This is a Baroque Santario that is considered one of the best works of American architecture. It was built within a canyon that has a depth of 50 meters. The central square also functions as a bridge over the Guaitara river. It's located 7 kilometres from the city of Ipiales, Colombia. These photos were taken with a Canon A450.
This is the road that will lead you all the way to Laguna de la Cocha, which is an ancient indigenous lagoon located on the outskirts of Pasto, Colombia. It's an absolutely beautiful place and the houses that are there can be seen in the pictures, as well as the cavildos Indians, who are still vital and active. is great to be walking down the dirt road and know that all around the area there were thousands of indigenous men years ago and still they continue their descendants, of course the houses are renovated and attractive and have decorated the landscape with bright colors . It's the best of that trip, very beautiful.
This lagoon is located about 24 km from San Juan de Pasto, just the south of the foot of the Galeras volcano. Its has an average temperature of 9 ° C and a height of 4,000 meters above sea level. This is actually the mouth of the extinct Galeras volcano. In its time it was a site that was part of National Parks in Colombia, but given the number of tourists, it was closed for in order for the site to regenerate and allow for natural reconstruction. It is now restricted site, one where true silence exists. Given the height and distance from the metropolitan and rural center, the Laguna de la Coba Negra is the perfect place to enjoy the silence and reconnect with yourself.
On the route between the towns of Samaniego and Tuquerres in southern Colombia there is a detour that leads to a small path leading to the Laguna Verde. The LAguna Verde, a cone generated around the crater Azufral, is one of four in the region of Narino, Colombia. I was there in January 2009 and took this photo.
Travelling in Nariño is like entering a story where multicolored green brushstrokes adorn the majestic Andes Mountains, the whispering wind welcomes your spirit and birdsong accompanies the visitors who are out walking. Nariño is the ideal place to enjoy and encounter Mother Nature.
In the foreground of the picture you can see parts of a pair of floats that we took pictures of the day after the Great Parade Carnival of Blacks and Whites, 2009, held from 2 to 7 January. One of the floats was called Kicker, referring to the nickname of the Galeras volcano, in a spectacular day stay located just down the plane.
The Carnival of Blacks and Whites is the greatest culture, arts, and craft gem in all of southern Colombia. It takes place from the second to the seventh of January each year, though from December 28 (day of water and paint the "Calle del Arco Iris") one begins to feel its festive and carnival atmosphere.
This party offers a wonderful encounter with the ancient, the typical, the legendary ... ritual, shamanism, everything held dear by the current Narino people (descendants of indigenous Quillacingas), to be shown these days to the visitors. A place to experience another facet of Colombian life.
It is an emerald green lagoon in the crater of the volcano Azufral one of the active volcanoes of the Andes mountain range in southern Colombia. It has a dome which can be reached safely. The chilly landscape is beautiful.
One afternoon, upon returning from Ancuya to Pasto, after passing through Sandoná, we decided to follow the edge of the Grand Canyon known as The Buitrera. Upon taking this route choice we find these clouds at our feet.
My nephews posed for the photo.