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Uros Floating Island, Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is the world's highest lake navigable to large vessels, lying at 12,500 feet (3,810 m) above sea level in the Andes Mountains of South America, astride the border between Peru to the west and Bolivia to the east. Titicaca is the second largest lake of South America (after Maracaibo). The remnants of an ancient people, the Uru, still live on floating mats of dried totora (a reedlike papyrus that grows in dense brakes in the marshy shallows) on floatings islands of Uro which are about 17. From the totora, the Uru and other lake dwellers make their famed balsas--boats fashioned of bundles of dried reeds lashed together that resemble the crescent-shaped papyrus craft pictured on ancient Egyptian monuments.

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nomada16-Mar-2008 17:45
Amazing place. Beautifully photographed. Light and tones are excellent!
Michael Weinberg08-Sep-2007 03:23
Ah, Eldar.... you found Poseidon's retirement village... I always suspected this water blow-hard would retreat to some lovely south American spot, complete with mountains and watery escape routes. .... and a nudnicky population that puts his fishy image on stilts to be worshipped at all hours, day and night. Mishuganah Peruvians. Ciao, Michael.
elina 25-Aug-2007 02:15
Not only am I seeing beautiful pictures, breathtaking scenes, but also learning a lot....thanks so much for a wonderful gallery, great music!
Sabine Stetson03-Aug-2007 03:53
stunning village.....
Eldar Kadymov15-Jun-2007 14:54
It is observation and command tower; when tourist boats are approaching an observer gives a wistle to the family, and everybody drops all businesses and gets attracting tourists. This was the nicest floating island amongst those we've seen !
Dmitry Zamorin15-Jun-2007 09:35
Is it a submorine on a ship-way?
Very, very beautiful and picturesque place!!!
Ann Cleeves12-Jun-2007 23:53
Intriguing lovely image.
Maxim Popykin04-Jun-2007 07:54
exciting village, V
Hodero03-Jun-2007 19:04
WOW !!