|the lower part of Puno, on the Lake Titicaca shore
|Aymara woman in Puno
|Sillustani and Umaya Lagoon
|chullpa remans near Umaya Lagoon
|chullpas of the Qolla people
|Bowler hats arte still popular with Aynara women.
|the church square at Taquile
|shrine to the Earth Goddess,Taquile
|spinning thread, Taquile
|one of the floating islands near Puno
Throughout the island arched gateways stand at junctions of the paths. The best of these is at the entrance to the hilltop square where stands the Catholic church. The Taquileños converted long ago, but did not entirely abandon their traditional beliefs, as evidenced by the rural shrines to pre-Christian deities that still stand in several locations. And their basic moral code is still the one they followed before conversion: don’t lie, don’t steal, don’t be lazy.
|Uro women with drying tortora reeds
|tortora reed house
|Uro boat skipper