Photography: Fog, Snow and Fireplace… in August?!

24 Aug

It’s August, and surprisingly enough, we’re keeping ourselves warm while enjoying our new settings. This is what we see, throughout the neighborhood of Achumani in La Paz. The prominent peak that that dominates the skyline over the city of La Paz is the beautiful snow capped Mount Illimani. It lies just south of La Paz at the eastern edge of the Altiplano.

Mount Illimani has an elevation of 6,438 meters (21,122 ft), making it the highest mountain in the Cordillera Real mountain range (name of mountain chains in the Andes Mountains) of western Bolivia. It is the second highest peak in Bolivia, after Nevado Sajama and the eighteenth highest peak in South America. The mountain has five main peaks. The highest is the south summit known as Pico Sur. On the west side is Nevado Illimani, where the normal climbing route is located, which is a popular ascent for mountain climbers. At this time of the year, it’s possible to see the mountains covered in fog and thin snow, result from the cold night, and the perfect excuse for lighting up the fireplace… in the middle of August! 😮

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Posted by on August 24, 2012 in BOLIVIA, photography


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7 responses to “Photography: Fog, Snow and Fireplace… in August?!

  1. Bella Remy Photography

    August 24, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Seeing La Paz once more makes me want to return this year and visit friends. Keep the photos coming!


  2. Naomi Baltuck

    August 24, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Beautiful photos.


  3. Janet Eckman

    August 24, 2012 at 9:09 am

    So inviting. I can almost hear the fire crackle and taste the yummy wine. Lucky you.


    • 3rdCultureChildren

      August 24, 2012 at 9:16 am

      Thank you very much, Janet!!! We’re adjusting… some days are really cold here, but kids seem to be doing fine, they’re liking the new school, so… we’re happy with that! Visitors are always welcome! Hugs from the Lima Miranda Family! 😮



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