15 August 2011

potosí, bolivia


Sorry I've been MIA for so long.  I opened a little cafe, and it's taken up all of my time.  If you're interested, you can check it out here.

But back to the travels.  Potosí is known for its silver, but the vibrant building colors were what impressed me most.  Anyway, here's a look at one of Bolivia's most picturesque cities...



















And here's a little museum about the history of silver in Potosí, beginning with some coins from almost 500 years ago.  I liked how imperfect they were.




These were the wooden mills used to create the coins:


They were powered by donkeys below:


Here's an example of the beautiful craftsmanship found here: