Where in the World is Connie? travel blog

Courtyard at Casa Real de la Moneda

Original wooden coin making machine (mules in room below used to turn...

Mummified babies!

Cerro Rico, or Rich Mountain

Our tour guide Efra having some fun with the dynamite

Typical gifts for the miners

View of Potosi from the processing plant

The minerals processing plant (looks perfectly safe, huh!)

Miner at processing plant taking a break

A house near the mine entrance

Connie at the mine entrance

Miners pulling out 1-ton of raw minerals

Efra chewing coca - note his cheek full of leaves

El Tio

An old sign inside mine museum

Going deeper down into the mine

One of the miners

Miners at work

The gringos in the mine

Parade participants heading to the mine

Parade participants #1

Parade participants #2

One of the bands marching from mine entrance to parade site

Parade participants #3

Parade participants #4

Gringos at the Miners Carnival

Parade participants #5

Parade participants #6 (representing the Asian slaves who worked in mine)

Parade participants #7 (representing the African slaves)

Parade participants #8 (not sure what they represent!)

Parade participants #9

Parade participants #10

Parade participants #11

Parade participants #12 (carrying the mine's protective virgens and saints)

My fellow paraders - members of the Candelaria Miners Cooperative

One of the ornate doorframes on a church in Potosi

Potosi circus performers

What's a circus without the lions!


Photos only ... see "Living the High Life" (story #84)



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