This is a changing landscape, every rain modify it bit by bit sculpting new shapes in clay. It’s in the South of the Bolivian capital and its name according to Wikipedia was given by the famous Neil Armstrong who, always quoting Wikipedia, in one visit said that that topography was similar to the Moon surface. If that’s true, and everything is possible, surely he was referring to the topography of the imaginary Moon in the old tales when our satellite was populated with its own creatures.
I went some day to La Paz and as an app in my cell phone alert me of moonrise in broad day I thought it would be nice to be in Moon Valley.
I took public transport but what I didn’t know is that it was closed! LOL. So these pictures are from the street :S, anyway the place is quite beautiful so I got, even outside, great views.
There are some similarities with towers of gothic cathedrals, what is not weird because Gothic style has great influence of shapes found in nature.
Moon Valley is in the sector of Mallasa in La Paz city. The altitude is 3299 m.a.s.l. (10 823 feet of altitude) for you it could be cold but to me it’s hot. The cost of entry is two bucks if I’m not wrong, I went before once (but I hadn’t camera) so I remember, this time I had a camera (but I went too late XD) You felt a bit like a Gulliver in Lilliput.
See the photograph above these lines. This is the route towards Moon Valley, as you can see there are similar structures in the hills, perhaps at least twenty times taller than the ones in Moon Valley. One wonders if wouldn’t be better to walk to those hills (don’t do it if you don’t know the place) instead to go to a little place. IMHO “Moon Park” would be a more adequate name. But it’s nice to visit indeed.
However, I got to go to Moon Valley when there was Moon in the sky so that’s definitively a win in my book ;-)
10 thoughts on “Moon Valley – La Paz”
What a great place, love these images Francis.
Thanks for your words Karen, indeed it’s a nice and quiet place to rest.
Good that your app reminded you of the event. And thanks for sharing. So we all could follow your journey. Stunning landscape and great photos, Francis,
Thanks for the compliments Reinhold,for the effort of commenting despite the pain and for your visit to an admirer of your compositions :-)
Nices pictures…the moon isn’t as far away of us
Thanks Jose, you’re right.
Outstanding post dear Francis. Thanks for sharing. I love these photographs. Best wishes, Aquileana :D
Thanks for the compliment Aquileana, and more despite I made it from the street so mission accomplished I think. Happy weekend.
Thanks very much Joëlle, greetings from far away.