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Bolivian indigenous Aymara women dance during the Aymara festival of Willkakuti (Return of the Sun), which marks the coming of the new year 5522 according the Aymara calendar, in Penas June 21, 2014. The Aymara new year coincides with the winter solstice. REUTERS/David Mercado

Bolivian indigenous Aymara women dance during the Aymara festival of Willkakuti (Return of the Sun), which marks the coming of the new year 5522 according the Aymara calendar, in Penas June 21, 2014. The Aymara new year coincides with the winter solstice. REUTERS/David Mercado

Mr.Owl – Bolivia

El ilustrador nacional Oscar Nuñez (Mr.Owl) vuelve a deleitarnos con el segundo episodio de la serie “Personajes Reales en Mundos Imaginarios”. Esta vez con historias ilustradas de lo que fue su experiencia en Bolivia.

“Es la raja conocer personas que no están ni ahí con las superficialidades, que viven felices con su tierra. Una hermosura. Los lugares más hermosos que tengo en mi mente son de Bolivia. (Coroico, La Isla del Sol, El Camino de la Muerte, etc…) Cada país es un planeta, los planetas lejanos son los mas entretenidos y Bolivia esta lejanamente al lado de nosotros, además es muy barato (para nosotros).” – Oscar.

by pousta

Bolivian people by @drawingmytrip

Bolivian people by @drawingmytrip

Portrait Of A Bolivian Woman 
By Rodolfo Quiroga BravoFeatured In the #StefanRuiz Whisper Published Book Called #BoliviaOnly At WhisperEditions.com

Portrait Of A Bolivian Woman

By Rodolfo Quiroga Bravo
Featured In the #StefanRuiz Whisper Published
Book Called #Bolivia
Only At WhisperEditions.com

Las mansiones de los millonarios aymara de Bolivia

Una nueva forma de arquitectura está poblando las calles de El Alto en Bolivia. Son edificios de un estilo que algunos describirían como “barroco psicodélico”.

Pero para los nuevos ricos indígenas bolivianos, que han hecho fortunas millonarias en los últimos años, las mansiones multicolores que ahora están construyendo son una representación orgullosa de su condición de aymaras y de la riqueza que están amasando.

Vea algunos ejemplos de “arquitectura chola” en este video de BBC Mundo.

La Arquitectura Chola

Hace seis años nació un tipo de arquitectura única y excéntrica. La arquitectura chola. Este estilo tiene como cuna la ciudad de El Alto, Bolivia, donde actualmente existen más de 80 edificios coloridos, exageradamente lujosos y decorados con motivos andinos o extravagantes. Estos predios tienen una característica diferenciadora: son coronados con una vivienda familiar en forma de chalet encima de los 4, 5, 6 o 7 pisos que pueden tener. Su nombre: ‘cholet’, es decir, un chalet cholo. Esta palabra, que bien podría ser calificada como despectiva, ahora cambia de tono y los alteños más adinerados muestran esa arquitectura chola con orgullo.

¿Pero de dónde vienen estos edificios? Aunque el origen del estilo todavía es incierto y genera discusión entre arquitectos y albañiles, lo que queda claro es que de más de 80 cholets que hay en El Alto, al menos 65 tienen la misma firma.

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Cholitas Modeling School, La Paz/Bolivia

By @mllhphoto


La Paz, Bolivia


La Paz, Bolivia

Aymara women gather during a May Day demonstration in La Paz on May 1, 2014. (David Mercado/Reuters)

Aymara women gather during a May Day demonstration in La Paz on May 1, 2014. (David Mercado/Reuters)

Bolivian people
Plaza Murillo, La Paz/Bolivia

Bolivian people

Plaza Murillo, La Paz/Bolivia

Quime, La Paz/Bolivia

"Quime is a small town in the La Paz Department in Bolivia situated southeast of the city of La Paz at the Khatu River. It is the seat of the Quime Municipality located in the Inquisivi Province.

The town lies between the mountains and the tropics. It has a large vegetation, mostly eucalyptus.” (Wikipiedia)

Bolivia Deploys the World’s Largest System of Cable Cars
This week officials in Bolivia gave a public preview of the country’s new gondola system, and it was impressive: With a length of nearly 7 miles threading through 11 stations, the cloud-kissing people-mover is set to become to world’s largest network of urban ropeways.
Bolivians piled into the system’s globular, cherry-red pods to take a giddy ride over the labyrinthine streets of La Paz. This ropeway is one of three planned for the network, which is being built by Austria’s Doppelmayr Garaventa Group. The hope is that when it’s completed later this year, the gondolas will ease some of the terrible congestion in the country’s urban areas. Together, the cars are estimated to be able to carry up to 18,000 people an hour.
[Image: Reuters]

Bolivia Deploys the World’s Largest System of Cable Cars

This week officials in Bolivia gave a public preview of the country’s new gondola system, and it was impressive: With a length of nearly 7 miles threading through 11 stations, the cloud-kissing people-mover is set to become to world’s largest network of urban ropeways.

Bolivians piled into the system’s globular, cherry-red pods to take a giddy ride over the labyrinthine streets of La Paz. This ropeway is one of three planned for the network, which is being built by Austria’s Doppelmayr Garaventa Group. The hope is that when it’s completed later this year, the gondolas will ease some of the terrible congestion in the country’s urban areas. Together, the cars are estimated to be able to carry up to 18,000 people an hour.

[Image: Reuters]

An Aymara woman, wearing the traditional bowler hat, stands on the edge of the hill in El Alto and looks down to the valley of La Paz, Bolivia. - Copyright © 2014 Jan Sochor Photography

An Aymara woman, wearing the traditional bowler hat, stands on the edge of the hill in El Alto and looks down to the valley of La Paz, Bolivia. - Copyright © 2014 Jan Sochor Photography

Bolivian People:
Lucia Mayta, 43, and her daughter Luz Cecilia, 12, pose inside their bodega (via Guardian)

Bolivian People:

Lucia Mayta, 43, and her daughter Luz Cecilia, 12, pose inside their bodega (via Guardian)


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