Lagunillas Lagoon

an army of clouds toward a little boat

an army of clouds toward a little boat

This is a lagoon that actually has no name, Lagunillas in English means “lagoon” so I guess it had once a real name but it’s now forgotten; some politician or governmental technic enemy of imagination choose to put a horrible name to a beautiful place.

It’s in the highway in Santa Lucía District in the highlands of the Peruvian southeast at 4174 metres above sea level (13 694 feet). It’s not a touristic place, I went because I always saw it from the bus and a month ago I thought that would be nice to walk in its shores at least once. This is what I found:

The shores

Man with blond hair

Blond hair gene

Like a flowing glass

like a flowing glass

A point to see Lagunillas

crystal singing a midday melody

Fossilized Fire

fossilized fire

Warrior with white hair

warrior with white hair

Like a proof that I was there I shot a selfie, hmm perhaps I should get the selfie stick. Sometimes people say me that I look so rigid in my photographs so I tried to be more relaxed, although not so much to be nude, lol.

neck pain

season of lines

Lagoon with green scarf

lagoon with green scarf

Then I saw a little boat and as my drawings it has no people inside and sadly there was nobody to ask, a meters beyond it there was a pirka (barrier with rocks in the countryside) saying that it was the limit of a private property, what is not a surprise in the highlands with thousands of years in civilizations, everything seems occupied by a town or community.

A little bot alongside a big hill covered by and infinte sky

a little boat alongside a big hill covered by an infinite sky

This boat curiously had written “Germany Const.” so it was even more strange in that place because usually the boats have names of girls. There are activities of fish farming of trout so probably is of some worker.

A river of white light

a river of white light

But there was the barrier so I took one last shot of it and went upside the hill.

parallel lines

Parallel lines

Upside the hill

world of Lagunillas

World of Lagunillas

Upside the hill there is a yellow world of ichu and communities of lacustrine birds. In the highlands the summer is a season of fast changes, in the time I was there for example it was sunny for moments and cloudy in others; previously I had studied the weather in a span of a week and the day I choose was according to forecasts the one with less probabilities of rain. I love rain but in the countryside usually it comes with electrical storms.

A group of ichu seeing the rocks with yearning

a group of ichu seeing the rocks with yearning

skull island

Skull island

Birdy games

birdy games

I saw an halo, usually they are completely circular so I think it’s first time I see one that is instead an arc.

Messenger (in colors)

messenger (in colors)

Four buddies

six buddies


I liked the lagoon but not the fact that you cannot walk in several places around it, I like to feel free, not restricted; I shot one last photo and walked to the distant hills. Actually I walked several hours more but that’s for another post.

Blended sky and earth

blended sky and earth

Saying Good Bye to the unnamed lagoon

Fluffy cloud

fluffy cloud

If I had to name the lagoon perhaps it could be the Lagoon of Cotton Clouds, for other side it has no name so you can call it with a name of your own inspiration.

black king

black king

message in a green circle

message in a green circle

Skirn of thorns

skirt of thorns

And finally black kiss to say bye ;-)

lil' lips

lil’ lips