The antiplano is area where most of the people live. Copacabana, on the shore of Lake Titicaca, is a colourful town which has a Moorish style Cathedral whose white building stands out from the blue sky.
The antiplano is a large dry plateau with large lakes that provide a contrasting splash of colour in the dry puna vegetation. This photograph was taken from Isle del Sol (Island of the sun) on Lake Titicaca.
Llamas provide both a method of transportation in high mountainous areas as well as source of food and fibre. These lamas were waiting to be loaded, their large gentle eyes and elegant posture captivated me.
The area is also culturally rich. Tiahuanaco was a ceremonial centre that prospered over 1000 years ago and became the religious and political centre of the Alto Peruvian Altiplano. The walls of the ruins include large stone carvings of faces.
La Paz at 3632m has the highest international airport in the world at an altitude of 4018m, so you really feel the effects of alititude when you fly in. Walking around the hilly streets have you gasping for breath.
The modern and the traditional can all be found in the city. The witches market sells merchandise for folk remedies. These dried Llama foetus are bought to bring good luck when they are buried beneath the cornerstone of the house you are building.