypassing the long immigration queue. :)
I like this shot as it shows the immensity of La Paz. The city sprawl goes on and on for miles. This view is even better at night, although none of these shots came out.
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maphoto (8082) 2004-04-08 21:53
Nice view and quiet unusual, well composed with the mountain in the back and interesting note, well done.
freddd (435) 2004-04-08 22:37
Very beautiful picture of La Paz with a nice angle of view. This city is so interesting, no picture is like another one. I never saw this view before. Thanks for sharing.
waskahegan (0) 2004-04-09 0:15
I can see why you like this picture so much, everything about it, depicts the character of the place.
pamastro (7290) 2004-04-09 2:24
I like the tones of this photograph. Very surreal. It seems like something in a film that has been modified. The city really fills the foreground nicely. Rising up the hill and filling the falley. Great terraces. The curving road is a nice path for the eye to follow to that perfect backdrop, those soaring peaks. It really does show the sprawl since all these buildings appear to be a good size yet appear so small in this overall scheme. Very nice.
spence (65) 2004-04-09 7:12
What an amazing place - I'd love to go there. I love the light and shade in this shot and the moody sky sets it all off beautifully. Nice depth with the mountains in the background too.
clodreno (0) 2004-04-10 5:36
I love La Paz, a very nice and impressive city. unfortunatly I got robbed there, but it can ahppen anywhere. All my photo equipment was robbed as well as a lot of my exposed films.. So I don't have a lot to post on TE from Bolivia.
Very nice view here.
It really shows what the city is like. Thanks.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2004-04-10 6:18
nice work here, I like the landscape, the houses and the mountains make a great pic, well seen and taken
jhm (146712) 2004-04-10 11:37
Very beautiful picture of La Paz with a nice angle of view Brendan, nice depth with the mountains in the background too. Good documentary too. Thanks for sharing.
eleparc (24063) 2004-04-10 13:31
Waouh brendan! this is an incredibly beautiful shot IMO!:-) almost looks unreal with the light on the city and this blurred skyline with the andes... Ilove it! congrats!
ChrisJ (107161) 2004-04-12 4:38
This looks more like an oil painting, as the composition & soft lighting are really superb.
desman (2220) 2005-01-27 6:36
Très très beau, on a du mal à croire que c'est une photo prise en 2002
Superbe unité de couleur et beaucoup de relief. Bravo !