daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy (aug.2, 2013) | DMCA policy | flipboard magazine

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Photo Forums > Cityscapes and Skyline Photos

Cityscapes and Skyline Photos Photos and images from all around the world

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old July 2nd, 2012, 11:27 PM   #1
Metred
Registered User
 
Metred's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bizkaia
Posts: 1,774
Likes (Received): 2559

LA PAZ CITY, Bolivia | Highest capital city in the world

LA PAZ

Located in the limits of the Bolivian Altiplano (flatlands) at an average elevation of 3,650 meters above sea level (11,975 ft) - which can vary from 3,000 to 4,000 in the highest areas (from 9,800 to 13,500 ft), La Paz is the highest de facto capital city in the entire world, serving as seat of the Bolivian government.

It was founded by Spanish explorers in 1548, in the place of an Native American settlement, called "Laja". Its full name is "Nuestra Señora de La Paz", which translated from Spanish to "Our Lady of Peace".

The city itself is the second most populated of the country, only after Santa Cruz de la Sierra, while its metropolitan area has 2,3 millon inhabitants, thus making it roughly the largest of the country.

Please remember!

- You have to credit all the photos! Otherwise this thread may be deleted.
- How to credit Flickr photos. Please also credit Google Maps/Panoramio photos, content from Wikipedia, or any picture published by its author in this forum.

Now the photos!

Overview of downtown La Paz at night
image hosted on flickr

Bolivia. La Paz. Una ciudad siempre en peligro ¡ por César Angel. Zaragoza, en Flickr

Overview of the city on a winter morning. The mountain Illimani (6,438 m / 21,122 ft) in the back
image hosted on flickr

La Paz por markg6, en Flickr

Lights in La Paz on a cloudy night

Luces en La Paz by Ivan Piñero Valdivi... in Panoramio

Aerial photograph of western part of the city

Originally posted by COCHALO in Skyscrapercity (View original post)


Originally posted by Guille76 in Skyscrapercity (View original post)

San Jorge neighborhood and the Bridge of the Americas at the left

Originally posted by alvarin7 in Skyscrapercity (View original post)

Legislative Palace of Bolivia. Its construction started on 1898 on a previous Jesuitical site, established around 1582
image hosted on flickr

Palacio Legislativo de Bolivia por Diego Rayaces, en Flickr

image hosted on flickr

Palacio Legislativo, La Paz por Peter B Davies, en Flickr

Palace of Government.
The original was finished in 1562, when Bolivia was still part of the Spanish Empire, but got partially destroyed by 1830, so it was rebuilt around 1845. It is commonly called the "Burnt Palace", as it caught fire and nearly got destroyed in 1875.
image hosted on flickr

Fotos de La Paz por lncognito, en Flickr

Metropolitan Cathedral of La Paz
The original, which was located in the exact same site, was finished in 1692. Because of structural damage, it was demolished entirely in 1831. The current one was built in the period between 1835 and 1925.
image hosted on flickr

Catedral Metropolitana, La Paz por Martiarena, en Flickr

Vice Presidency Palace
image hosted on flickr

La Paz - Vicepresidencia de la República por Santiago Stucchi Portocarrero, en Flickr

The Old Town
As most of the cities in the Hispanic America, the Spanish influence is notorious.

Originally posted by LaPaz Urbanismo in Skyscrapercity (View original post)

The Illimani
image hosted on flickr

Illimani @ sunset por dmbrickman, en Flickr

Last edited by Metred; September 6th, 2014 at 08:48 PM.
Metred no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
 
Old July 3rd, 2012, 01:50 AM   #2
Rekarte
Libertarian
 
Rekarte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 21,404
Likes (Received): 4055

beautifull city
__________________
Rekarte está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old July 3rd, 2012, 11:09 AM   #3
alekssa1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,917
Likes (Received): 1232

Quote:
Originally Posted by Metred View Post
I like this flag
alekssa1 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 6th, 2012, 01:24 PM   #4
Metred
Registered User
 
Metred's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bizkaia
Posts: 1,774
Likes (Received): 2559

San Jorge - Residential and business area, downtown La Paz
image hosted on flickr

Untitled-1 por Gonzalo M. Garcia, en Flickr

Plaza Isabel La Católica
Isabel La Católica square, that honors the Queen Isabella I of Castile, who allowed and financed Christopher Columbus' 1492 voyage, and therefore the discovery of the Americas
image hosted on flickr

Isabel La Catolica por Gonzalo M. Garcia, en Flickr

La Paz Bus Station
A former train station, designed by Gustave Eiffel
image hosted on flickr

terminal de buses la paz por timsnell, en Flickr

Franz Tamayo Square
Known better as "Plaza del estudiante" (Student's Square), because of its location near the public university, its statue honors Antonio José de Sucre, hero of the Bolivian Independence and Bolivian Second President.
image hosted on flickr

Antonio Jose de Sucre por Gonzalo M. Garcia, en Flickr
Metred no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 7th, 2012, 09:31 PM   #5
Metred
Registered User
 
Metred's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bizkaia
Posts: 1,774
Likes (Received): 2559

Statue of Alonso de Mendoza
Spanish captain who founded the city of La Paz
image hosted on flickr

Alonso de Mendoza por Gonzalo M. Garcia, en Flickr

Moon Valley
Badlands landscape in the southern end of the city
image hosted on flickr

Valle de la Luna por Hélio Dias, en Flickr

image hosted on flickr

Valle de la Luna - Bolivia por Scott Holcomb, en Flickr

Illimani mountain and the southern district of the city
image hosted on flickr

Illimani por riunegro, en Flickr

Residential neighborhood in the southern district
image hosted on flickr

Achumani bien a la vista por Alejandro Gabriel Alonso, en Flickr

image hosted on flickr

Lo mejor de la quebrada por Alejandro Gabriel Alonso, en Flickr
Metred no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 8th, 2012, 04:54 PM   #6
Metred
Registered User
 
Metred's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bizkaia
Posts: 1,774
Likes (Received): 2559

Miraflores
image hosted on flickr

Bolivia-La Paz. Miraflores.Estadio Hernando Siles por César Angel. Zaragoza, en Flickr

Stormy night
image hosted on flickr

CRW_0190 por Fotos de Nogard, en Flickr

In the Old Town
image hosted on flickr

La Paz por pedrokrum, en Flickr

The Guardian of the city
image hosted on flickr

BOLIVIEN - La Paz - Der Hausberg Illimani 6322 m/600 por roba66, en Flickr
Metred no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 9th, 2012, 08:54 PM   #7
midrise
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: York,Pa
Posts: 751
Likes (Received): 233

..That first aeril is a stunner.... And the city does look good.... I have seen pix before of this city so I knew a little of what to expect, very modern and urban. But to the first timer, as I was, people have know idea of to expect from this high in the sky metropolis. Question....does beer/alcohol affect you faster at this high altitude?....
midrise no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 9th, 2012, 11:52 PM   #8
jalapenopepper89
Registered User
 
jalapenopepper89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 39
Likes (Received): 26

Bolivia has such beautiful landscapes.
__________________
Du Mexique~~
jalapenopepper89 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 10th, 2012, 04:08 AM   #9
Rekarte
Libertarian
 
Rekarte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 21,404
Likes (Received): 4055

beautifull the last photos
__________________
Rekarte está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old July 10th, 2012, 03:44 PM   #10
Metred
Registered User
 
Metred's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bizkaia
Posts: 1,774
Likes (Received): 2559

Thanks for your comments.


Quote:
Originally Posted by midrise View Post
..That first aeril is a stunner.... And the city does look good.... I have seen pix before of this city so I knew a little of what to expect, very modern and urban. But to the first timer, as I was, people have know idea of to expect from this high in the sky metropolis. Question....does beer/alcohol affect you faster at this high altitude?....
Yes, actually. As there is less oxygen in higher altitudes, and the alcohol itself interferes with the absorption of oxygen in the blood, the effects of alcohol can be felt significantly faster. The effects are the same as in drinking at sea level, only they appear faster.

Peak of the Illimani
image hosted on flickr

Bolivia, illimani y cordillera Real. Explore 27 de octubre de 2010 por César Angel. Zaragoza, en Flickr

Sunset
image hosted on flickr

Bolivia.La Paz. Puesta de sol desde el mirador de Killi Killi por César Angel. Zaragoza, en Flickr
Metred no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 10th, 2012, 05:33 PM   #11
JorelSCS
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Posts: 616
Likes (Received): 86

LA PAZ - BOLIVIA







JorelSCS no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 11th, 2012, 12:29 PM   #12
Metred
Registered User
 
Metred's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bizkaia
Posts: 1,774
Likes (Received): 2559

Don't forget to credit the photos.

The Moon, the Illimani and Lunar landscape
image hosted on flickr

La Paz, Bolivia por guillermo.d, en Flickr

Night view of the city
image hosted on flickr

Night View of La Paz por zerega.andino, en Flickr
Metred no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 11th, 2012, 03:14 PM   #13
hellospank25
Proud warmonger
 
hellospank25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: მელბურნი
Posts: 2,884
Likes (Received): 825

Beautiful location for a city, I bet it's nice and cold all year around
hellospank25 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 11th, 2012, 04:33 PM   #14
Linguine
leisure cook
 
Linguine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bacolod Uptown East
Posts: 11,954
Likes (Received): 3776

awesome, great photos from La Paz...
__________________
Bacolod: "Culinary destination par excellence"
Linguine no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 12th, 2012, 12:34 AM   #15
sul_mp
Tá Limpo!
 
sul_mp's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 2,592
Likes (Received): 543

Awesome pictures of a rather interesting city. The picture with the nice houses looks absolutely incredible!

The location is very unique and the slums create a very nice effect at night.
__________________
DANDO UM TEMPO....
sul_mp no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 12th, 2012, 08:15 AM   #16
Limeñito
La tetita Cyrus
 
Limeñito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lima
Posts: 6,160
Likes (Received): 1069

It's always been my dream to travel to that fascinating city.
__________________
"A veces sueño que voy a entregarte el corazón
Pero al despertar quiero olvidar esas ilusiones que no son reales."
u.u
Limeñito no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 16th, 2012, 05:12 AM   #17
sursena
Registered User
 
sursena's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,067
Likes (Received): 200

Muito legal! Quero muito conhecer! Abraço aos hermanos bolivianos
sursena no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 16th, 2012, 03:08 PM   #18
Metred
Registered User
 
Metred's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bizkaia
Posts: 1,774
Likes (Received): 2559

Congratulations La Paz!
Today, July 16th, the city of La Paz celebrates the 203rd anniversary of the 1809 uprising of the city against the control of the Spanish Empire.

Statue in the 16th of July Avenue
image hosted on flickr

Bolivia.La Paz. 2009. Avenida 16 de julio. El Prado por César Angel. Zaragoza, en Flickr

image hosted on flickr

Bolivia.La Paz. 2009. Avenida 16 de julio. El Prado por César Angel. Zaragoza, en Flickr

image hosted on flickr

El Prado La Paz City por Eli Maillard, en Flickr

Dawn

Originally posted by Chapaco in Skyscrapercity (View original post)

Cold winter day


Originally posted by Chapaco in Skyscrapercity (View original post)
Metred no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 8th, 2012, 10:42 AM   #19
Metred
Registered User
 
Metred's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bizkaia
Posts: 1,774
Likes (Received): 2559


Originally posted by ZPLAC at SkyscraperCity Forums, original author: Katherine Loayza
Metred no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 8th, 2012, 11:17 AM   #20
Neungz
Registered User
 
Neungz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: SIAM
Posts: 4,750
Likes (Received): 1907

Great !
AMAZING CITY
I love it
Neungz está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bolivia, la paz, la paz bolivia

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 04:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.2.5 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu