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La Paz Street Scene   Leave a comment

La Paz, Bolivia (08/17/19) — Image by kenne

“A man does what he must—in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures—
and that is the basis of all human morality.”

— John F. Kennedy

Subway In The Sky   1 comment

BoliviaCable Cars Connect El Alto Plateau With La Paz In The Valley — Images by kenne

A PAZ and EL ALTO, Bolivia — In these two cities, geography and rank stand in inverse relation. La Paz — the seat of government, old money, and a lighter-skinned elite — sits in a valley. Above it on a high plateau is the frenetic city of El Alto: poorer, younger, and generally darker-skinned. La Paz has always looked down on its upstart younger sibling above.

Now, that relationship is being challenged, and this urban Möbius strip, where down is up and up is down, is getting a new twist. A mass-transit aerial cable-car system, a cross between a ski gondola and an elevated train, is being installed to better connect them, chipping away at the physical barriers and possibly some of the psychological ones. Read more here.

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Aerial Views Of La Paz, Bolivia   4 comments

BoliviaWe arrived in La Paz August 17th for a couple days of site-seeing and rest
before our river adventure in the Madidi National Park in the Bolivian Amazon.
Metropolitan La Paz makes up the most populous urban area in Bolivia,
with a population of 2.3 million. (These views are from the “Killi Killi” lookout.)

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Bolivia21122 feet-high Mt. Illimani 

BoliviaMi Teleférico La Paz–El Alto (La Paz–El Alto Cable Car),
is an aerial cable car urban transit system serving
the La Paz–El Alto metropolitan. The El Alto International Airport
is located on the higher plateau above La Paz,
which can be seen in this image. At an altitude of 13,325 feet
it is the highest international airport and the
fifth highest commercial airport in the world.

La Paz Panorma-6-72Mi Teleférico is the first system to use cable cars as the backbone of the urban transit network.

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BoliviaTravel companions, Matt McGrath and Ty Markey (August 18, 2019) — Images by kenne

 

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