Posted by: Larzizou | June 18, 2008

Sucre, Bolivia

Ah, nature !

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Although Sucre is Bolivia’s constitutional capital, La Paz is de facto capital. That triggers a lot of issues in the area.

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Four locals. Sucre is pretty much aboriginal. The first city I stop at in Bolivia is Santa Cruz, much whiter and richer. So rich the region is asking for its autonomy. Most people there have Brazilian ancestors.

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Some sort of official building near the Plaza de Armas.

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Can you guess who this important person is ?

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That’s right – united we stand.

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Corner of the Plaza de Arma.

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Here, no gun but white-painted bamboo sticks.

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Street food. Delicious.

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I took considerable risks to take a picture of this (forbidden). Weaving is the quintessential local art.

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These are not Bolivian samuraïs; but close.

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This picture is dedicated to the man – Raphaël Oziel. He shall understand.

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Weaving ’til death do her part.

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Oops, she’s alive.

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What a pompous title.

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Uphill, a viewpoint overlooking the (4 000 m high) city.

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Cute army kid. He may have a grenade in his pocket though.

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Some more weaving.

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L – is for the way you look, at me. O – is for the only one, I see…

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Pretty, huh ?

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Miguel, 23, studying tourism. I am still not sure why, but he decides to speak to me at great length (more than an hour) in spite of my obvious faint understanding of spanish.

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Uniformed kids, back from school.

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  1. […] Sucre, BoliviaMiguel, 23, studying tourism. I am still not sure why, but he decides to speak to me at great length (more than an hour) in spite of my obvious faint understanding of spanish. p1020344-large.jpg. Uniformed kids, back from school. … […]


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