Puno city – view from the hill

gaia

Gaia

 

Days ago I went to Puno city, it’s a city in a bay in Titicaca lakeshore in the Peruvian side from said lake. It’s the capital of the region with the same name since the coming of the Spaniards. The old capital, Paucarcolla, was much higher because in our culture is wrong contaminate the nature, and much more the Titicaca lake that is a sacred cocha (cocha is the word mostly for lagoons but I think it apply for big lakes too), so actually Puno it’s a problem to the environment. It looks beautiful from a distance but closer it reveals the problems of a city that wouldn’t be there, at least not without technology to treat the water from the sewers and regulate a serious normative to create buildings integrated into the landscape. Uh, reading me seems that I’m going to postulate to mayor LOL. Well, I went to analyze a property, it has no buildings and to my surprise had a great view to the lake and itself is naturally beautiful. I take several technic photographs, but as architect I’m interested in the beauty so although technical I tried to capture the beauty of the land. I am going to work a project that respect and have the minimum impact in the nature.

I went early in the morning, so it was cold. I learnt that a metallic tripod has its disadvantages when its surface is so cold to grab :S Next time I’ll use gloves.

melting in light

melting in light

I travelled specifically to know if the sunrise was seen from the property. In the maps it was possibly but people don’t live on maps but in places with buildings. In this case the sunrise is not direct so the views has to been exclusively to the lake.

conqueror

conqueror

subtle

subtle

 

minimal landscape.jpg

minimal landscape

I stitched three photos to the next image, but there was margins. But I like them so I let them as a frame instead of cropping.

a whole world in a sphere

world in a bottle

heights of puno

heights of Puno

resistance

resistance

a tree made of light

a tree made of light

ichu

Ichu

above us an old tree

above us an old tree

lonely tree

lonely tree

waiting 4 u

waiting 4 u

magic door

magic door

a leaf

green eye

lil kisses

lil’ kisses

unison falling into harmony chords

unison falling into harmony chords

secret patterns

secret patterns

another yellow flower

another yellow flower

And that was all, I took many photos more (110 in total I think), but mostly to know the land and have more data to prepare my design with a solid base, so for don’t do this post boring I let u a photo I took near that hill ;-)

tree caressing cat

tree caressing cat

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