Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sucre...La Ciudad Blanca (Sucre... The White City)

Sucre is known as La Ciudad Blanca or The White City. The nickname was bestowed upon the city because many of the colonial style houses and structures are painted white. I took a walk around the city and this is what I saw.
Loreto Chapel
Colonial style villa
The Government of Chuquisaca building
Iglesia de Santo Domingo
Plaza 25 de Mayo
Vendor selling popcorn
Sasteria (Tailor)
Arches of the Basilica de San Francisco
Basilica de San Francisco
As I approached the Basilica de San Francisco there was some sort of commotion.
It appeared that a wedding had just taken place. The bride and groom are at the very back of this photo.
It was very festive... with heaps of confetti being tossed in the air.
Colorful and covered in confetti.
As the festivities ended, the people poured out into the street.
As I continued on exploring the city I came across this... a zebra.
It was actually a dancing zebra that was directing traffic and assisting pedestrians  to cross the street. I learned later that the zebras are part of a youth program to help street kids with education and job training. The motorist, pedestrians and tourists all seemed to love the assistance.


2 comments:

  1. lol, love the zebra!

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  2. They made me laugh to myself every time I passed by them.

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