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Série sobre minha Viagem ao PERU - América do Sul - Departamento de PUNO - Cidade de PUNO - A Baía de PUNO no LAGO TITICACA - De 6 a 22 de Setembro de 2007 - Nº 003 !

(Series on my Trip to PERU - South America - Department of PUNO - City of PUNO - The Bay of PUNO in the TITICACA LAKE - From September 6th to 22nd, 2007 - #003!)


OS UROS NA BAÍA DE PUNO - THE UROS IN THE BAY OF PUNO - LOS UROS EN LA BAHIA DE PUNO - Nowadays, the Uros' main income comes from tourism! Therefore, don't expect to get there and really find genuine culture (unfortunately, most places I have visited around the world has succumbed to tourism!). Nevertheless, the visit's worthwhile, if you avoid paying attention to what's fake and focus on what the place would have been like some hundreds of years ago!
At the top of a watchtower in one of the islands (the one I was staying at) I saw this view and thought it sort of reminded of Venice (another tourist crowded place!) and in my imagination I was transported back to the times they had only the lake to survive! I enjoyed it and I hope you all do it so!

There's one more WS version, with a wider view of the same scene!

"The Lake Titicaca is located on the border of Bolivia and Peru. It sits 3,812 m (12,500 ft) above sea level making it the highest commercially navigable lake in the world. By volume of water it is also the largest lake in South America.
"It's notable for many reasons such as the Uros people who live on a group of 42 or so artificial islands, made of floating reeds ("Totora", a reed that abounds in the shallows of the lake). Those islands have become a major tourist attraction for Peru, drawing excursions from the lakeside city of Puno. Their original purpose was defensive and they could be moved if a threat arose. Many of the islands contain watchtowers largely constructed of reeds!"

(Source: Wikipedia with small changes by me!)


SOME PICTURE DATA:

Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D80
Software: Picasa 3.0
Exposure Time: 10/2500 sec
F-Stop: f/10.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 140
Focal Length: 28 mm
Date Taken: 2007-09-15 10:34
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 266 kb

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