COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA (PART TWO)

This is Part II of the pics (areas outside of the city center)--go here for Part I (city center).

Here is the Cristo de la Concordia, a Jesus statue on a steep hill, that's actually slightly larger than the statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (though much newer--built between 1987 and 1997).





Position relative to the city...



View from nearby city neighborhoods...





To go up, you can take the stairs or this funicular...



Getting on the cable car (these cheery people were getting off)...



Going inside...



Steep stairs...



Inside near the top...



View from a port hole (towards the north)...



Broader view to the north...



A neighborhood encroaching on the hill (looks very California-like)...



View towards the city, to the west (and distant mountains, including Cerro Tunari in the background at approx. 16,000 feet above sea level)...



View of the city center...



View towards the south, with a lake and a lower income part of the city on the other side...



View to the east, away from the city (lots of sprawl!)...



A couple of views of the slope (going down)...including the native cacti...







Now for pics elsewhere in Cochabamba...such as this grocery store...



Nearby (and after sunset), one of the highest royal palms in the world (8500')...



And also, one of the highest royal poincianas in the world (though not in bloom)...



A Bougainvillea in a neighborhood above the city (9000')...probably some could be 1000' higher in elevation somewhere else in South America...



A new wide street in that elevated neighborhood (with upper class houses)...



One last view (near the bottom of the funicular to Cristo de la Concordia)...





Go here for Part I of Cochabamba.

All of the above pictures on this page were taken in December 2012 by Brandt Maxwell.

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Copyright 2012 Brandt Maxwell.