life through the lens
I arrived in Potosi from the Argentina border in January 1998.
The Bolivian currency - the country and currency are named after Simon Bolivar (see Venezuela for more info)
At an altitude of 4070 metres, Potosi is said to be the highest city in the World
Preparing to dynamite - inside the silver mines of Potosi
The Potosi miners' ritual - pour 95% alcohol around the devil to thank Pacha Mama (Mother Earth) and take a swig yourself
10 November Plaza, Potosi
Site of Bolivia's declaration of independence on 6 August 1825, Sucre
25 May Plaza, Sucre
The San Francisco Church at La Paz
Children at the Perez Velasco Plaza in La Paz
The oldest shoeshine boy in town - Perez Velasco Plaza, La Paz
Photographers at Alonzo de Mendoza Plaza, La Paz (altitude - 3900 metres)
The beautiful countryside surrounding Sorata
Taking the pigs for a walk in Sorata
At 3850 metres, the stunning Lake Titicaca, Copacabana
An Aymaran festival comes to town - the Fiesta de la Virgen de Copacabana in Copacabana
Copacabana Cathedral is the backdrop to the Fiesta
Copacabana, a town on the shores of Lake Titicaca
Fantastic colours and costumes in Copacabana
By mid-afternoon most of the men in Copacabana were completely drunk, which was reflected in their ability to play music..
Getting ready for the Fiesta in Copacabana
The lovely Isla del Sol on Lake Titicaca with views of Isla del Luna and Illampu & Ancohuma mountains
The village of Yumani on Isla del Sol
Lake Titicaca from Isla del Sol
Arriving at Cha'lla village on Isla del Sol
A llama at Cha'lla village, Isla del Sol
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