Thursday, February 26, 2015

Illimani, overlooking La Paz

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Like many other South American glaciers, the one that overlooks the Bolivian city of La Paz is of crucial importance as a source of fresh water as the population approaches a million. 

Located 4100 m above sea level, this city is the world's highest administrative capital. It lies just 430 m below the Altiplano.

Inti-Illimani is a Chilean musical group that plays the traditional instruments of the high Andes. I heard them play at the Vogue in Vancouver around 30 years ago. Hear them play on You Tube, and watch a series of pictures from the mountain homeland of these amazing musicians.

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