We use cookies to show content based on your preferences. If you continue to browse you accept their use and installation. More information. >

FMF - Friends of Minerals Forum, discussion and message board
The place to share your mineralogical experiences

FMF English Forum is moderated by John S. White and Peter Megaw
 

Spanish message board






Newest topics and users posts
23 Oct-20:22:32 Re: collecting focuses and how they can change (Bob Harman)
23 Oct-15:39:55 Re: rarest quartz twins with inclined axes c (Marco Campos-venuti)
23 Oct-15:24:52 Re: collection of michael shaw (Crosstimber)
23 Oct-14:10:48 Re: rarest quartz twins with inclined axes c (Reef)
23 Oct-13:33:32 Re: help with identification of rock/mineral (Pete Modreski)
23 Oct-13:26:56 Re: scepters - (1) (Marco Campos-venuti)
23 Oct-13:05:41 Re: rarest quartz twins with inclined axes c (Marco Campos-venuti)
23 Oct-11:20:12 Re: rarest quartz twins with inclined axes c (Reef)
23 Oct-10:46:09 Re: rarest quartz twins with inclined axes c (Reef)
23 Oct-09:55:38 Re: rarest quartz twins with inclined axes c (Reef)
23 Oct-08:29:17 Re: collecting focuses and how they can change (Rweaver)
23 Oct-04:04:35 Re: quartz collecting outings in south africa (Pierre Joubert)
23 Oct-03:36:54 Re: quartz collecting outings in south africa (Pierre Joubert)
23 Oct-00:40:31 Re: collecting focuses and how they can change (Jesse Fisher)
22 Oct-23:30:44 Re: help identify these minerals (stumped!!!) (Profpepper)
22 Oct-21:33:26 Re: collecting focuses and how they can change (Jim Robison)
22 Oct-20:41:12 Re: collecting focuses and how they can change (Turbo)
22 Oct-20:16:18 Re: collecting focuses and how they can change (Rweaver)
22 Oct-19:16:14 Re: collecting focuses and how they can change (Peter Megaw)
22 Oct-19:12:26 Re: collecting focuses and how they can change (Peter Megaw)
22 Oct-18:21:54 Re: franjungle collection (Franjungle)
22 Oct-17:43:49 Re: a mineralogical trip through the states of usa - florida (Turbo)
22 Oct-17:29:22 Re: collecting focuses and how they can change (Turbo)
22 Oct-16:45:00 Re: help with identification of rock/mineral (Mineralien)
22 Oct-16:44:20 Re: collecting focuses and how they can change (Peter Megaw)

For lists of newest topics and postings click here


RSS RSS

View unanswered posts

Why and how to register

Index Index
 FAQFAQ RegisterRegister  Log inLog in
 {Forgotten your password?}Forgotten your password?  

Like
34114


The time now is Oct 23, 2017 23:10

Search for a textSearch for a text   

A general guide for using the Forum with some rules and tips
The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira
  Goto page 1, 2  Next
  Index -> Rockhounding trips
Like
85


View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message

franjungle




Joined: 05 Apr 2017
Posts: 99
Location: Medellín, Colombia.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Apr 08, 2017 19:30    Post subject: The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira  

Hi.

Here we are with news.

Now are going to a productive mine I had no news that existed before living here.

We´ll visit the first wonder of Colombia.

Is The Great Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira (Cundinamarca, Colombia).

It is a real underground Cathedral excavated by miners in a gigantic salt mine. There are only two buildings of its kind in the world that have the quality of roman catholic church Cathedral, this in Colombia and the Krakow one in Poland.

A taxi Bogotá to Zipaquirá all day round trip has a cost between 170.000 and 200.000 COP (approximately USD 60 or 70).

It is a magnificent visit and very near of Bogotá, around 50 km.

The village of Zipaquirá is over a huge accumulation of common salt that comes from a desiccated sea. Seventy million years ago, when the eastern mountain range of the Colombian Andes was formed, this inland sea dried up and left a large salt deposit.
We get down to 180 meters of depth. Every day leave to be processed four tons of salt for the domestic consumption in the country.

Began to explode in pre-columbian times at another level above the current mine. The Muiscas Indians changed the precious salt for less useful gold to make their offerings, traded with it and became the richest of his time societies.

You go with a guide until the end of the journey. There you loose and already go out whenever you want.
Twelve times warned you not to make photos while you're with him, since the mountain quickly download the batteries of the cameras being surrounded by large amounts of sodium everywhere.
The guide says us: “You will do a hundred photographs minimum, but do to the output when yourselves are”.

I hope you enjoy.

Regards.
Firmo.



P9210614.JPG
 Description:
We begin this trip in the heart of the center of Bogotá. The Bolivar Square (Plaza de Bolivar) with the Colombia´s Primada Cathedral. Back we can see the white church of the Monserrate Hill, 3.170 m above level sea.
 Viewed:  3950 Time(s)

P9210614.JPG



P9210615.JPG
 Description:
Bolivar Square: The Courthouse.
 Viewed:  3950 Time(s)

P9210615.JPG



P9210617.JPG
 Description:
Bolivar Square: The Mayor Town Hall of Bogotá.
 Viewed:  3949 Time(s)

P9210617.JPG



P9210619.JPG
 Description:
Bolivar Square: National Capitol.
 Viewed:  3958 Time(s)

P9210619.JPG



P9210620.JPG
 Description:
Bolivar Square: Colombia´s Primada Cathedral.
 Viewed:  3954 Time(s)

P9210620.JPG



P9210663.JPG
 Description:
La Carrera 7ª is a large and sympathetic peatonal avenue. Me dejaron plantada: “They left me planted”.
 Viewed:  3949 Time(s)

P9210663.JPG



P9210662.JPG
 Description:
“The ugly we have more style”.
 Viewed:  3952 Time(s)

P9210662.JPG



P9210664.JPG
 Description:
An orchestra man in the Carrera 7ª. This is Colombia.
 Viewed:  3956 Time(s)

P9210664.JPG



P9210691.JPG
 Description:
Portable machine for making “guarapo”: a lemon and sugar cane juice very tipicall around the country.
 Viewed:  3954 Time(s)

P9210691.JPG



P9210667.JPG
 Description:
Natural street juice. Of course you can find this street juice all the country.
 Viewed:  3953 Time(s)

P9210667.JPG


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
2
   

franjungle




Joined: 05 Apr 2017
Posts: 99
Location: Medellín, Colombia.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Apr 08, 2017 23:41    Post subject: Re: The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira  

The Bogotá downtown.
A colorful photographs, like the country.



P9210694.JPG
 Description:
“Guarapo” seller with uniform.
 Viewed:  3901 Time(s)

P9210694.JPG



P9210657.JPG
 Description:
Juice sellers. Tangerine and fruit salad.
 Viewed:  3890 Time(s)

P9210657.JPG



PC030829.JPG
 Description:
The Bogotá downtown: different kind of street fruit salads and lots of pineapple, papaya, mango, watermelon, etc…
 Viewed:  3897 Time(s)

PC030829.JPG



PC030840.JPG
 Description:
With the three huge green fruits we can see, called “guanábana”, he prepares the white juice. The purple one I don´t know, but I imagine perhaps the best is not investigate.
 Viewed:  3904 Time(s)

PC030840.JPG



PC030825.JPG
 Description:
Te invasión of the sidewalk is permanent. But tangerine juice, in my opinión, is one of the greatest attractives you can find in Colombia. It´s really fine.
 Viewed:  3894 Time(s)

PC030825.JPG



PC030841.JPG
 Description:
The life is always in the street. Lots of street barbecue meat and potatoes.
 Viewed:  3891 Time(s)

PC030841.JPG



PC030843.2.jpg
 Description:
Lots of mango curls. You can choose natural, with salt, with pepper, with lemon, sweet, etc.
 Viewed:  3896 Time(s)

PC030843.2.jpg



PC030809.2.jpg
 Description:
Isn´t it a beauty presentation?
 Viewed:  3892 Time(s)

PC030809.2.jpg



PC030813.2.jpg
 Description:
Large watermelon lots.
 Viewed:  3895 Time(s)

PC030813.2.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
7
   

Tobi




Joined: 07 Apr 2009
Posts: 2487
Location: Good Old Germany


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Apr 09, 2017 03:54    Post subject: Re: The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira  

franjungle wrote:
I hope you enjoy.
I did - thanks for those impressions from your country :-)
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
1
   

franjungle




Joined: 05 Apr 2017
Posts: 99
Location: Medellín, Colombia.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Apr 09, 2017 15:24    Post subject: Re: The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira  

Hi Tobi.
Thanks for your words, and everybody say “like”.

I´m sorry, the last watermelon picture was taken in Medellín, not in Bogotá. But you already find the same fruit in Bogotá.



P9210669.JPG
 Description:
Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, founder of Bogotá in 1,538.
 Viewed:  3732 Time(s)

P9210669.JPG



P9210685.JPG
 Description:
Informal street emerald business in Bogotá downtown.
 Viewed:  3729 Time(s)

P9210685.JPG



P9210686.JPG
 Description:
Jiménez de Quesada Avenue in Bogotá: All the people in this sidewalk have emeralds crystals (in Colombia called “canutillos”) in their pockets. Same of the samples are really large and awesome. I could see these.
 Viewed:  3726 Time(s)

P9210686.JPG



Jimenez de Quesada emeralds 1.jpg
 Description:
A Street View flash where we better can see the bulk and bustling environment usually you find at this sidewalk. Everybody is looking down, at the hidden secrets in the now open momentarily handkerchiefs.
 Viewed:  3748 Time(s)

Jimenez de Quesada emeralds 1.jpg



Jimenez de Quesada emeralds 2.1.jpg
 Description:
Another view. You can almost see the emeralds…
 Viewed:  3734 Time(s)

Jimenez de Quesada emeralds 2.1.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
2
   

franjungle




Joined: 05 Apr 2017
Posts: 99
Location: Medellín, Colombia.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Apr 09, 2017 22:38    Post subject: Re: The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira  

Other inputs of the surroundings of Carrera 7ª.


PB101032.JPG
 Description:
“Rica Lechona”: Rich pork. Looks amazing but this man takes a full roast pork in his car. He parks in a perpendicular street to Carrera 7ª at height of the 18 St, and sells the roast with rice.
 Viewed:  3652 Time(s)

PB101032.JPG



PB101031.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  3663 Time(s)

PB101031.JPG



PB101106.JPG
 Description:
The culonas ants. Pride of Santander. Do you want a little appetizer with a cool beer or a tangerine juice??
 Viewed:  3659 Time(s)

PB101106.JPG



PB101077.JPG
 Description:
This fakir also loves his crystals, although not as beautiful as crystals of minerals.
 Viewed:  3659 Time(s)

PB101077.JPG



PB101078.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  3655 Time(s)

PB101078.JPG



PB101080.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  3657 Time(s)

PB101080.JPG



PB101081.JPG
 Description:
The training of the equilibrist.
 Viewed:  3664 Time(s)

PB101081.JPG



PB101082.2.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  3659 Time(s)

PB101082.2.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
3
   

Pierre Joubert




Joined: 09 Mar 2012
Posts: 1357
Location: Western Cape


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Apr 10, 2017 10:30    Post subject: Re: The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira  

Hi Franjungle, is there a reason why the dealer's faces at the emerald market has been dulled or am I imagining things? (Jimenez de Quesada emeralds 1.jpg)
_________________
Pierre Joubert


'The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace. '
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

franjungle




Joined: 05 Apr 2017
Posts: 99
Location: Medellín, Colombia.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Apr 10, 2017 12:18    Post subject: Re: The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira  

Hellow Pierre.

There are two pictures directly taken of "Google Maps - Street View", in order you can see better this corner and its hustle, because my previous photos 85 and 86 are made a Sunday and there are few people.

And Street View erase the faces of people they take accidentally. Forgive the confusión.

Firmo.
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Pierre Joubert




Joined: 09 Mar 2012
Posts: 1357
Location: Western Cape


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Apr 10, 2017 12:40    Post subject: Re: The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira  

franjungle wrote:
Hellow Pierre.

There are two pictures directly taken of "Google Maps - Street View", in order you can see better this corner and its hustle, because my previous photos 85 and 86 are made a Sunday and there are few people.

And Street View erase the faces of people they take accidentally. Forgive the confusión.

Firmo.

No problem. Please just give Google Maps or other photographers credit for their photos in future. Are all the other photos yours?

_________________
Pierre Joubert


'The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace. '
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Pierre Joubert




Joined: 09 Mar 2012
Posts: 1357
Location: Western Cape


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Apr 10, 2017 12:47    Post subject: Re: The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira  

I apologize, I see the Google logos on the 2 photos.
_________________
Pierre Joubert


'The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace. '
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
1
   

franjungle




Joined: 05 Apr 2017
Posts: 99
Location: Medellín, Colombia.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Apr 11, 2017 13:11    Post subject: Re: The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira  

Hi.

Thank´s Pierre, is not necessary please.

We´re off on a trip soon.
Before we go up to Monserrate Hill to explain a curiosity.

On the top of the oriental hills of Bogota D.C. there is located Monserrate's Sanctuary. It receives this name in honor to "Our Lady of Monserrat" who is in a mount near Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain.

The image of Our Lady of Monserrate, donated to Bogota for the Benedictine monks of Monserrat's Abbey, is a reply of the one that is venerated in that Sanctuary.



P7140501.JPG
 Description:
To Monserrate Hill. Founded in 1.640. In cableway or funicular raylways....
 Viewed:  3325 Time(s)

P7140501.JPG



P7140495.JPG
 Description:
Or walking step by step. In Holyweek many colombians going up by the stairs.
 Viewed:  3319 Time(s)

P7140495.JPG



PB050369.JPG
 Description:
In the raylway to go up.
 Viewed:  3322 Time(s)

PB050369.JPG



PB050374.JPG
 Description:
The downtown under us.
 Viewed:  3320 Time(s)

PB050374.JPG



PB050386.JPG
 Description:
Arrival to the hill.
 Viewed:  3328 Time(s)

PB050386.JPG



PB050393.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  3323 Time(s)

PB050393.JPG



PB050394.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  3323 Time(s)

PB050394.JPG



PB050405.JPG
 Description:
A “very bogotano day” and The Andes with many clouds.
 Viewed:  3319 Time(s)

PB050405.JPG



PB050420.JPG
 Description:
A clear day you can almost see all city of Bogotá. But the clouds are ususally protagonist in this humid hills.
 Viewed:  3327 Time(s)

PB050420.JPG



PB050399.JPG
 Description:
The Sanctuary.
 Viewed:  3327 Time(s)

PB050399.JPG



PB050402.JPG
 Description:
It began about 1.640 as a hermitage in honor of The Virgin.
 Viewed:  3322 Time(s)

PB050402.JPG



PB050406.JPG
 Description:
Were in renovatioin works.
 Viewed:  3325 Time(s)

PB050406.JPG



PB050414.JPG
 Description:
The main altar with the image of the Fallen Lord protected of works.
 Viewed:  3327 Time(s)

PB050414.JPG


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
2
   

franjungle




Joined: 05 Apr 2017
Posts: 99
Location: Medellín, Colombia.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Apr 11, 2017 22:36    Post subject: Re: The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira  

We continue.


PB050418.JPG
 Description:
Our Lady of Monserrate in her chapel.
 Viewed:  3283 Time(s)

PB050418.JPG



PB050419.JPG
 Description:
Our Lady of Monserrat is the patron saint of Catalonia. Here we see next to the flag of Catalonia.
 Viewed:  3289 Time(s)

PB050419.JPG



PB050423.JPG
 Description:
The Monserrate´s tourist market.
 Viewed:  3282 Time(s)

PB050423.JPG



PB050422.JPG
 Description:
Tourism police.
 Viewed:  3289 Time(s)

PB050422.JPG



PB050429.JPG
 Description:
On the Monserrate´s tourist market is obligatory to prove a warm natural coca tea. Is a very advisable drink to fight against height and cold.
 Viewed:  3283 Time(s)

PB050429.JPG


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
3
   

franjungle




Joined: 05 Apr 2017
Posts: 99
Location: Medellín, Colombia.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Apr 12, 2017 13:34    Post subject: Re: The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira  

We´re currently in the Holy Week, and Monserrate has one very agreeable Via Crucis and differently from the rest that I know. This fills with people during this week.


PB050437.JPG
 Description:
The Via Crucis (the Way of the Cross).
 Viewed:  3206 Time(s)

PB050437.JPG



PB050438.JPG
 Description:
Statio XIII: Jesus is taken down from the cross.
 Viewed:  3204 Time(s)

PB050438.JPG



PB050442.JPG
 Description:
Statio XII
 Viewed:  3199 Time(s)

PB050442.JPG



PB050445.JPG
 Description:
Statio X.
 Viewed:  3201 Time(s)

PB050445.JPG



PB050480.JPG
 Description:
The Via Crucis.
 Viewed:  3206 Time(s)

PB050480.JPG



PB050478.JPG
 Description:
Statio I
 Viewed:  3205 Time(s)

PB050478.JPG



PB050434.JPG
 Description:
The trumpets tree.
 Viewed:  3197 Time(s)

PB050434.JPG



PB050476.JPG
 Description:
One of them.
 Viewed:  3204 Time(s)

PB050476.JPG



PB050432.JPG
 Description:
Red and yellow.
 Viewed:  3199 Time(s)

PB050432.JPG



PB050378.JPG
 Description:
The orange ones.
 Viewed:  3200 Time(s)

PB050378.JPG


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
3
   

franjungle




Joined: 05 Apr 2017
Posts: 99
Location: Medellín, Colombia.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Apr 12, 2017 23:06    Post subject: Re: The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira  

More.


PB050446.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  3128 Time(s)

PB050446.JPG



PB050461.JPG
 Description:
The fog gets hold of Monserrate.
 Viewed:  3143 Time(s)

PB050461.JPG



PB050455.JPG
 Description:
This is a restaurant with nice Bogota´s overview.
 Viewed:  3131 Time(s)

PB050455.JPG



PB050456.JPG
 Description:
A heavy fog advances quickly.
 Viewed:  3135 Time(s)

PB050456.JPG



PB050472.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  3131 Time(s)

PB050472.JPG



PB050477.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  3133 Time(s)

PB050477.JPG



PB050463.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  3133 Time(s)

PB050463.JPG



PB050468.JPG
 Description:
The station of the cableway and the fog.
 Viewed:  3127 Time(s)

PB050468.JPG



PB050452.JPG
 Description:
In the cableway to go down.
 Viewed:  3130 Time(s)

PB050452.JPG



PB050483.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  3138 Time(s)

PB050483.JPG



PB050486.2.jpg
 Description:
“You are at 3.170 m above the level sea”.
 Viewed:  3124 Time(s)

PB050486.2.jpg



PB050494.JPG
 Description:
In the hill you breath an extreme peace. You cann´t imagine there is a city of more than eight million inhabitants below. But we already go down to the gigantic city of Bogotá.
 Viewed:  3131 Time(s)

PB050494.JPG


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
6
   

franjungle




Joined: 05 Apr 2017
Posts: 99
Location: Medellín, Colombia.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Apr 14, 2017 13:46    Post subject: Re: The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira  

The way forward.


Zipaquirá situation map.jpg
 Description:
A view of Google Earth: location map.
 Viewed:  3003 Time(s)

Zipaquirá situation map.jpg



Bogotá-Zipaquirá.jpg
 Description:
A view of Google Maps: the journey to Zipaquirá from Bolivar Square.
 Viewed:  2997 Time(s)

Bogotá-Zipaquirá.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
2
   

franjungle




Joined: 05 Apr 2017
Posts: 99
Location: Medellín, Colombia.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Apr 15, 2017 00:04    Post subject: Re: The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira  

Zipaquirá.


PB131233.2.jpg
 Description:
Arrival at Zipaquirá´s Cathedral. The Miner´s Square receives us.
 Viewed:  2931 Time(s)

PB131233.2.jpg



PB131234.JPG
 Description:
A big sculpture of a miner.
 Viewed:  2935 Time(s)

PB131234.JPG



PB131235.JPG
 Description:
Honoring to the miners of the salt.
 Viewed:  2934 Time(s)

PB131235.JPG



PB131236.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  2931 Time(s)

PB131236.JPG



PB131237.JPG
 Description:
Here we see his effort and the old lamp.
 Viewed:  2937 Time(s)

PB131237.JPG


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
6
   

franjungle




Joined: 05 Apr 2017
Posts: 99
Location: Medellín, Colombia.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Apr 15, 2017 16:10    Post subject: Re: The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira  

Zipaquirá.


PB131238.JPG
 Description:
A helping colombian hand.
 Viewed:  2828 Time(s)

PB131238.JPG



PB131239.JPG
 Description:
This must be the valve that was opened where the sea dried up that left here all this salt.
 Viewed:  2838 Time(s)

PB131239.JPG



PB131240.JPG
 Description:
The Miner´s Square.
 Viewed:  2829 Time(s)

PB131240.JPG



PB131241.JPG
 Description:
The hallway.
 Viewed:  2835 Time(s)

PB131241.JPG


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
3
   

franjungle




Joined: 05 Apr 2017
Posts: 99
Location: Medellín, Colombia.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Apr 16, 2017 13:44    Post subject: Re: The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira  

“Dear visitor: Forbidden the entry of weapons”.


PB131242.JPG
 Description:
Sacral axis.
 Viewed:  2740 Time(s)

PB131242.JPG



PB131243.JPG
 Description:
Entrance to the cathedral.
 Viewed:  2739 Time(s)

PB131243.JPG



PB131244.JPG
 Description:
Entrada a la catedral.
 Viewed:  2745 Time(s)

PB131244.JPG



PB131245.JPG
 Description:
“Wellcome to Zipaquirá. City of the Salt Cathedral. Fisrt Colombia´s Touristic Wonder”.
Entry recommendations. The best everything is they forbide to enter weapons, common these lands. “Dear visitor: Forbidden the entry of firearms.”
 Viewed:  2739 Time(s)

PB131245.JPG



IMG_20151014_240036530.jpg
 Description:
In a bar restaurant: Don´t smoke. Don´t sell liquor to underage… And of course: No weapons.
 Viewed:  2747 Time(s)

IMG_20151014_240036530.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
3
   

franjungle




Joined: 05 Apr 2017
Posts: 99
Location: Medellín, Colombia.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Apr 17, 2017 14:43    Post subject: Re: The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira  

The map.


PB131368.JPG
 Description:
The mine´s map. The stations of the Via Crucis are marked by Roman numbers. The big empty chambers of salt estimate after the stations 5, 7, 9 and 11. Of every chamber they have extracted 30.000 tons of salt.
 Viewed:  2682 Time(s)

PB131368.JPG



PB131365.JPG
 Description:
The entry of the tunnel to base trunks of tree and Swiss metalic arches.
 Viewed:  2677 Time(s)

PB131365.JPG


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
3
   

franjungle




Joined: 05 Apr 2017
Posts: 99
Location: Medellín, Colombia.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Apr 17, 2017 20:13    Post subject: Re: The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira  

Large amounts of sodium everywhere. Then we just took the first picture at the end of the tour: The Central Ship or Ship of the Nártex.

Here is the biggest salt cross of the world which is a great mystery to recognize for an optical illusion.



PB131247.JPG
 Description:
The cross of the nártex in the central ship.
 Viewed:  2643 Time(s)

PB131247.JPG



PB131248.JPG
 Description:
The Cross.
 Viewed:  2645 Time(s)

PB131248.JPG


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
3
   

franjungle




Joined: 05 Apr 2017
Posts: 99
Location: Medellín, Colombia.


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Apr 18, 2017 13:04    Post subject: Re: The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira  

The Central constructed Ship 180 meters under the salt mountain, this one supported by four immense columns that symbolize Four Evangelists, props of the christens faith.


PB131249.JPG
 Description:
The amethyst central ship.
 Viewed:  2582 Time(s)

PB131249.JPG



PB131251.JPG
 Description:
Sculpted angel blowing horn.
 Viewed:  2585 Time(s)

PB131251.JPG



PB131276.JPG
 Description:
One of the columns. Sorry the moved pic by the light level.
 Viewed:  2585 Time(s)

PB131276.JPG


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
3
   
Display posts from previous:   
   Index -> Rockhounding trips   All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 2
  Goto page 1, 2  Next  

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


All pictures, text, design © Forum FMF 2006-2017


Powered by FMF