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Apacheta

It s found commonly in northwester of Argentina, Peru and Bolivia
Traveling through Calchaquies Valleys in Salta province it s common to see mounds formed by the accumulation intentional of stones of different sizes, carried by people, located on the sides of paths and roads of mountains, usually found in the highest parts

The size is very diverse, from small inches high above ground level to huge rock volumes whose base can have a diameter of approximately 10 meters and a height of three meters

People deposit there offerings to Pacha Mama (Mother Earth) to have a good trip,they are mainly horns of animals, teeth, money, bracelets, watches and drinks or water

What call my attention
Is that they are very similar to what I saw in the Himalayas Mountains (Tybet), rocks and same shape of mound
Only difference is that there they are located near a source of water and with lot of colorful papers floating above them
In both regions, America and Asia water is the main protagonist

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  • Copyright: Maria Ocampos (nikkitta) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2087 W: 17 N: 4178] (17070)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2011-11-03
  • Categories: Architettura
  • Esposizione: f/4.5, 1/900 secondi
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  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2012-03-12 15:30
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