Picture of the day for November 30, 2016

Colourful shop oasis at the Laguna Hedionda, Nor Lípez Province southwestern Bolivia.. Learn more.


Picture of the day for November 26, 2016

View of a row of corners of the walls of Saksaywaman, a citadel on the northern outskirts of the city of Cusco, historic capital of the Inca Empire, today Peru. The first sections of the citadel were first built by the Killke culture about 1100 and expanded by the Inca from the 13th century. The dry stone walls are composed of huge stones, which boulders are carefully cut by workers to fit them together extremely tightly without mortar.. Learn more.

Picture of the day for November 25, 2016

Topiary (practice of clipping the foliage and twigs of trees and shrub to develop and maintain defined shapes) gardener (or artist?) working a cypress in the cemetery of Tulcán, located in the city of Tulcán, capital of the Carchi Province, north of Ecuador. The cemetery, of a surface of 8 hectares (20 acres), was founded in 1932 to replace the former on that was damaged in the 1923 earthquake. José María Azael Franco Guerrero was back in 1936 in charge of the city parks and started topiary works in the Tulcán cemetery. In the meanwhile the cemetery park has become internationally popular in the art of topiary and was renamed in 2007 to cemetery Azael Franco to honour his work.. Learn more.