Wednesday, July 29, 2009

We are there ....

... we have reached the main chamber of the Catedral de Sal (Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira, near Bogota, Colombia)

This photo is taken on the same balcony as the statue of the salt angel. Note the salt at the foot of the photo. If you look carefully, just above the salt and below the 'circle' you can see the front pews ..

.. 'Creation of Adam' by Michelangelo in that circle ...

A Nativity scene against one of the side walls .. (all statues are again, made from salt)

Salt deposits on the walls ...

Ooops .. sorry .. can't remember what this is and looking up websites hasn't helped me either! I think it's the altar .. need hubby to confirm

... and the last photo is taken from the front looking back over the pews. Look carefully (again!) .... you will people standing between the pews .. and further back in the blue lit area is the balcony on which the salt angel is situated to the right-hand side

I 'googled' it and found many websites and couldn't decide which to use for a link. The Wikipedia one is factual and so is the one HERE. There is a short video on the National Geographical website and can be seen if you 'google' "salt cathedral colombia" then go down to the "National Geographic video.

Isn't it just the most amazing place!!! I would absolutely love to see it for myself - maybe one day ... not likely .. but I can always hope ... and dream ... and wish ...... ..... ...... !!


  1. I must pull out my old photies - this so reminds me of the salt mines! What a beautiful place!

  2. What an amazing think our world has all these hidden treasures that so few of us ever get to see...

  3. Thanks so much for the tour. What a fascinating place.

  4. Sometimes fireside travel (or travel in front of a computer) is even better than the real thing. No late flights, expensive food, long queues or lumpy beds!

  5. This place is absolutely amazing. Imagine having an attraction like this. It probably attracts 1000's of visitors. Thanks for the tour. I probably wouldn't even have known about this otherwise.