hoax. Some of the posts served as hitching posts for Spanish horses until they were returned to the site.
Trout farms on the Lake, a church which incorporates indigenous icons and gives rise to the “Baroque Mestizo” style of architecture, and finally the border.
Copacapana is a pilgrimage site for the people of Bolivia and Southern Peru to come to the Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Candelaria to show their devotion. It’s also the access point to the Island of the Sun, said to be the birthplace of the Inca Empire. We missed the actual 430th year celebration by a few days, but the afterglow still permeates the town, including the year-round church blessings of the cars purchased by everyone from the region. Tomorrow, we're boating out to the Island of the Sun.
We’re back from a walk through the town, and are enjoying the late afternoon sun through our bedroom windows. We’re told the sunset over the Lake is beautiful, and we’ll watch it over dinner at the hotel. To see all of the photos taken today, click on Wednesday, Feb 6th, Copacabana, Bolivia.