The Brandenburg Gate is one of the most well-known symbols of the German capital. It is an old gateway to walled Berlin and today, it is one of the greatest attractions of the city, and its surroundings, one of the most attractive. This was built between 1734 and 1737 and it was made up of 18 portals whose names indicated the destination each of them went to. In Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate is the only one left standing; the names of the other gates now give name to subway stations, such as Kottbuser Tor or Hallesches Tor. Built between 1788 and 1791, by the architect Carl Gotthard Langhans, it is inspired by the propylaea which shaped the entrance to the Acropolis of Athens. Built between 1788 and 1791, by the architect Carl Gotthard Langhans, it is inspired by the propylaea which shaped the entrance to the Acropolis of Athens. It is a construction of 26 meters high in sandstone, with Doric columns and reliefs representing the gods Hercules, Mars and Minerva, something typical of the early neoclassic style. Atop the gate, there is a 5 meters high copper sculpture by Johann Gottfried Schadow. It is called Quadriga, which represents the goddess Victoria in a chariot drawn by four horses that advance towards the city. In 1806, the Quadriga was taken to Paris by Napoleon as a war trophy; however, after his defeat in 1814 it returned to Berlin where it was restored. In World War II, the Gate and its Quadriga were severely damaged. In its reconstruction of 1957, East Berlin decided to remake the Quadriga, but this time without the eagle and the iron cross, considered symbols of German imperialism. In 1961 a new history begins, that of Berlin and its wall of division. Its layout made it that the gate remained in the middle of the so-called inner and outer walls, in a territory to which neither the Berliners of the east, nor those of the west had access to. After the fall of the wall, a new restoration was made in 1991 and the statue is completed with all its original elements. In 2002 the total recovery of the Gate is finished, after almost two years of work. The Brandenburg Gate is located between 18th of March Square, and the Pariser Platz, or Paris Square. The first commemorates the March Revolution of 1848 and the first free elections of 1990, after the end of the communist dictatorship. The first commemorates the March Revolution of 1848 and the first free elections of 1990, after the end of the communist dictatorship. Panels with information about this emblematic place can be found there. The Pariser Platz houses the Embassies of France, the United States, and other institutions such as the Academy of Arts. The DZ Bank is also worth a visit as it has a futuristic look thanks to the work of architect Frank Gehry. Finally, the famous Hotel Adlon is another of the noble buildings of this square worthy of a visit. From the front of the Brandenburg Gate, the German Parliament can be seen to the right, with its famous dome which can be accessed free of charge throughout the year. Three hundred meters to the left is Potsdamer Platz, with its three architectural and leisure centers, one of which is the world-famous Sony Center. And if we go through the Gate, we will have in front of our eyes the largest park in Berlin, the Tiergarten, with 210 hectares of green, bicycle lines, lakes, beer courts (Biergarten) and cafes. The Brandenburg Gate is located at the western end of the Unter den Linden Avenue. The closest station to the Gate is the Unter den Linden train station (Trains S1, S2 and S25). Next to the gate there is a tourist office that can come in handy for maps, brochures, and the Berlin Card. One can take advantage and visit interesting places such as the German Parliament, the Tiergarten or Potsdamer Platz. Virtual Reality (VR) Images to see on mobile devices with virtual reality lenses Do not limit yourself to see the world: ¡ live it and enjoy it in virtual reality ! ¡ Subscribe ! Little Planet Photo Gallery How this Virtual Tour was made Many photographers have asked me what the best programs to take panoramic and spherical photographs are, and these are the ones I have been able to find in some specialized websites: Autostitch, Autopano Pro, Panorama Maker, Panorama Factory, PTGui, Panorama Plus, Hugin, PTAssembler, PanoramaStudio, and Calico. Personally, I believe that the most professional and those which do an extraordinary “stitching” are Autopano Pro and PTGui, which are what I normally use.
 
The Berlin Cathedral stands majestically in the vicinity of the Spree River, crowned by a silver dome of a greenish color. It is the most representative religious building in Berlin, located opposite Lustgarten (Pleasure Garden), between Museum Island and the site previously occupied by the Imperial Palace. The cathedral´s building was built between the years 1894 and 1905 on the foundations of a small baroque cathedral of 1747. The cathedral´s building was built between the years 1894 and 1905 on the foundations of a small baroque cathedral of 1747, right across the Imperial Palace. This proximity to the palace made the cathedral the main church of the Hohenzollern Dynasty court, as well as being the place where family members were buried. In 1944, like most buildings in Berlin, the church was destroyed by a bomb that fell on the dome, causing serious damage to the interior. Although the reconstruction tasks began in 1975, they were long and expensive and they were not completed until 2002. Once inside the cathedral, special attention is drawn to both the altar enclosure, made of white marble and yellow onyx, and the imposing pneumatic transmission organ. It is also interesting the access that the imperial couple used when they went to the Cathedral, since they had their own staircase with all kinds of luxuries, through which they reached the Imperial box. The cellars of the cathedral guard an important treasure, the Hohenzollern Crypt, known for housing the sarcophagi of members of the Hohenzollern Dynasty. The cellars of the cathedral guard an important treasure, the Hohenzollern Crypt, known for housing the sarcophagi of members of the Hohenzollern Dynasty. In the crypt, more than 90 tombs with imperial family members who died from the end of the sixteenth century to the beginnings of the twentieth century can be seen. Through the sumptuous sarcophagi and coffins, more than 500 years of funeral culture of Brandenburg and Prussia are documented. The journey to the dome takes place along a somewhat disastrous road, as if going to an abandoned attic, however, after climbing the 270 stairs that lead to the top of the cathedral’s dome, beautiful views of the center of Berlin can be enjoyed, which make the ascent really worth it. Virtual Reality (VR) Images to see on mobile devices with virtual reality lenses Do not limit yourself to see the world: ¡ live it and enjoy it in virtual reality ! ¡ Subscribe ! Little Planet Photo Gallery Panoramic Photography How was this Virtual Tour made
 
City Hall is the House of Assembly of London and preserves the offices of the great London Authority like the mayor's office and staff. It is in the center of the most urbanised plan of London, a new working community located on the south bank of the River Thames, between the London and Tower Bridge. It’s a modern building build by a recognized architect Norman Foster, the same architect that designed the Milenio of London Bridge and remodeled the Reichstag emblematic (German Parliament of Berlín). It’s a modern building build by a recognized architect Norman Foster, the same architect that designed the Milenio of London Bridge and remodeled the Reichstag emblematic (German Parliament of Berlín). The building inaugurated in the year 2002, accompanied by some controversy among the population due to its curious appearance. Some call it "the onion", others "the motorcycle helmet". Located in a strategic location on the cultural route that leads from the Tate Modern, through the Globe Theater and Southwark Cathedral to HMS Belfast and the Design Museum, the London project has played a crucial role in the socio-economic regeneration of the municipality of Southwark. City Hall, one of the newest projects with greater symbolic relevance for the capital of the United Kingdom, delves into issues explored in the Reichstag and communicates the transparency and accessibility of the democratic process, while demonstrating the potential of public building that is sustainable and practically non-polluting. Designed by advanced techniques of infographic layouts represents a new radical plantation of the architectonic form. Its shape achieves an optimal energy performance since it maximizes the protection against the sun and minimizes the surface exposed to direct sunlight. The building measures about 45 meters of height in what is divided in 10 floors. In addition, through which runs a long spiral staircase 500 meters long. At the top, there is an exhibition and a meeting room called London's Living Room, with an open viewpoint that sometimes is available to the public. The building measures about 45 meters of height in what is divided in 10 floors, through which runs a long spiral staircase 500 meters long. At the top there is an exhibition and meeting room called London's Living Room, with an open viewpoint that sometimes is available to the public. The offices are naturally ventilated with the entrance of air, the energy is obtained from photovoltaic panels and the cooling system of the building uses groundwater pumped through drilling wells. Overall, City Hall uses only a quarter of the energy consumed by a typical London office building with air conditioning. With around 15,000 employees, More London integrates a wide variety of uses within a new network of streets and public spaces. The imposing diagonal boulevard that follows the ideal pedestrian route between the London Bridge station and the Tower Bridge is interspersed with alleys and smaller routes that forge links between the activity-taking place on the dock and the residential community of Bermondsey. The landscaping of the streets and esplanades includes trees and aquatic elements and extends to the design of pavement and urban furniture. In addition to offices, there are shops, restaurants and coffee shops, and the urban project includes the Unicorn Children's Theater, a hotel, a supermarket and a gym. The combination of all this helps to generate a lively and pleasant social environment on the banks of the river. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery How was this Virtual Tour made
 
The Cerro de la Máscara (or Hill of the Mask in English) archaeological site is the most important petroglyphs site in northern Sinaloa. Its more than three hundred petroglyphs distributed in a mountain range. In a beautiful natural environment flanked by the old river Zuaque, it is neighbor to the Magic Town of El Fuerte. A must stop for the Chepe Railroad which crosses the Tarahumaran mountain range of the port of Topolobampo to the city of Chihuahua. They have made the site a focus of visits of thousands of visitors both domestic and foreign. Visitors who also visit other places like the Sacred Heart of Jesus Temple, the Municipal Palace building, the Barracks Square, the El Fuerte Museum, finding a first class service in restaurants and hotels in the city. One of the many that stand out is the Hotel Posada del Hidalgo, located at the foot of Fuerte de Montes Claros Hill. The archaeological site also represents one of the most important places in the history of northern Mexico. For it jealously keeps the memory of the worldview of the ancient Yoremes (Mayos), inhabitants of this region. The archaeological site is located on the banks of the Fuerte River, within the Mexican northwest. In the northeastern portion of the state of Sinaloa, very close to the border with the neighboring state of Sonora. It is located 70km (approximately 43 miles) from the city of Los Mochis and 270km (approx. 167 miles) from the city of Culiacán. Cerro de la Máscara stands along a small spur of rhyolitic stone. It is submerged in a thorny forest, at the foot of the Sierra Madre Occidental (or Western mountain range). The closest population to the site is Ejido La Galera, pertaining to the also very close municipal head of El Fuerte, located on the opposite bank of the river. This municipality borders to the west with Ahome, to the east with Choix, to the north with Alamos, Sonora, and to the south with the municipality of Sinaloa. The archaeological site is geographically framed in a transition zone between the Western Mountain Range and the coastal plain of the Sea of Cortez, in a space known as the Valley of the Fuerte River. The archaeological site is geographically framed in a transition zone between the Western Mountain Range and the coastal plain of the Sea of Cortez, in a space known as the Valley of the Fuerte River. Physiographically, it corresponds to the Western Mountain Range Province, which begins at the border with the United States and expands from northwest to southeast to its limits in the south of the province of the Neovolcanic Axis, covering some portions of the states of Sonora, Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Durango, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes and Jalisco. Cerro de la Máscara is made up of several sets of petroglyphs, a set of mounds constructed with boulders, as well as some circular stone alignments, all distributed over 17 hectares (42 acres). The limits of the site are defined by the Guásimas stream, which runs to the north and west of it, and an abrupt slope of the ground which goes down to the second fluvial terrace of the Fuerte River, to the east (Carpenter et al, 2006). Based on the researches practiced on the site, we know that it is made up of 300 engravings, distributed in 15 sets located mainly in the eastern portion of the site and associated with concentrations of archaeological materials. The petroglyphs are in rhyolite blocks of variable size with mainly geographic, anthropomorphic, zoomorphic, and phytomorphic designs, manufactured with techniques which include percussion, abrasion and incision. Some engravings with designs of human faces or masks give the name of the site. Of the 15 sets of petroglyphs, which make up the site, seven are the most frequented by visitors, which have been named by the local oral tradition with nicknames that refer to some formal characteristic. Either one of the designs that make it up or its location or possible functionality: The Observatory, The Mask, The Flanked Stone, The Butterfly, The Queen, The Fox or The Scorpion. These sets are distributed primarily along the main pike, which makes up the site. The set of mounds is located in the northern section of the site and is made up of four concentrations of stone and dirt. Its height does not exceed 1.5m and the area is approximately 10m2. They are oval in shape and are surrounded by a high amount of archaeological material. Based on the explorations practiced as part of the Cerro de la Máscara Archaeological Project, it was determined that, in fact, these mounds were the nucleus of a plinth, on which, possibly, some kind of structure constructed with perishable materials was found, which, due to the strong erosion of the ground, did not conserve no more evidence on the surface. Between 1987 and 1990, Francisco Mendiola carried out a brief surface survey in the municipalities of Ahome, El Fuerte and Choix, only recording the sites with graphic-rock manifestations. History of research Between 1987 and 1990, Francisco Mendiola carried out a brief surface survey in the municipalities of Ahome, El Fuerte and Choix, only recording the sites with graphic-rock manifestations. In the municipality of El Fuerte, he recorded 18 sites (Mendiola 1994:197). Based on the detailed analysis of the designed recorded on the sites, Mendiola was able to identify two main styles: the central sierra-Barobampo style and the Fuerte River style. The first one, located in the mountain range between the Fuerte River and El Carrizo Valley, consisting of rectilinear designs with zoomorphic and phytomorphic representations (Mendiola 1994:493); the second, named Fuerte River style, is distributed along the Fuerte River, from San Miguel Zapotitlán to the Miguel Hidalgo Dam, consisting of curvilinear designs with anthropomorphic representations (Mendiola 1994:493-496). It should be mentioned that through this study, Mendiola recognized the existence of physiographic-regional variables. In his conclusions, Mendiola affiliated to the Nahuas the manufacture of petroglyphs during their passage through Sinaloa, as part of the Aztecan pilgrimage, a passage commonly reproduced without scientific foundation in the history of these lands. The memory of this research was embodied in his thesis for his Bachelor of Arts: “Petroglyphs and Rock Paintings in the North of Sinaloa”. Huites Archaeological Project During 1993, Rebeca Yoma carried out archaeological rescue researches, as part of the construction of the Luis Donaldo Colosio Dam, near the town of Huites. Together with that work, Yoma carried out the recording of some petroglyphs in Cerro de la Máscara. She made decals and cutout drawings of various sets. However, her work never had as main objective the exhaustive record of all the graphic-rock manifestations of the site. The conclusions of this work focused in establishing the cultural development of the south and center of Sinaloa; without touching the petroglyphs site, or the region where it is located. North of Sinaloa Archaeological Research Project During 2004, John Carpenter and Guadalupe Sánchez carried out a tour and surface recognition, covering most of the northeast portion of Sinaloa, within the municipalities of Choix and El Fuerte. The registry was mainly focused in sites with archeological components which had the potential to represent habitable places (Carpenter & Sanchez, 2004:23), living aside the sites with graphic-rock manifestations, since of these, they pointed out, there is an existing body of information. The results of the research brought the registration of 77 sites, of which, 58 have a pre-Hispanic affiliation, seven are historical sites, five have mixed components and seven indeterminate; most of them belonging to the ceramic period, approximately between 100 B.C. and 1500 A.D. (Carpenter & Sánchez, 2004:93,94). In the neighboring area of Cerro de la Máscara they reported three sites: Rancho Lugo, Atanasio Félix and the Petroglyphs of Ocolome, which, they said, must be studied to understand the cultural complex of Cerro de la Máscara. Of the three sites, the Petroglyphs of Ocolome site stands out, which has a great amount of metals and mortars in mother rock associated to the petroglyphs. The site, it seems, was a place where specific activities were carried out, more related to domestic activities (Carpenter & Sánchez, 2004). Between June 2006 and March 2007, as part of an ambitious project of the municipality of El Fuerte to enable the Cerro de la Máscara archaeological site, John Carpenter, Guadalupe Sánchez and Julio Vicente, carried out archaeological researches. Archaeological Research Project for the Management Plan of the Cerro de la Máscara Archaeological Site Between June 2006 and March 2007, as part of an ambitious project of the municipality of El Fuerte to enable the Cerro de la Máscara archaeological site, John Carpenter, Guadalupe Sanchez and Julio Vicente, carried out archaeological researches, as a preliminary step to the work for the habilitation and tourist adaptation that the municipal council planned to carry out. The works included an intense systematic survey of the site and extensive excavations in all sites with deposits, as well as the registration and cataloging of every one of the site’s petroglyphs; but above all, the development of a management plan for the site visits (Carpenter et al, 2008). The results determined that the archaeological site covered an area of 17,000m2 in total, with 300 petroglyphs distributed among 15 localities. In addition to the petroglyphs, they indicated the presence of a component not previously reported, which consisted of three mounds built with boulders and dirt; as well as an alignment of circular shaped rocks, practicing excavations in these elements. The project included the systematic registration of all the engravings of the site, performing photographic surveys, the production of decals with chalk and fabric of each one of them, as well as the filling of registration certificates elaborated specifically for this project. The results obtained after the registration, digitalization and systematization of the information, indicated that the most commonly recorded representations consisted of simple geometric designs, such as: circles, squares, rectangles, spirals and dots; as well as compound geometric designs, such as: concentric circles, double spirals, square and rectangle elements with geometric designs in their interiors. For their part, the anthropomorphic elements consisted of handprints, footprints, and face prints; in general, stylized representations of human figures. Less frequently, zoomorphic elements (possible representations of canines, felines, butterflies, and other forms of unidentified animals) were found. Other graphic elements present consisted of astronomical motives including suns and quincunxes, possibly, alluding to the planet Venus. Others included alignments of dots identified as possible astronomical markers. The representations of masks, weapons and shields were tentatively classified in the category “fetishes”. Representations of botanical graphic elements were rare and included cacti and what appeared to represent some unidentified fruits. Regarding the archaeological materials recovered in the excavations, although they observed a slight superficial distribution of artifacts, mainly ceramic fragments and carved stone debris, there was no evidence indicating the presence of a significant residential occupation in Cerro de la Máscara. Excavations on the small mound revealed a notable absence of artifacts or cultural elements associated with domestic activities, like hands and metates, stones used for grinding (Carpenter et al, 2008). The general results of the explorations allowed them to establish that the Cerro de la Máscara archaeological site’s petroglyphs can be attributed to the Cahitas group, and more specifically to the Tehueco groups, perhaps, the Sinaloas, who began to inhabit this region at least 2000 years ago. The authors pointed out that it is a serious mistake to propose possible relations linked to some mythical migration of the Aztecs, since there is no evidence in the regional archaeological record indicating such a possibility (Carpenter et al, 2008). The documentation of several different techniques used in the elaboration of petroglyphs, in addition to several graphic styles present, as well as the great variability observed in the formation of patina on the rocks surface, seems to confirm evidences indicative of a wide and varied time range of the site’s occupation. Likewise, ceramic materials also confirmed this fact, suggesting a broad range between 200 A.D. and 1450 A.D., approximately. The ceramic types identified corresponded to the Serrana and Huatabampo traditions, with Batacosa, Cuchujaqui, Piedras Verdes, Guasave and Huatabampo types. The few non-local shards found, were indicatives of exchange between the coastal region and the Culiacan region, including the Aguaruto insert and Aztatlán red on bay, as well as dishes from the Guasave tradition (Carpenter et al, 2008). The absolute absence of historical types indicated that the Cerro de la Máscara Archaeological site was actually a ritual site, probably secretive and with restricted access, whose location never revealed to the Spaniards. The absolute absence of historical types indicated that the Cerro de la Máscara archaeological site was actually a ritual site, probably secretive and with restricted access, whose location was never revealed to the Spaniards. Perhaps the site, abandoned before 1564, when Francisco de Ibarra arrived to the region (Carpenter et al, 2008). On the other hand, the presence of graphic elements shared in an extensive geographic region expanding from Nayarit to the southeast of the U.S.A., indicates the existence of an extensive sphere of pre-Hispanic cultural interaction. Probably associated with the diffusion of ideologies, a “northwestern tradition of rock art” (Santos, 2006 & 2013), during the socio-economic relations between groups, which, extended the cultural boundaries between the cultural traditions of northern Mexico, southwest of U.S.A. and the west of Mexico, approximately between 1200 and 1400 A.D. (Carpenter et al, 2008). North of Sinaloa Archaeological Project: Cerro de la Máscara II In July 2011, John Carpenter and his team of researchers presented the catalog of the systematic record of the site’s petroglyphs. This catalog included the petroglyphs proper of Cerro de la Máscara, registered during the project of 2006-2007, as well as the petroglyphs from the site of Ocolome, located exactly on the margin opposite of Cerro de la Máscara, in the Fuerte River. Although the information presented on the catalog does not differ much from the one presented in the 2006-2007 report, there is new information that clarifies the cultural historic panorama of the site. In this regard, they pointed out that the diversity of designs shared and distributed in the north of Mexico and southwest of the U.S.A., indicates the existence of an extensive sphere of pre-Hispanic cultural interaction, probably associated to the diffusion of ideology during the socio-economic relations between groups (Carpenter et al, 2011). Final report of the Project of Systematic Record of Petroglyphs Cerro de la Máscara Between 2010 and 2011, the archaeologists María de los Ángeles Heredia Zavala (then delegate of the INAH-Sinaloa Center) and José Alberto Durán Iniesta, carried out some work in Cerro de la Máscara. The main objective of this project was the survey of the site, seeking to expand the data provided by John Carpenter and his team in 2006- 2007. Therefore, they carried out systematic tours to the interior of the site, as well as in some surrounding spaces. Their contributions, in addition to confirming what was reported by John Carpenter, Guadalupe Sánchez and Julio Vicente, was the localization of some scattered blocks with petroglyphs, as well as some remains of possible stone alignments. The results obtained were focused on trying to compare the data presented by John Carpenter and his team, mainly questioning the concept of semi-isolation and the exclusively ritual use of site by the Sinaloas and Tehuevos groups; however, they did not provide any data to refute the idea. Moreover, they did not present a site chronology proposal, nor tried to interpret it within the regional social dynamic or in its meaning, like the most representative Cahíta ritual site of the region. Since 2016, the Cerro de la Máscara Archaeological Project is directed by the researchers Victor Joel Santos Ramírez and Julio César Vicente López. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery How this Virtual Tour was made In portrait photographs if the lighting completed frontally, we manage to conceal some skin imperfections, since we "fill with light” small scars, wrinkles, in the case of adults, and some other marks. On the contrary, if the lighting is done laterally, even to 90 degrees, we will emphasize more the details of these imperfections. The lighting of Cerro de la Máscara prepared so that the engravings on the stone could be more noticed. That is why, I used a Led Lenser model T7 flashlight in a lateral way and the result was very good.
 
Next to Brühl’s Terrace and directly on the side of the Fraunkirche Church, the old Royal Academy of Fine Arts, built in 1984, is located. It is found next to one of the three buildings which are currently part of the Superior School of Visual Arts in Dresden. The building was built on Brühl’s Terrace by Constantin Lipsius between 1887-1894. The glass dome is famous for its shape and it is known as the Lemon Squeezer The building was built on Brühl’s Terrace by Constantin Lipsius between 1887-1894. The glass dome is famous for its shape and it is known as the Lemon Squeezer. The parts destroyed during World War II have been restored and rebuilt since 1991. The Brühl’s Terrace houses the painting and sculpture workshops, the graphic workshops, and the exhibitionrooms of the Academy, where the annual exhibitions of the graduates take place. Facing the Elba River, the building has engraved the names of: Pheidias, Iktinos, Praxiteles, Polykleitos, Lysippos, Erwin Von Steinbach, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Dürer on the wall and on the other side “DEM VATERLAND ZU ZIER UND EHR” – “For the Honor and Adornment of the Fatherland”. The Academy also has, in addition to a splendid main building, another building for sculpture located on Pfotenhauerstrasse, whose workshops date back to 1910. The workshops for the courses of Restoration and Costume Design, and the technical college degree course for Theatre Setting are located at Güntzstrasse in the buildings of the former Academy of Applied Arts. In 1764, the General Academy for Painting, Sculpture, Copperplate engraving and Architecture was founded by order of the electorate Friedrich Christian, belonging to the House of Fürstenberg from 1768 to 1786. Its first director was the French Charles Hutin. After the death of Hutin in 1776, Johann Eleazar Zeissig and Giovanni Battista Casanova were appointed alternating directors of the Academy. The Academy was the successor installation of the first “School for Drawing and Painters” founded in 1680. It was one of the oldest academies of art in the German-speaking area. In 1950, the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts was merged with the Public Academy of Applied Art, the successor of the Royal Saxon School of Applied Art founded in 1875/1876, into the Superior Dresden Academy of Fine Arts. Today, it belongs to the group of Superior Schools of Fine Arts in Germany, which with an unmistakable profile and with the best conditions, it is very attractive for a degree in the Fine Arts. Today, it belongs to the group of Superior Schools of Fine Arts in Germany, which with an unmistakable profile and with the best conditions, it is very attractive for a degree in the Fine Arts. Generous and well- equipped workshops are available for students. The possibilities for exhibitions at the Academy are excellent: with an octagon below the glass dome marking the view of the city, its lemon squeezer, and two large exhibition rooms adjacent to the former library, as well as the Brühl’s Terrace Gallery, provide the Academy with generous presentation surfaces which are available for all degree courses and co-operation partners. In 1990 a new implementation was provided, which offered the opportunity for an innovative and organic development of the Academy. Notable international artists from the world of art are teaching in the Academy. The diverse courses and artistic tendencies to study painting, graphic arts and sculpture are developed in a broad way. The classic cornerstones of artistic teaching at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts are complemented through discourse and artistic exchange with the project “New media” and the specialization of interdisciplinary artistic works. These conditions allow for the optimal use of all the offers and possibilities. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery Panoramic Photography How was this Virtual Tour made In nocturnal urban photography we find many different sources of light. There is the lighting of houses and buildings, the street lighting, the vehicles that circulate in the streets with their lights on, the illuminated signs that in some cases are very colorful. The diaphragm I use in these cases is f11. The reason is that the light projected by all these sources, appear with a titillating appearance that looks really pretty. If you use large apertures such as f2.8 or f4, the spotlights produce a huge flash that easily ruins the photograph. Likewise, the use of ultraviolet filter is not recommended, since it produces flashes known as “flares”, which cause unsightly and annoying beams of light in our images.
 
The history of the Shcrönbrunn Palace and its predecessor buildings reach the middle ages. The entire property was dominated ,”Katterburg” since the beginning of the XIV century. In the next centuries there were famous tenants such as Mayor Bayer of Vienna, who expanded the buildings. In 1569 the property changed through Maximilian II to the Habsburgs. It consisted of a house, a mill, a stable, a garden of relaxation and one of fruit trees to the property. It was the foundation for a representative address, also for a garden recreation and a zoo garden. This contributed in a determined way the establishment of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna in the year 1572. The successive emperor Matteo used the Katterburg to hunt. Legend says that in one of his hunting trips he discovered the Beautiful Fountain. The one that gives the name to the mansion: Schönbrunn (beautiful fountain). On Fernando’s II death in 1637 the property passed to his widow, Eleonora de Gonzaga. She had a small palace built in 1642 and changed the name Katterburg to Schönbrunn. In 1683 the Schönbrunn Palace was destroyed in the Second Siege of Vienna by the Ottoman Empire. After the triumph against the Ottomans, Leopoldo I decided to build a new building. The architect Juan Bernardo Fischer , designed in 1688 the “ project Schönbrunn l” for the emperor. From the year 1696 it was built in pieces on top of the foundations of the destroyed palace. The architect Juan Bernardo Fischer , designed in 1688 the “ project Schönbrunn l” for the emperor. From the year 1696 it was built in pieces on top of the foundations of the destroyed palace. The unfinished Palace in Schönbrunn served as residence for the emperor's widow, Wilhelmina Amalia. You can still see the portraits of the horses in the so-called "Rösselzimmer", which she hung in this room. In 1728 the emperor Carlos VI acquired the mansion. Then he gave Schönbrunn to his daughter, Maria Teresa. Thus began the glorious era for Schönbrunn. The Palace became a center for courtly and political life. Construction work began in 1742. In the first stage of reforms (1743 - 1749) Pacassi directed the extension of the quarters of hearing and residence in the eastern wing. The following works created a large passage hall on the first floor and on the luxury floor of the upper part of the Large and Small Gallery. These two galleries provided enough space for large festivities; The Small Gallery served for family parties. These first reforms did not include the frescoes in the ceiling of the two festivities. The works of the second stage (1752 - 1765) concentrated on the decoration of the representation rooms. After the death of Emperor Francisco I Esteban in 1765, a new period of decoration followed. The empress decorated several rooms in commemoration of her husband in the palace with varnished panels of Chinese origin and wood. María Teresa decorated the "Bergi" rooms in 1769 with landscape paintings, where she lived during the summer until her death. The palace was uninhabited until at the beginning of the 19th century Emperor Francisco II re-used it as a summer residence. After the death of Maria Teresa the Palace was uninhabited. At the beginning of the 19th century Emperor Francisco II re-used it as a summer residence. At this time Schönbrunn was occupied twice by Napoleon in the years 1805 and 1809. In 1814, Schönbrunn urgently needed a renovation. Francisco II reformed the facades in 1819 according to the plans of the architect Juan Aman. Aman removed from the facade the opulent Rococo decoration of Pacassi. He left the palace in its current appearance with his now typical "Schönbrunn yellow". Francisco José was born in 1830 in Schönbrunn. When he ascended the throne in 1848, the palace was going to live another glorious era. The young emperor chose Schönbrunn as his favorite residence, where he spent most of his life. He was installed in the rooms of the western wing located towards the courtyard of honor. There he lived until his death on November 21, 1916. The private rooms of the emperor were redecorated. The furniture with its simple essence reveals the personal character of Francisco José. On the occasion of the marriage with Elisabeth, Duchess of Bavaria, in 1854 an apartment was prepared in the western wing towards the garden. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery How was this Virtual Tour made Some photographers have asked me about what programs there are with no cost to paste panoramic photographs and I think one of the most recognized is Hugin Panorama Photo Stitcher. This program is a free and open source software that links contiguous images in a combined image. You can load the images and align them manually, so it’s accessible for the users intervention allowing a greater personalization and control over the final panorama. It’s also available for Windows and Mac OS. You have the option to download Hugin in Spanish and it also has a large list of utilities such as color and contrast correction, adjustment of images and control points and HDR image support. It also has an assistant (also in Spanish) that guides you through the interface and helps you know all the benefits offered by this program. The steps for creating your panorama are also three. The first consists of 'uploading the images' of your panorama. Then the program automatically aligns these images by opening a 'Panoramic Editor' so that the user can manually adjust the necessary changes. The last step is 'Create the Panorama'. Clicking on this option will open a window of 'Output parameters', where you can customize the final result of the panorama that we will obtain.
 
In 2003, the foundation stone for the construction of The Good Shepherd Spirituality Center in Culiacán, Sinaloa was laid seeking the ideal conditions for the formation and promotion of values. In 2010, the building site was completed and made available to the movements, groups and priests of the Catholic Church for their retreats and meetings. Today, their doors are also opened for business conventions and family gatherings. It is very important to acknowledge that the beautiful city of Culiacan possesses such an extraordinary venue that was adapted for congregation, rest and reflection This place can be rented with the following spaces: Two buildings with single and double rooms for 240 people, an auditorium for 400 people, 4 parlours for 40 people, 1 parlour for 90 people, a dining hall for 400 people, a chapel for 400 people, a multipurpose court, gardens, walking grounds and, resting areas. Where to contact Administrator: P. Victor Fco. Soto Gaxiola Cellphone number: 673 100 38 62 victorsoto_7@hotmail.com MANAGER: Alondra Verdugo 667 152 56 11 PROMOTOR: P. Miguel Angel Soto Gaxiola 667 211 02 05 mikesotog@gmail.com Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery Panoramic Photography How this Virtual Tour was made The aerial panoramic photography of The Good Shepherd Spirituality Center was shot one March afternoon when the sunlight was an intense yellow and orange hue. This type of picture, in the “golden” hour or “blue” hour, has a very high degree of difficulty, because if we raise the ISO sensitivity over 100, it will generate a noise that can ruin our image. On the other hand, the minimum speed for the images that I shoot with the Phantom 3 drone to not become distorted, according to my experience, is of half a second, and even then there have been certain occasions where, due to the wind, they can come out blurred. That is why, when taking this type of shoots, I do it by bracketing three images with the same values, and it has happened that of the three, only one comes out correctly.
 
Born under the order of the Mad King at a time when castles and fortresses were no longer needed, the Neuschwanstein Castle is a dreamlike building surrounded by a beautiful landscape, which makes up one of the most popular tourist destinations in Germany. The ambitious project of Ludwig II of Bavaria began to take shape in 1869 with the commissioning of the design of the castle to a theatrical set designer who, according to the ideas of the king, projected a more aesthetic than functional space. The ambitious project of Ludwig II of Bavaria began to take shape in 1869 with the commissioning of the design of the castle to a theatrical set designer who, according to the ideas of the king, projected a more aesthetic than functional space. Despite the medieval aspect with which the castle was built, it incorporated numerous modernities for the time. It had central heating with hot air, electric light, hot and cold running water, automatic drains and even a telephone line. Neuschwanstein is a construction that reflects the ideals and yearnings of King Ludwig II. Built as an imaginary and poetic world in which he could take refuge and dream, the castle has paintings inspired by the operas of Richard Wagner, whom the king admired to unsuspected limits. The castle has 200 rooms among which striking rooms stand out as the Throne Room, with 13 meters high, the Hall of the Singers, which despite its large size and its stage was not dedicated to host parties of the court, or the king's bedroom and the chapel, made in neo-Gothic style. The Neuschwanstein Castle is a wonderful dream construction that inspired Walt Disney himself to create the castle of the Sleeping Beauty. Known worldwide as a symbol of idealized romantic architecture and the peculiar history of its owner, the Neuschwanstein Castle is a wonderful dream construction that inspired Walt Disney himself to create the castle of the Sleeping Beauty. Open to the public since 1886, just a few weeks after the king's death, the castle currently receives about 10,000 visitors a day in high season, reaching more than 1.4 million visitors a year. The castle is located just 130 kilometers from Munich, making it an ideal place to visit on a day trip. How to get to Neuschwanstein Castle from Munich Excursion in Spanish: The most comfortable and easiest way to get to the Neuschwanstein Castle. For € 54 per person includes transportation and Spanish speaking guide throughout the day. Public transport: A slow and uncomfortable option, since you will have to make several transshipments. The first step is to take the train to Füssen. Once there you will have to take bus number 73 (direction Steingaden / Garmisch-Partenkirchen) or number 78 (direction Schwangau), being the destination stop Hohenschwangau / Alpseestraße. From this stop you can walk 30 minutes to the castle or take a horse carriage. Rental car: If you want to drive and do not mind renting a car, it's 130 kilometers that separate Munich from Neuschwanstein. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery How was this Virtual Tour made To achieve more clarity in the images, for some time I have carried out some "Good Practices" that have worked for me and that I highly recommend: To make spherical photography I usually do it using a tripod of very good quality of Manfrotto brand. I use a remote shutter release to operate the shutter of the camera and thus not transfer vibrations to the camera. If the target you are using has a stabilizer ... turn it off. They are designed to compensate for movement and the fact that the camera is completely static by the use of triple, can interfere with the stabilizer and cause it to transmit vibrations to the camera. Avoid touching the camera or the tripod while you are taking the photo and especially watch that you do not touch it, for example, the tape of the camera. The effect of the wind can cause the tape to hit the tripod and vibrations are transferred there. In photographs of very little light, I lift the mirror blocking it to avoid vibrations. Finally, I recommend never focusing on infinity, but focus on the hyperfocal distance of the lens you are using. In Photopills there is a hyperfocal table that is very useful.
 
The Mexican Flag, as a national symbol, dates from the time of the Independence War. In ancient Mexico, the Aztecs, Tlaxcalans and Tecpanecas made use of banners, creating the tradition that still survives. During the Colony period, Mexico was known as New Spain and had no own emblem; the vice regal government used the banners and coats of arms of the kings of Spain. At the beginning of the insurgent struggle, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, after giving the Cry of Independence in the town of Dolores, Guanajuato. As it passed through the town of Atotonilco, in the sanctuary, he took a banner with the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe and used it as the flag ofthe Insurgent Army. The army of Jose Maria Morelos, who on the death of Hidalgo resumed the Independence movement, used a banner with the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe and had an eagle in the center. It was the first representation, in an emblem, of the founding icon of Gran Tenochtitlan. Between 1812 and 1817, a group of cavalry of the forces of the insurgent generals Guadalupe Victoria and Nicholas Bravo used the first tricolor flag that had the letters SIERA. Between 1812 and 1817, a group of cavalry of the forces of the insurgent generals Guadalupe Victoria and Nicholas Bravo used the first tricolor flag that had the letters SIERA. The 24 of February of 1821 the Plan of Iguala was proclaimed which would lay on the bases to end the war and obtain the independence; it was adopted as a representative flag of the three guarantees movements to be raised by the Trigarante Army. This flag consisted of three diagonal stripes and three colors that symbolized at that time the central ideals of the independence movement: the white, the Catholic religion; the green, the independence, and the red union of the Spaniards, creoles and mestizos to the libertarian impulse. Its accomplishment was entrusted by Agustín de Iturbide to the tailor Jose Magdaleno Ocampo, neighbor of Villa of Iguala. When the independence was consummated, on September 27, 1821, Vicente Guerrero and Agustín de Iturbide, at the head of the Trigarante Army, entered with the flag raised to the City of Mexico. After the signing of the Act of Independence, Agustín de Iturbide was emperor of Mexico and officially decreed, as emblem of the first empire, a vertical striped flag with the colors green, white and red, in the center of which was a crowned eagle perched on a nopal it is considered the first formal antecedent of our country school. At the fall of empire Iturbide, in 1823, a ruling Triumvirate decreed a law stating that the flag should be tricolor: green, white and red, with the eagle without crown and surrounded by branches of oak (fortress) and laurel (victory). At the fall of empire Iturbide, in 1823, a ruling Triumvirate decreed a law stating that the flag should be tricolor: green, white and red, with the eagle without crown and surrounded by branches of oak (fortress) and laurel (victory). Since then the position of the eagle has been changing. It has been front, profile and three quarters; His head looking a few times to the left and others to the right. This had a meaning, the Liberals drew it with their heads to the left; The Conservatives, looking to the right. During the Mexican Revolution of 1910, each of the revolutionary groups had its flag with its own shields: Madero, Zapata, Villa and Carranza. In 1916, President Venustiano Carranza, tried to put order in the design and use of the shield, decreeing that it would take the eagle that appeared in the indigenous codices, representing the foundation of the City of Mexico. On September 20 of that year he announced a law that would represent the eagle in the left profile, perched on a nopal and devouring the snake. As of this decision of the constitutional government of Carranza, the regulations for the use of the flag were perfected; In 1934, President Abelardo L. Rodríguez issued a decree by which both the eagle and the serpent were modified in a more modern design; Later the 1968 decree of Gustavo Diaz Ordaz. On February 8, 1984 President Miguel de la Madrid published in the Official Gazette of the Federation the National Coat of Arms, Flag and Anthem Act, currently in force. The General Archive of the Nation and the National Museum of History guard a model of the National Flag authenticated by the three powers of the Union. ASTA MONUMENTAL FLAG OF THE PARK CONFLUENCE IN THE CITY DEVELOPMENT “TRES RIOS” (three rivers). Monument built inside the Tres Ríos Project initiated by the governor Francisco Labastida Ochoa, rescuing, urbanizing and putting to the service of the population the lands of the right margin of the river Tamazula. Monument built inside the Tres Ríos Project initiated by the governor Francisco Labastida Ochoa, rescuing, urbanizing and putting to the service of the population the lands of the right margin of the river Tamazula; Continuing along both banks of the Humaya River, now known as Las Riberas Park. The Monumental Flags are a set of large Mexican flags located throughout the country. They are part of a program initiated in the year 1999 under the mandate of the ex-president of Mexico Ernesto Zedillo. The flags are one of the largest in the world raised on masts. They are manufactured by the Ministry of National Defense. The site chosen for this monument is a strip of land, in the form of a peninsula, formed by the union of the Humaya and Tamazula Rivers, this river called the Batacudea by the indigenous Tahuans at time of the arrival of the Spaniards. This site has a symbolic character, is the geographic center of the territory of Sinaloa, from where the history of the foundation of the Villa of San Miguel de Culiacán radiates by the Spanish conquistador Nuño de Guzmán on September 29, the day of San Miguel, Year 1531. Culiacán is the capital of the state of Sinaloa. The chroniclers talk about the fact that in pre-Hispanic times it was a ceremonial center and place of concentration of merchandise, a sort of market, where goods and services were exchanged among the natives of the Tahue Nation. Its location and the monumental features of the flagstaff make up a dignified site where our country flag is proudly flying to the pride of the city. It also has monumental, illuminated and musical juxtaposed fountains where the public can enjoy lights and sounds presentation at night. Here he is honored by the Ordinance every year on February 24, when Mexicans and Sinaloans commemorate National Flag Day. The flag is one of our three Patriotic Symbols and catalytic element of the unit of the people of Mexico. COMPONENTS AND DIMENSIONS A steel mast of 13 sections of 75 mts, long, nailed to a concrete base of 12 mts; He had measured 1.32 m in diameter at the base and 0.40 m in diameter at the tip. The pole reaches a total height, including a lightning rod and lighthouse, of 77.60 mts. The mast has a weight of 40 tons. It is able to sustain waving a flag of 37.5 meters long and 21.42 meters of height with a weight of 100 kgs. In different cities of Mexico exist flags monumental flags of more than 100 mts of height, standing out those that are in the Zocalo, in the Military School and in the Field Mars in the City of Mexico. 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It is a paradisiacal place in the coast of the Mexican Pacific, located to the north of the port of Mazatlán, it is said that its name is due to the bar that forms at the mouth of the river Piaxtla that is its northern limit. This site is undoubtedly one of the most precious natural jewels of the state of Sinaloa to be blessed with countless attractions. In its fourteen kilometers of coastline there are bays, estuaries and navigable lagoons, which paint beautiful landscapes, where you can achieve photographs worthy of being displayed as postcards In its fourteen kilometers of coastline there are bays, estuaries and navigable lagoons, which paint beautiful landscapes, where you can achieve photographs worthy of being displayed as postcards, it has a spectacular cliff known as "Punta Prieta", due to the black color in its rock structure, formed millions of years ago by petrified volcanic material. On this cliff the sea and the wind have molded capricious formations in the rock, like the enormous arc that projects towards the interior of the sea, known like "the window", curiously this bow is placed opposite the one of Cabo San Lucas in the Peninsula of Baja California, both symbolize the entrance to the "Sea of Cortes" Piaxtla Barras counts on numerous beaches, located in bays that are framed by the spectacular mountains that excel in its coast, each one has a singular beauty, but they coincide among them to have soft sand, warm waters and of little slope that make them very safe and ideal to develop recreational activities during all year. Its best-known beach lends its name to the destination, behind it lies a small town full of palm trees, which is home to families of fishermen, who obtain succulent products of the sea, although increasingly, they become service providers for the growing number of visitors, on this beach there are also some houses that have built neighbors of nearby cities that have fallen in love with this privileged place, on the hill located at its northern end, about forty years ago a majestic lighthouse was built, which to this day serves as an aid to navigators during the night and is one of the icons of this community. Other beaches are; "El Puyeque" located between "Boca de Mendía" and the mouth of the Piaxtla River, behind this beach is an estuary with windy channels, where it is possible to row in Kayaks among lush mangroves. "Quetzalan", also known as "inchahuevo", is a bay that forms between the cliffs of "Punta Prieta" and "Cerro del Carey" which imposes for its beauty, virginity and the intense blue of the sea. Further south are the small but not less beautiful, "Charay" beach and finally "Las Tinajas" which is the longest of all, near its shore burst immense waves that make this place a spectacular place. I would not like to mention that "Barras de Piaxtla" is part of the buffer zone of the nature reserve for the protection of flora and fauna known as "Meseta de Cacaxtla" I would not like to mention that "Barras de Piaxtla" is part of the buffer zone of the nature reserve for the protection of flora and fauna known as "Meseta de Cacaxtla", this guarantees a harmonious development with nature and environment. In its fifty-six thousand hectares, the reserve houses endemic plants and birds, mammals such as deer, wild boar, raccoons, badgers and coatis besides big cats such as ocelot and jaguar, is a natural habitat that is our responsibility to conserve, finding alternatives for sustainable development. Being part of the reservation could make us think of a certain degree of isolation, the reality is different since it has excellent communication routes that give it permanent access using the airport of Mazatlan, The Culiacán - Mazatlan Highway and a regional asphalted highway that is almost finished. It is part of the Dimas Station in the Municipality of San Ignacio, in its head that is a few kilometers, there you can get rich regional food products and various additional services. To conclude, I would like to invite you to visit it, which is undoubtedly one of the sites with the greatest potential for tourism development in the state of Sinaloa, combining the existence of beautiful beaches and landscapes, with a very preserved natural environment, good weather, abundant water, excellent communication channels, exquisite regional gastronomy and good work people avid of progress, who aspires to build a better future for his community, Barras de Piaxtla is a place that you must know. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Super Moon Photo Gallery How this virtual tour was made On December 13th, we had the fortune of making a photograph of the Super Moon in Barras de Piaxtla, Sinaloa, just as the moon was approaching the iconic lighthouse of this beautiful place. All of the tutorials I was studying helped me to learn, for a desired shooting position and composition, how to use the PhotoPills Scheduler Search tool to calculate the exact date and time the moon would be right where I wanted it. The search tool is a great help in planning the alignments of the moon, but what happens when you want to plan a photo with the next full moon, in this case, you know the date of the shot and you have to find out the shooting point and time. Imagine that you want to photograph the next full moon when you are right behind the lighthouse you see in the photo above. It's a long distance shot, so you'll have to plan the trigger point conveniently to be able to capture a moon-sized superior than the lighthouse. I highly recommend this iPhone app for making spectacular photos of the sun and moon.
 
If the capital of Hungary can boast about anything, it is the possession a significant cast, not only nationally but also internationally, of buildings of great historical importance. If we take a walk in the City Park, we stumble upon one of them, although not very old, if it belongs to the most interesting. Let's get acquainted with the Vajdahunyad Castle. This castle was built between the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth, initially made of wood and cardboard for the universal exhibition of 1896. This castle was built between the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth, initially made of wood and cardboard for the universal exhibition of 1896. Its success in this exhibition made one to be built in original material of the same, it is to say, with stone and brick, giving place to what is known today. Its exact location is on a small island called Szechenyi Island, which is accessed through a drawbridge, although there are a total of four bridges leading to the castle. It is surrounded by a navigable lake of the same Park of the City, by which we can take a pleasant boat ride. In winter (from November to March), it becomes a fantastic outdoor ice skating rink, being the largest in Europe. The castle of Vajdahunyad is, in large part, a copy of the castle of the same name that is located in the locality of Transylvania, in Romania. However, this building in Budapest managed to bring together various architectural styles between its walls and interiors, which shows the evolution of Hungarian architecture over the years. The castle of Vajdahunyad is, in large part, a copy of the castle of the same name that is located in the locality of Transylvania, in Romania. Details we find in the castle are, for example, the famous statue called Anonymous. This statue represents, in the surroundings of the castle, a chronicler of the XII century that was the author of the first books on the history of Hungary, from the antiquity, being based, above all, in legends. Tradition says that touching the pencil that it holds in its hand brings good luck. Another place to visit in the castle is the Museum of Agriculture, which has its headquarters in it since 1897. It is the largest agricultural museum in Europe, containing eight permanent exhibitions, throughout the year, where we can know the History of agriculture, winemaking, fishing, gardening, animal husbandry, forestry, etc. All this is linked to the events that are held in the museum as gastronomic fairs, concerts or children's activities, among others. Once again, Budapest leaves a mark with another impressive building that takes us back to the history of the country in several areas. You cannot miss visiting this castle, located in the City Park and enjoy the events and activities that allows us to appreciate in it. The Patio del Castillo is open twenty-four hours a day, every day of the week. While visiting the interior and the Museum of Agriculture, the hours are from November 1st to March 31st , from Tuesday to Friday, from 10 am to 4 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays, until 5pm. Virtual Reality (VR) Images to see on mobile devices with virtual reality lenses Do not limit yourself to see the world: ¡ live it and enjoy it in virtual reality ! ¡ Subscribe ! Little Planet Photo Gallery How this Tour Virtual was made Budapest has more than 100 museums, galleries and exhibition centers. The largest museum of agriculture in Europe can be found on the Széchenyi Island of City Park in the Zoological Park. When Ignác Alpár designed this complex building he merged the different architectural styles of the famous monuments of Hungary.
 
The Bridge of Chains (in Hungary and officially, Széchenyi lánchíd) of Budapest is the oldest of the bridges that link the two cities Buda and Pest, which today make up the capital of Hungary. From the structural point of view it is a suspension bridge, in which the main cables have been replaced by stiff links of string. Its central vein is 202 meters, it was one of the longest in the world when it was inaugurated. It is one of the most known bridges on the Danube River. The Bridge of Chains is the symbol of Budapest and also the first permanent bridge in the Hungarian stretch of the Danube and the second one in the entire course of the river. History The Bridge of Chains is the symbol of Budapest and also the first permanent bridge in the Hungarian stretch of the Danube and the second one in the entire course of the river. Before its existence, travelers crossed the River, important corridor, by ferry, although at the beginning of the 15TH century there was a temporary pontoon bridge over the river. In the winters the frozen Danube could be crossed by foot or horses car. But when it started melting, there was no connection between the two river banks. The count Esteban Szhenyi had to wait a whole week in 1820 until he found a navigator brave enough to take him from Pest to Buddha among the floating ice sheets. It was then when he offered his income of a whole year to build a permanent bridge over the river. There were existing plans for this already from the end of the 1700’s taking as a model the bridge of Carlos in Prague, with several pillars of support. However, later on, they opted for another solution technique. Count Széchenyi saw in London the bridge of Hammersmith, a bridge suspended over the Thames designed by the engineer William Tierney Clark, to which he entrusted the preparation of the plans of the first Hungarian permanent bridge. The execution of the bridge was entrusted to the Scottish engineer Adam Clark, whose last name coincides with the English engineer, in whose honor has been named the small square that is immediately at the exit of the bridge, of the side of Buddha. The execution of the bridge was entrusted to the Scottish engineer Adam Clark, whose last name coincides with the English engineer, in whose honor has been named the small square that is immediately at the exit of the bridge, of the side of Buddha. The works began in 1839 and it was inaugurated on November 20, 1849. Those that came to the bank of the river from the bridge had to make completely go around the Palace Hill. At the end of the Second World War German troops blew up the bridge, along with the other four of the city in its withdrawal before the siege of Budapest by Soviet troops. The reconstructed bridge was inaugurated on November 21, 1949, celebrating the first centenary of its construction. Since its construction, this bridge has been the most representative symbol of Budapest. Its photo is an essential element in the presentations on Hungary and Budapest. It has been represented in many stamps, tickets, and Hungarians coins, for example in 2009 when it appeared on the two hundred florins coin. Virtual Reality (VR) Images to see on mobile devices with virtual reality lenses Do not limit yourself to see the world: ¡ live it and enjoy it in virtual reality ! ¡ Subscribe ! Little Planet Photo Gallery Panoramic photography How this Virtual Tour was made While doing these virtual tours we found out about a legend that says that the architect who constructed the bridge believed that this one was so perfect that he said that if someone found an imperfection he would kill himself, and a child found it and said: if you look you will see that at the entry of the bridge there are two lions, and neither of them has a tongue. In fact, the lions are cats and not dogs, that's why when panting they do not show its tongues. And they do have tongues, but they are hidden behind the fangs.
 
The House of Parliament (Országház in Hungarian) was built between 1885 and 1902, being the most ambitious and costly architectural work of its epoch, it is a symbol of the sovereignty of the country and one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. In its period of construction, the building was the biggest house of parliament of the world (nowadays it is the third one, after Romania and Argentina) and a clear example of the economic and cultural potency of Hungary at the ends of the XIXth century, who would turn out to be subdued almost in its entirety in the following century, due to two World wars and to the Cold War that would follow them. In that time, Hungary had a territory three times bigger than the current one. In 1873, Budapest was created after the union of three cities (Buda, Uda, and Pest). The Hungarian National Assembly then decided to establish a new parliament. In 1867, the Austro-Hungarian Empire decided to create a dual monarchy, and Hungary received more independence and even drafted its own constitution. In 1873, Budapest was created after the union of three cities (Buda, Uda, and Pest). The Hungarian National Assembly then decided to establish a new parliament. The Emperor Francisco José I of Austria and the Prime Minister of Hungary, Kálmán Tisza, propitiated a competition where some of the world's most prestigious architects submitted their proposals. Imre Steindl won with a lavish eclectic and neo-Gothic design, inspired by the London Parliament. According to his own words, "I didn't create a new style of architecture for the Parliament, because I didn’t think to build a building with ephemeral details that lasted hundreds of years. I have tried, with modesty and care, as it is required with art, to give a unique spirit and national style to this magnificent medieval style". Unfortunately, Steindl would not get to see his work since he went blind a few months before its inauguration, and he died that same year. The building is 268 meters in length and 118 meters deep. It contains more than 20 km of stairs, and 691 rooms (including more than 200 offices). The central dome is 69 meters high, and it is where we will find the most beautiful adornments, which are reflected in the shop window where the crown of Hungary appears. The building is 268 meters in length and 118 meters deep. It contains more than 20 km of stairs, and 691 rooms (including more than 200 offices). The building settles in the bank of the river Danube, on the side of Pest. After its construction was planned next to the river, it was necessary to reinforce the soil with more than two meters of placed foundations in a very precise way. The principal front faces the river Danube, but the official entry is just on the opposite side. The front presents statues of Hungarian leaders, leaders of Transylvania and famous military men of the history of the country. The main style of the parliament is neo-gothic as we were saying, but also the Renaissance influences are clear, and an omnipresent Byzantine touch in its rooms and corridors, is especially visible in the most delicate decoration of the stairs that lead to the main lounge. By means of this mixture of influences it wanted to represent the different cultures that have influenced and conformed Hungary during its thousands of years of history. Inside we can find 90 statues that represent the history of the country. The interior spaces were constructed by the best materials of the stage, always prioritizing the use of Hungarian materials and craftsmen. The artistic works did not stay behind. The result: a colossal work of finished preciosity, both architectural and artistic, that with something more than about 100 years of life keeps on giving shelter to the legislature of the country and undoubtedly offers the most beautiful image of the capital: Either if it is day time exhibiting its magnificent picture, as at night time, being reflected in the waters of the Danube and illuminating the night of Budapest. There are free tours for European citizens upon presenting your passport. You can only see inside the House of Parliament on these guided tours, which are in English and Spanish at different times of the day. On Saturday evening there are no visits. The jewels in the Crown of Hungary are in the dome of the Parliament, and it's a must-see since both the jewelry and the own dome are magnificent works of art. The best views of the Hungarian House of Parliament are obtained from the shore of Buddha, in the fishermen's bastion. Virtual Reality (VR) Images to see on mobile devices with virtual reality lenses Do not limit yourself to see the world: ¡ live it and enjoy it in virtual reality ! ¡ Subscribe ! Little Planet Photo Gallery Panoramic photography How this Virtual Tour was made When we find ourselves in a scene, the difference in brightness in the different areas can be very large. When we find ourselves with a cloudy sky like on this virtual tour, the sky has a much greater luminosity than other elements such as the ground. With our eyes we are able to capture differences of luminosity superior to those that our camera can capture, with which we are able to appreciate different tones in the sky in the form of clouds more or less gray while we see the rest of the elements which could be the framing of our photo. The best way to expose correctly when you have identified the area of greater luminosity that you want to extract information in your photos is to apply the technique to retract the histogram. After in Lightroom and Photoshop you will get more information about the shadows and the illuminations of the image.
 
October 23, 2016, our beloved and emblematic "Malecón de Culiacán", dressed in pink ... today we are all "Pink Army", warriors of the heart in fight against cancer. Today we received the donations of cap-threads that we could see women cutting their beautiful ponytails, braids and manes ... to donate it for wigs. Each step, every kilometer, each beat served to increase donations, for this cause, to warriors who suffer from breast cancer. Each step, every kilometer, each beat served to increase donations, for this cause, to warriors who suffer from breast cancer. Thank you...Thank you very much ¡ To you that you are a brave and generous heart, for you that ran for your mother, your sister, your friend, your wife, your daughter, your grandmother, the women ... infinite thanks for your nobility and challenging spirit when you ran 3, 5 and 10 kilometers. We did it, we made it possible and today many women with breast cancer from Sinaloa will be helped. We did it, we made it possible and today many women with breast cancer from Sinaloa will be helped. Thanks to the team of organizers and sponsors who worked tirelessly; Thanks to our warriors, who have set the example of encouragement and hope; Thanks to those who took this cause personal and accompany their loved ones in hope. In Culiacan, we are supportive, hardworking and positive. This beautiful blue morning and with the first winds of the cool autumn that refuses to arrive, we have lived and breathed a festive atmosphere that embraces those who live and face the fight against an invisible enemy. Everything happened in order, in the early hours of this morning and with the sun still hidden, the fences, the arches of exit and finish, the stands of the sponsors ... the first aid area and the registration tables. The camouflage rose t-shirts were already invading Plaza 500, felt the freshness of the morning, or the dying of the night. Faces, mostly women, cheerful and somnolent perhaps; Faces that reflected the rigor of the dawn and the softness of hope; Faces of many faces, all young faces, of whom has hope, will, courage and nobility, regardless of age! They joined in silence and with order they were grouping and advancing towards the zone of heating, tens, hundreds to complete more than 1600 competitors of the Pink Army. The voices began to give instructions, the professional photographers and the spontaneous ones with their cell phone capturing already the first images of groups of friends, of couples, families, ́compadres ́ and employees of companies that concurred in the movement in favor of the warriors. At 7 o'clock, already with the first rays of the sun illuminating the vault of "blue hope", where knowing that you can and wanting to be can makes all the gathered there challenging the future with the heart remind us the music of Diego Torres ... hope color. It is time to start the warming up and there is no room for more the place is full, full and the notes of the music begin that is accompanied by choreography of this second edition of the Pink Army race. Today we miss Itzel Navidad, a warrior who left us only a few months ago, but we feel that her spirit of struggle and solidarity. Today we miss Itzel Navidad, a warrior who left us only a few months ago, but we feel that her spirit of struggle and solidarity is here, the one who accompanied us with so much energy to carry out the first edition and lead the group of dignified and strong warriors of our city that every day fight taking care of their health and receiving treatments. You did not leave Itzel because you left this seed that we see today in a pink tree of good wishes, where the participants left their messages of love for those who were today their inspiration to compete and to coexist. This emblematic pink tree was the frame that accompanied the beautiful bottom of the River Tamazula to witness the photographs you will see in this photo shoot through our photo gallery of Sinaloa360. The community of Culiacán came out to say, in peace, that if you can and that there is no one fighting in solitude because today we were one, with the same purpose, the same idea and purpose. The exit of the corridors began shortly after the joyful warm-up dance, of the choreography that hundreds danced. They went first, those who would have to walk 10 km, followed the 5 km, finally those who would walk or run 3 km. everything was camouflage pink shirts, accompanied by colorful strollers, tiny or large dogs and some other bicycle. They emphasized groups of small of diverse ages that from early age are involved in the activities of community, with the greater energy that excels at a young age. Thus came the first to the goal, for some it seemed that they had just left, for others, their faces reflected the struggles of effort. They were arriving, the photographs and videos in the goal; the delivery of medals of participation, applause and shouts ... then a hurried respite or a sigh of relaxation. All to recover lost liquids, to drink a drink with salts or natural ... all happy. The Culiacanenses are good people, hardworking people, enthusiastic, supportive, enterprising and in addition to big-hearted. Hugs between competitors or with the recipient, kisses and even support to continue the walk to a place to rest and recover. For more than an hour competitors were arriving. In the end the groups were concentrating near the pink tree to take the photograph of the memory, or inside the pink car. The Culiacanenses are good people, hardworking people, enthusiastic, supportive, enterprising and with great heart. Once again it was demonstrated that we embrace the common causes, which surround us with love and support for those who are vulnerable, those who suffer and those who struggle, thanks Culiacán, thank you families! Pink Army is a great movement that is just beginning, that is already in many hearts and that will continue in the fight against cancer. Today's sunrise in Culiacan was a different dawn, you could breathe and smell of hope. THANK YOU THANK YOU VERY MUCH! #PinkArmy # YoContraelCancer2016 Virtual Reality (VR) Images to see on mobile devices with virtual reality lenses Do not limit yourself to see the world: ¡ live it and enjoy it in virtual reality ! ¡ Subscribe ! Little Planet The spherical 360 photographs that make up this virtual tour are of great difficulty in its elaboration. When using an 8 mm lens, fisheye, to achieve the complete image requires four shots. It is performed the first, rotates the Nodal Ninja 90 degrees and the second shot is made, then rotating again 90 degrees are made the third and fourth take. So you can appreciate that day there was a very large number of people on the move, so when wanting to sew the images in PTGui, in each take the position of all was totally different. The only way to get a clean job that looks like a single shot, is to use Photoshop's PSB format and by using layers and masks and after a very detailed work, you can get a good result.
 
Fisherman's Bastion (Halaszbastya) is a Neo-Gothic and Neo-Romanesque style terrace situated on Buddha hill, on the west bank of the Danube River on the hill of the royal castle of Budapest, Hungary, near the Church of St. Matthias. From its summit you can see Pest in all its splendor. Designed by the architect Frigyes Schulek between 1895 and 1902, this monument is built mostly with white stone. Designed by the architect Frigyes Schulek between 1895 and 1902, this monument is built mostly with white stone. Tradition says that Hungary was founded by seven Magyar tribes who came from the Ural Mountains in the 8th century, led by seven leaders: Almos, Elod, Ond, Kond, Tas, Huba and Töhötöm. These tribes settled in the Carpathian basin in 896 and are given a silent tribute in each of the seven towers dedicated to them in the magnificent Bastion of the Fishermen, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco and is one of the icons of the city. It owes its name to the fact that in the neighborhood where it is located there lived a group of fishermen, who were responsible for defending this enclave of the city walls in the Middle Ages. It owes its name to the fact that in the neighborhood where it is located there lived a group of fishermen, who were responsible for defending this enclave of the city walls in the Middle Ages. It is a viewer with numerous stairs and walkways. Between the Bastion and the Church of St. Matthias (Budapest) stands a bronze statue of Stephen I of Hungary on horseback, erected in 1906. The pedestal was built by Alajos Stróbl, based on the project of Frigyes Schulek in neo-Romanesque style and with episodes that illustrate the life of the king. Today the piece only has a decorative function: from here tourists can have a wonderful view of Pest. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery How this Virtual Tour was made Landscape photography usually seeks to be more descriptive, to show what lies ahead. However, this does not have to be the only function of landscape photography: with a little creativity we can turn these images into more expressive photographs that, in addition to showing a landscape, explain a story or help us see the reality that we have in front of us in a different way. The human factor is very important in photography. Seeing a human figure in an image brings us emotionally to that photograph because it gives it expressiveness. A person in a photograph turns a simple flat image into a scenario where stories happen, so if we want to tell a story with our landscape photography, getting a human element in it will help us enormously. This is the case of the viewer of Fishermen's Bastion, one of the most beautiful and most visited places in Budapest.
 
A beautiful park located inside the island of Oraba which is surrounded by the union of two rivers “El Humaya” and “El Tamazula” where the “Culiacan River” is born, the island has an extension of 33,200 square meters inside which there is a lush vegetation where giant trees such as eucalyptus, penguica, guamúchil, black olives, weeping willow, palm trees and ornate plants such as rose bushes, bugambilia and trumpet flower abound are abundant. This park is a much visited place by the families of Culiacan people This park is a much visited place by the families of Culiacan people, due to its forest temperate, it is suitable for getting together, exercise and recreational activities such as rollerblading or cycling, as well as frequent musical events or cultural exhibitions in the theater within the park area. There are also birches for a picnic day while you observe the large number of birds that nest in the leafy branches of their trees. The park is also visited by students from different schools of Culiacan. The park is also visited by students from different schools of Culiacan. Large groups of students from primary schools near the park area who perform exercises and recreational activities throughout this area. There is no doubt that the capital city of Culiacan, Sinaloa has extensive green areas which are well maintained and suitable for the constant use of its inhabitants and visitors. There are many tourist attractions inside and outside this Sinaloa state city which you can enjoy on your next visit, either in a business or leisure plan. The parks and gardens of Culiacan are already a great attraction for anyone who loves nature and wants to interact with it. Tour operators in Culiacan already have a large number of tourist activities in the form of alternative tourism, which is why they are currently participating in knowledge courses in the region in order to provide a great and careful service and of great quality for tourist that will visit this beautiful corner of Mexico. Virtual Reality (VR) Images to see on mobile devices with virtual reality lenses Do not limit yourself to see the world: ¡ live it and enjoy it in virtual reality ! ¡ Subscribe ! Little Planet Photo Gallery How this Virtual Tour was made I did this Virtual Tour in one of the places that I like most in Culiacan, where we can admire the confluence of the Humaya and Tamazula rivers that form the Culiacan River. Isla Oraba, a place of family entertainment, the Black Bridge, an iconic place and The Historical Center of our city. For the Cenit image, I made a spherical photograph from the flagpole and then sewed it in PTGui with the photo of the drone. Pilot professional of Drones: Esteban Verdugo https://www.facebook.com/dronebossmx https://www.instagram.com/dronebossmx droneboss@hotmail.com CEL (667) 2300572
 
About twenty notes published by the newspaper El Monitor de Sinaloa in 1908, and recently collected by La Crónica de Culiacán, narrate the construction of the South-Pacific Railroad, a building site deeply linked to the Black Bridge, icon of the city. On April 29th, 1908, the newspaper El Monitor de Sinaloa announced that Mr. Greene, a contractor for the US company Southern Pacific Rail Road Co., requested 250 workers for the railroad labors to be run in Culiacan: “They will earn one peso daily”, the press reported. Governor Francisco Cañedo would nail the last rail of the road using “a solid silver nail manufactured in the jewelry store owned by Mr. Francisco Alvarado Bórquez”, a metal up to the standards of the inauguration that was approaching. The South-Pacific Railroad (later Pacific Railroad) became the most important work for Culiacan at the beginning of the 20th Century, time in which President Porfirio Díaz promoted the railroad network in Mexico. Since then, the Black Bridge became an emblem of the city, because it was the commercial junction point between the US border and some of the cities from the Mexican Pacific. The construction of the Black Bridge started in 1907; however, it was inaugurated until the following year when the first locomotive crossed its resilient railway sleepers. Since then, the Black Bridge became an emblem of the city, because it was the commercial junction point between the US border and some of the cities from the Mexican Pacific. “The Black Bridge was born with very good luck because it became an emblematic place of Culiacan (because of the time it was built in). In 1907, the Iron Tip (tracks) reached Culiacan and from there it continued to the south, but the Mexican Revolution war exploded in 1910 and the construction was suspended”, relates the historian Herberto Sinagawa Montoya. “In some cases work continued but at a slower pace, so that the Iron Tip reached Guadalajara until 1927, twenty years after it reached Culiacan. A compilation of notes from El Monitor, picked up by La Crónica de Culiacán (historical archive of the Culiacan City Hall by the historian Adrián García Cortés), shows what happened between April and June of 1908 in the capital of Sinaloa, when the first steamed locomotive fueled with firewood arrived. The South-Pacific Railroad transformed social life, “it deeply moved the old customs” (note from July 8th) and it turned the city into a key commercial point in the northwest of the Mexican Pacific, uniting it with Guaymas, Sonora to the north, and to the south with Mazatlan, Tepic and Guadalajara. There is no precise data about the number of workers that the construction required, but on a tour taken by El Monitor (note from June 4th), they verified that “three kilometers away (from Tierras Blancas) there was the Geneal Road #1 composed of 30 or 40 trolleys and approximately 200 tents for the laborers, 100 cars and platforms for the transportation of construction material and about 2 thousand workers.” “La Rayadora”, the train wagon in charge of paying wages, appeared every 40 days, and although the majority of the workers earned one peso daily, the laborers of the Iron Tip received double. In Vinolitos, about eight kilometers southwest of Pericos, a minacity was installed with wagons inhabited by the workers’ families, each with two kitchen departments (served by Chinese people), two telegraph offices, a dining room and an office for the workers’ chief. “From one camp to another there is a continuous traffic of workers of various nationalities, Chinese and Manchurian (North of China), and cars are constantly leaving loaded with bales of oats and barley, cars with materials, tanks full of water to supply the other camps (El Monitor, June 2nd)”. In a camp there were 64 wagons owned by the Harriman Railroad System that came various lines including Cananea Río Yaqui and Pacific, Southern Pacific, Western Pacific, Railroad of Sonora and Houston, Texas. Mexican, American, black, Chinese and Japanese workers were building more rails and the Cananea Río Yaqui telegraph system was advancing along the line. The train is arriving! “At 1:30 in the afternoon of today, arrived in front of the city, to the place called Las Juntas, the first locomotive of the Mexican South Pacific Railroad”, published El Monitor on June 29th, 1908, amidst immense expectation. “At 1:30 in the afternoon of today, arrived in front of the city, to the place called Las Juntas, the first locomotive of the Mexican South Pacific Railroad”, published El Monitor on June 29th, 1908, amidst immense expectation. Because the passage through the river in carriages could not be effected (for lack of a ford), the nearly one thousand people who had concentrated to witness such a spectacular event, used a provisional bridge that the railroad company had built. An organizing committee of the festivities, presided by Manuel Clouthier, circulated days before, advertisements summoning the population to adorn or illuminate the front of their houses, “as a manifestation of joy for such a memorable event”. The vice-president of the committee was Severiano Tamayo; the treasurer, Ponciano Almada; the secretary, Julio G. Arce; and the assistant secretary, Faustino Díaz, director of the newspaper El Monitor. Another commission composed by Amado A. Zazueta, Canuto G. Jiménez and Juan N. Tamayo was responsible for collecting funds among the merchants, employees and industrials for the celebration. The decoration was commissioned by Tomás Salmón, Fortunato Escobar and Luis Diez Martínez, El Monitor informed. The markets and workshops suspended their work and the churches’ bells chimed. The ceremony of nailing the last rail of the line took place near Mr. Pomposo Verdugo’s orchard, where a large tent and chairs were placed for the attendants, who were given barbeque and beer. On the evening, a great ball was held at the Rosales square, which was decorated and illuminated, while the organizing committee announced another party at the Apolo Theater. On inauguration day, Carlos López Portillo gave an official speech, and Francisco Verdugo Fálquez pronounced another one when the district’s horsemen parade ended. There were those who did not believe what they were living in, but El Monitor anticipated that “there was something to be prepare for the evolution approaching Culiacán, a dream that was considered unrealistic, given how difficult it was to perform works of this magnitude. The ceremony of nailing the last rail of the line took place near Mr. Pomposo Verdugo’s orchard, where a large tent and chairs were placed for the attendants, who were given barbeque and beer. The South Pacific Railroad represented “a torrent of progress, which was what it meant at the times when the railways ran”, the paper highlighted in a note from June. The Black Bridge falls On May 1st, 1908, El Monitor de Sinaloa warned of the danger of building a bridge over the río Tamazula. “A wall of sand has been built on the river bed, from the right bank, which will be filled with concrete to resist the thrust of the currents and preserve the stability of the bridge. It occurs to us to ask if this construction, as it is being done, doesn’t constitute a hazard for the city of great rainstorms”, they questioned. The floods would be greater and routing the stream through a small canal could cause overflows that would destroy the immediate towns, warned the newspaper. Nine years later, during a flood in 1917, the Black Bridge collapsed. Its masonry structure did not withstand the onslaught of the current and it ended up falling. “Trains were stopped after September 18th and only resumed three months later. It was a quarantine city, isolated and immobilized in its commercial flow. When the reconstruction work was done, the city breathed a sigh of relief, regaining its normal rhythm”, said a local chronicler. Know its history *George Stranahan was the engineer in charge of the construction of the Black Bridge and the tracks of the Southern Pacific Railroad, known in Culiacán as “His patience”. *The structure of the Black Bridge was made by a foundry from San Francisco, California, with a base of steel, which served as a model for the later construction of the Cañedo Bridge, considered the brother of the former. *In 1958, Governor Gabriel Leyva Velázquez ordered to dismantle the steel structures of the Cañedo Bridge and to build a new one, which had nothing to do with the original design. *In 1960, the South Pacific Railroad comes to an end. Virtual Reality (VR) Images to see on mobile devices with virtual reality lenses Do not limit yourself to see the world: ¡ live it and enjoy it in virtual reality ! ¡ Subscribe ! Little Planet Photo Gallery Panoramic Photography How this virtual tour was made The images of this virtual tour were made in two stages. The first one was made on the first minutes of daylight and the second one on the afternoon when the sun began to set. For all of the people that live in Culiacán, the Black Bridge is an iconic place which represents one of the most important periods for economic development of the region by communicating the US border with the center of the country. It is one of the favorite places to take a lot of postcards, wedding and quinceañera pictures. By having a high contrast in the measurement of the exposure, since one side is much brighter because it has the sun in front, I made the shots in bracketing and then in PTGui, I carried out a mixture of expositions, with which I achieved a correct exposure in the whole equirectangular image.
 
Culiacan, the first village of the Mexican Northwest, the capital of the State of Sinaloa, is located in the foothills of the Western Sierra Madre where the rivers Humaya and Tamazula give origin to the river that takes the name of the city. It is believed that Culiacan is a Nahuatl word composed from "Col-hua-can" that means "place of those who worship the God Coltzin." In that time, it gave birth to the territory that Culiacan occupies today, when the establishment Huey-Cualhuacán was established in the place that was a required stop for the Nahoas that were traveling to the Valley of Mexico. It is believed that Culiacan is a Nahuatl word composed from "Col-hua-can" that means "place of those who worship the God Coltzin." Already in the colonial times, the Spanish conqueror Nuño Beltrán, established on September 29th, 1531, the Town of San Miguel on the shores of the San Lorenzo River (close to Tabalá). But due to the constant attacks of the natives of the area, they had to move the establishment mentioned above to different places (several times), finally remaining located at the confluence of the rivers Humaya and Tamazula, a place that in present day is called Culiacán Rosales. During the XVI century, this town turned into the center of operations for the conquest, evangelization, and colonization of the North-East of the New Spain. In the following years, the location of this city and its booming population gave rise to the development of various economic activities. Such as livestock, agriculture, trade, among others; that in a whole forged the growth of this city and it was like this that on October 6th, 1821, after having changed its name to the village of Culiacan, independence was sworn in this town. On July 21st, 1823 it is given the category of city, to be separated by a decree of the Congress the provinces of Sinaloa and Sonora. A year later these areas are tightened to the definitely separate in 1830, where the City of Culiacan was declared the capital of the independent state of Sinaloa. Although in the times of Don Plácido Vega, the capital of the State moved to Mazatlan, in 1873 it is brought back to the definite form to Culiacan as the capital. Within the era of modern Mexico, this city had significant events that marked its independent history. Within which we can highlight the promulgation of the first constitution of Sinaloa in 1831 the publication of the first newspaper a year later, the start of the construction of the cathedral in 1842 and the creation of the House of the coin in 1846, among others. It is also worth highlighting the fact that Culiacan was the only city that did not fall into foreign hands at the time of the French invasion, thanks to the Hero Antonio Rosales, for which reason the official name of the city is Culiacan Rosales. Nowadays this municipality includes little more than 4,700 square kilometers (8 % of the state). In the modern times, around 1878, Culiacán counted with three town halls, one in the head with the same name, other in the Badiraguato town hall, and the third one in Quilá. Also, it was constituted like Municipality using the decree published on April 8th, 1915. Nowadays this municipality includes little more than 4,700 square kilometers (8 % of the state). It's economically active population is occupied principally in the sectors of services, agricultural, fishing and industrial. Culiacán, not only is the capital of the state of Sinaloa, but also the economically more competitive municipality of the state due to its productive infrastructure and offer of services; corresponding to little more than 30 % of the entire state industry. Virtual Reality (VR) Images to see on mobile devices with virtual reality lenses Do not limit yourself to see the world: ¡ live it and enjoy it in virtual reality ! ¡ Subscribe ! Little Planet Photo Gallery How this  Virtual Tour was made The photographs that I took to make this virtual tour were taken in the first minutes of the dawn getting a pretty color of heaven and it is also when there is less contrast because the shadows are very soft. The greatest challenge is the limitation of the camera of the drone, for the images not to be triplicated or moved, the minimum speed that can be used is a quarter of a second; so I had to wait for the light conditions to be sufficient to achieve the correct exposure.
 
On Wednesday, August 31st at the port of Mazatlán at 6:15 in the morning the cargo ship Höeg Target arrived, the largest in the world specialized in the transport of cars, buses, trucks and heavy machinery. The boat, of the Höegh Autoliners company, carries two thousand 141 cars assembled in the plant of Kanda of the Nissan company, in the north of Tokyo, Japan. It measures 200 meters in length and can carry up to 8 thousand 500 cars. La Admnistración Portuaria Integral (API)-The Integral Port Administration-, of the entity, informed that the units will be moved from Mazatlán to the plant of Aguascalientes and the rest for its distribution in different parts of the country.. La Admnistración Portuaria Integral (API)-The Integral Port Administration-, of the entity, informed that the units will be moved from Mazatlán to the plant of Aguascalientes and the rest for its distribution in different parts of the country. The director of API, Alfonso Gil Díaz, clarified that there are bigger ships, but they are petroleum or tourist cruises, but Höegh Target is the biggest car transporter that arrives in Mazatlán. A similar one has never arrived to any port of Mexico and it will return in December after going around the world thanks to the new Channel of Panama this boat can pass as it measures more than 60 meters of width. Leif Höegh & Co is a company of international transport, founded in 1927 by the Norwegian Leif Hoegh (1896-1974). Since 2006, the company has been structured as two separate entities, Höegh Autoliners, and Höegh LNG, with Leif Høegh & Co acting as a common holding company. La Admnistración Portuaria Integral de Mazatlán, S.A. de C.V., is an entity of the Federal Government, which was constituted on July 22nd, 1994, holds a concession title for 50 years, which was conferred by the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (from its initials in Spanish: SCT), in order to carry out, among other things, to manage functions, promote, build, develop and maintain the infrastructure of the enclosure port of Mazatlán, Sinaloa. A similar one has never arrived to any port of Mexico and it will return in December after going around the world thanks to the new Channel of Panama this boat can pass as it measures more than 60 meters of width. API Mazatlán must: • Plan, schedule and execute the actions needed for the evaluation, operation and development of the port, or group of them and terminals, in order to achieve the greatest efficiency and Competitiveness; • Use, exploit and explore the property in the public domain in the port and manage the area of port development; • Build, maintain and administer the port infrastructure of common use; • Build, Operate and exploit terminals, marine and port facilities by itself or through a third party through a contract of a partial transfer of rights; • Provide port or related services by itself or through third parties through the respective contracts; • Comment on the delimitation of the area and areas of the port; • To formulate the rules of operation of the port, which will include, among others, the schedules of the port, the requirements which must be met by the providers of port services and, subject to the opinion The Committee of Operations, be subject to the approval of the Secretary of Communications and Transportation; • Assign the positions of mooring in the terms of the rules of operation; • Operate services of surveillance, as well as the control of assets access and transit of persons, vehicles and goods in the land area of the port area, in accordance with the Rules of Operation of the same and without prejudice to the powers of the Captain of port and of the competent authorities; • Perceive, in the terms the relevant regulations and the concession title, income from the use of the port infrastructure, by the conclusion of contracts by the services that provide directly, as well as by the other commercial activities.  Text: Alfonso Gil Diaz Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery How this Virtual Tour was made The arrival of this one ship to Mazatlán will represent a letter of recommendation to other shipping companies that are still analyzing to take to this port of the Mexican Pacific Ocean like maneuvers point to import large volumes of goods. This shipping company counts with 70 ships produced by a network of 30 proper offices located in different parts of the world and a wide network of agencies that allow it to offer solutions to its clients with a global coverage. This, since it not only transports new cars, but heavy and secondhand machinery and other mobile goods, as well as loads oversized and loads of project (rolling and static). The photos of this virtual tour I made took them in this one occasion with the Nodose pole Ninja to three meters high and to have major detail used a diaphragm f/11, with ISO 100 and a speed of obstruction of 1/200.
 
Punta Esmeralda is a project located in the bay of Altata, Sinaloa next to the Marina and in front of the beach in an area of 30,000 square meters consisting for 207 homes between houses and apartments as well as a beach club with pool and amenities to enjoy in family. Developed by Impulsa real estate and the Family Clouthier Carrillo who have wanted to offer a cozy project. Developed by Impulsa real estate and the Family Clouthier Carrillo who have wanted to offer a cozy project, with a design that allows contact with nature to learn to love, respect and enjoy it. Altata has been a familiy holiday destination by excellence. It is at 65 kilometers from the capital of Culiacan and can be reached by a four lane road in just 40 minutes. This beautiful bay of Altata, we have the opportunity to coexist, to make community, to enjoy friends and to carry out aquatic activities like fishing, throw the net (tarraya), row in canoe, kayak or paddle board, sail, ride a boat, collect clams and eat delicious fresh seafood. And just a few kilometers, you can enjoy the sand dunes, and the high waves of the open sea of the Tambor. And just a few kilometers, you can enjoy the sand dunes, and the high waves of the open sea of the Tambor. For the Clouthier Carrillo family, Altata represents a special place because they lived there since they were children and today they want to enjoy it with their children and with the Sinaloa community offering a holiday destination, of weekend trips and considering that it is undoubtedly a patrimonial investment that generates surplus value of life.     Text: Lorena Clouthier de Félix www.impulsainmuebles.com.mx Facebook/Punta Esmeralda Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery How this virtual tour was made One of my favorite places to go on a trip with my family is the Altata bay, where we have been able to enjoy beautiful landscapes and sunsets that have a special charm for the colors of the sky especially in the golden hour and in the blue hour. It is in this place where we have also had the opportunity to coincide with our friends and family for many years and I hope to continue enjoying it. The virtual tours elaborated with spherical photography with drone have to be complemented with a spherical photograph realized in ground. With the drone the image of the Nadir is made, 8 images at -45 degrees, 8 more at 0 degrees and 8 at 45 degrees and on land is elaborated with a Nodal Ninja rod of 3 meters, the photograph of Cenit. In short, there are 26 photographs in 3-step bracketing giving a total of 78 images, which are revealed in Lightroom and in PTGui is the fusion of exhibitions. The result is very beautiful.
 
The port of Altata, head of Sindicatura of the town of Navolato, considered at the moment as a port of passage and place for family time, has had high and lows throughout its history, one which dates back to 1834 when it acquired importance by being qualified as the landing of charter vessels of merchandise, declaring itself to be an sea port in 1847, being from then until the beginning of the 20th century, the second most importance in the State of Sinaloa, for Its traffic, surpassed only by Mazatlán. Altata was ratified as a sea port on November 30th, 1881, supported by its magnificent geographical location. Altata was ratified as a sea port on November 30th, 1881, supported by its magnificent geographical location that became a point of link for the introduction and distribution of goods brought from other countries to Mexico, as well as for the exit of agricultural, industrial, and mining production, not only from Sinaloa but also from the neighboring states like, Chihuahua and Durango to other parts of the Mexican Republic and abroad, through its connections to San Francisco, California, through the Curacao steam of the Pacific Coast Steamship Co. ". That form of communication and transportation was extended with the routes that covered the Guaymas, Manzanillo and Porfirio Díaz Vapors of the company that owns and administers the Occidental Railroad of Mexico, touching the ports of La Paz, Mazatlán, San Blas, State of Nayarit; Manzanillo, State of Colima and Altata. In 1883, Altata received a new impulse to economical development. Increasing with this its contribution to the rest of the entity and the country. In 1883, Altata received a new impulse to economical development. Increasing with this its contribution to the rest of the entity and the country. At the beginning of its operations, the Western Railroad of Mexico, whose route only reached Culiacan, despite the original concession, indicating Durango, the state capital of the same name as the target, with the Altata station being one of the most important, “El Tacuarinero" was for more than three decades the only means of transport, of passage and load, with reliablity at that time in which those that today are productive agricultural fields, were only surfaces covered by thick mountain. In the history of Altata there are very important passages, such as the fact that in the second decade of the present century it was the scene of the armed struggles during the Mexican Revolution. In 1864, French troops landed into Culiacan in an intent to capturing the city, being repelled by General Antonio Rosales, in San Pedro town, today part of the Navolato city. In 1864, French troops landed into Culiacan in an intent to capturing the city, being repelled by General Antonio Rosales, in San Pedro town, today part of the Navolato city. One of the events recorded in Altata and that were in the history of our country, is that there, the General Plutarco Elías Calles deposited his vote in favor of the candidacy of General Lázaro Cárdenas, who on assuming the first magistracy expelled him from Mexico in 1936. The country's progress in terms of roads, such as the construction of the South-Pacific Railroad of Mexico in 1907, and the construction of the international highways and Culiacán-Navolato-Altata, led to a change in the Transportation programs, both passenger and cargo, and because the operation cost could not be paid, the route that from 1883 to 1934 was known as the Western Railroad of Mexico was cancelled due to insufficent funds, with its train known as "El Tacuarinero". This last event was decisive for Altata to "come to less"; i.e., an important source of work was terminated, as was the movement of loading of train to the vapors and vice versa. Also, the visits of "tourists" who periodically arrived to the port for their disbursements, although scarce, to support some restaurants and groceries that at that time functioned, decreased; activity that recovered noticeably when the road opened in the early "forties". Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery How this Virtual Tour was made Altata is a port that is very close to Culiacán and is a much visited place for its beautiful landscapes, exquisite seafood and especially for the hospitality of its residents. I did this virtual tour in the first minutes of the golden hour, getting some oranges and yellow saturated because that type of light still does not have great contrasts. Perhaps the most important thing to get a good image is to "retract" the histogram, to get the most shades in both illuminations and shadows.
 
Every project that is recognized as great has its history, and the Country Club of Culiacán is no exception, and to talk about it we must go back to 1955, the year in which the first efforts are made by Emilio Senac and Oscar Felix to gather friends who would like to play golf. The first group meets to practice this sport in a makeshift camp located in the colonia Chapultepec. The first group meets for the practice of this sport in an improvised field located in the colony Chapultepec. The following year, the growing number of players made the facilities inadequate and “Lomas de Culiacan Golf Club” was founded, on land donated by Don Ricardo Aguilar Figueroa. In the mid-1960s, and due to the real demand from golf players, as well as the fact that the mound lands became insufficient, the idea was to build a golf course that could satisfy all the needs of those who were passionate about this sport. The dreams of the pioneers crystallized on January 20, 1966, date in which the Country Club of Culiacan S.A. of C.V. was opened, in the lands where it is currently located. The dreams of the pioneers crystallized on January 20, 1966, date in which the Country Club of Culiacan S.A. of C.V. was opened, in the lands where it is currently located. The accomplishment of this project is thanks to the ability, will and effort of people such as: Adolfo Clouthier, Mario Tamayo, Alfonso Zaragoza, Miguel Angel Suarez, Arnoldo Murillo, Luis Flores Sarmiento, Adolfo Esquer, Jaime Peña Batiz, Alvaro Acosta, Hector Buelna Aviles, Víctor Manuel Corella, Gilberto Maytorena, Jose Félix Ceceña, Benjamín J. López, Emilio Senac, Rafael Yhip Palacios, Óscar Lelevier Bátiz and Jorge Chávez Castro. The golf course "The Iguanas" is a beautiful 18-hole course, with Putting Green and a practice tee, and other services such as carts and golf equipment, carts in the field, as well as a golf sports shop, where you can find everything you need for your personal golf equipment, with a schedule of: 6:00 AM At 8:00 PM In the Country Club tennis area there are several courts: 2 clay courts, a stadium court, 6 laykold courts and a tennis shop where you can purchase any accessories to practice tennis. The courts have the conditions and pleasant climate to practice this type of sport with a schedule of: 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM. “The Iguanario” is an ecological place where there are different types of animals, mainly iguanas, since in Country Club they are of vital importance to the sports club because it is the symbol that identifies it in the golf course "The Iguanas". For the conservation of this species, “Iguanario” has a schedule: 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery How this Virtual Tour was made One Sunday morning, after a day of intense rain, I was at the golf course of the Country Club of Culiacan, taking 360 spherical photos to elaborate this virtual tour. I really liked the colors of the landscape, all the trees and plants were still wet and a pleasant aroma was all over the place. Luckily it was not raining and I was able to fly with the Phantom 3 drone. Perhaps the biggest problem you have to face when shooting with this type of drones is that the lens diaphragm is fixed at f / 2.8 and you cannot make images as with a DSLR camera.
 
No one knows with certainty in what year to locate when the ceremonies of the Virgin of Guadalupe initiated in the chapel of our lady of Guadalupe, better known as La Lomita, in Culiacan. In what historians and priest do coincide, is that 485 years ago when the city of Culiacan was funded, the same that has passed since the image of the Virgin appeared for the first time in Mexico. It was in 1531 when the Indian Juan Diego (canonized on July 31, 2002 by Pope Juan Pablo ll) saw the Virgin for the first time, while walking on a hill. The story tells us that the Virgin asked him who would later become the first indigenous saint of the American continent and to look for the Bishop Fray de Zumarraga to express his desire to build a temple on the hill of Tepeyac. That same year, on September 29 (the appearance happened on December 12), the Villa of San Miguel of Culiacan began to repopulate of Spaniards, meanwhile Culiacan already existed, it was a small hamlet, describes the historian Herberto Sinagawa Montoya. Although for Sinagawa the two historical facts are a simple coincidence, for the church the foundation of Culiacan and the appearance of the Virgin Morena on the same year was a religious sign. "Something that draws much attention is the coming of our lady of Guadalupe to Mexico coincides with the year of the foundation of Culiacan, In September the city is founded and in December the Virgin of Guadalupe appears ", relates the vicar of La Lomita, Rosario Enríquez. "Something that draws much attention is the coming of our lady of Guadalupe to Mexico coincides with the year of the foundation of Culiacan, In September the city is founded and in December the Virgin of Guadalupe appears ", relates the vicar of La Lomita, Rosario Enríquez. Children dressed in chinas poblanas (traditional outfits), Indian or San Juan Diego, Penitents which climb on their knees 144 steps to carry out a vow, hundreds of flowers and candles offered in honor to the Virgin, will once again register the chapel, whose history dates back to 1909. The parish priest Gabriel Alonso Gomez from this church indicated that the influence to the festivities of the Virgin increased considerably with the urban growth of the city, because there are indicators that in 1945 there were already pilgrimage with few people. "It appears in photographs from 1945 that the chapel was already visited on December 12 by some people. With the increase of inhabitants the influx rose and now there are more than 100 thousand people who come, "he said. The chapel has to be emptied of people every hour during the festivities, because everyone wants to come to venerate the Virgin and inside only two thousand people standing can fit. People start arriving early and fill up all the steps waiting in hope to be able to enter. To this sanctuary people come from Culiacán and from neighboring towns and even paisanos (foreigner countrymen) from abroad to visit the Virgin and their families in the decembrina epoch ", reported the pastor Gabriel. It is a custom for believers to bring a bouquet of flowers, as an offering or in gratitude for the favors granted to the Virgin Stairs of love It was the year 1913 when the Ex Governor of Sinaloa, Ramon F. Iturbe, ordered to construct the stairs of La Lomita. It was the year 1913 when the Ex Governor of Sinaloa, Ramon F. Iturbe, ordered to construct the stairs of La Lomita. A total of 144 steps speak of the deep desire that motivated the General to perform such task. Some say that it was in payment of a vow, others that in gratitude for gaining a battle, but the Historian Herberto Sinagawa says he has the story that comes closest to reality. Sinagawa says that the General ordered the construction of the stairs and it was " not to pay a vow to the Virgin of Guadalupe for saving his life during the years of the Revolution”, But to seduce a beautiful Cosalteca woman. "I once talked with Alejandro Hernandez Tiller, the poet, and he confessed to me that this staircase was built by (Ramón F. Iturbe) to seduce a beautiful girl from Cosala called Mercedes Acosta," said the historian. "He built the staircase and achieved what the young military man presaged, he married her. Of course, the time that the marriage lasted between Iturbe and Mercedes Acosta is difficult to specify, because he flirted a lot ". The witness of the wedding, which took place in 1914, was President Venustiano Carranza, who was then visiting the Republic and came to Culiacan especially to witness the event. The mass was officially by Father Ernesto Verdugo Fálquez, Sinagawa said. Know his story 1909. Construction of the Chapel of our Lady of Guadalaupe (La Lomita, because it is located on a hill). October 1910. Bless of the old Chapel and the image of the Holy Virgin, by the bishops of Durango, Chihuahua, Hermosillo and Culiacan. May 1935.In the middle of a religious conflict they stoned the image of the Virgin placed in the chapel, and that later was taken to the temple of Carmen, where it remains until the now. May 1935.In the middle of a religious conflict they stoned the image of the Virgin placed in the chapel, and that later was taken to the temple of Carmen, where it remains until the now. January 1956. The Inter-parish Congress of Culiacan is held for the apology of the Holy Virgin and coronation of the image that was stoned in the Ángel Flores stadium and with the assistance of José Garibi Rivera, the first Cardinal of Mexico. From 1958 to 1967 the original Chapel was demolished to construct the current sanctuary, under the responsibility of the Casas y Obras Company of Opus Dei, whose responsible architects were Jose Tena and Gonzalo Ortiz Zárate. The project was realized by the architects Jorge Molina and Rafael Escalante. Who started and always remained as the head of the construction until its accomplishment was the priest Jose Guadalupe Arreola, who died in 1972. June 1974. The sanctuary was raised as a Chapel and its first priest was Monsignor Rogelio Olvera Palomino until October 1989 when he retired due to an illness. With information from the Chapel La Lomita, Father Gabriel Alonso Gómez, the historian Herberto Sinagawa and the architect Javier Zazueta Russell. Bell Tower Built with a very modern architectural design for its time, The Lomita lacks of some important elements of the original project. The architect Javier Zazueta Russell explained that when the temple was reconstructed, between 1958 and 1967, they forgot to include the bell tower proposal; as there were not enough economic resources to do it. "What existed there was a small church that by the 1960s was knocked down to build another one. It was a very small chapel that was totally demolished to build the one that exists today, although it was truncated because the bell tower was not built, the one that it has now is a reverie that has nothing to do with the original project, "he said. "Due to lack of economic resources, the bell tower was not completed which was supposed to go on the right side of the chapel. The Lomita is a very well built construction, very modern for its time, but has undergone changes over time; some have nothing to do with the original project. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery Panoramic Photography How this virtual tour was made Taking pictures of this virtual tour in the evening time at the golden hour has many complications due to the technical limitations of the DJI Phantom camera. The lens comes with a single f / 2.8 apertures, so you cannot get the "star" effect of the sun that you can get with a DSLR camera. On the other hand the slowest speed I could use by the movement of the drone, due to the wind so that the images were not shaken, was a quarter of a second. For all these limitations I made three shots in bracketing of each image, having at the end 90 photographs and in PTGui, by mixing expositions, I achieved the final image. A really complex job, but in the end I liked the final result.
 
Sinaloa, beautifully inclined from the mountains to the sea, is crossed by eleven rivers to which it owes its wonderful fertility to. Eleven cracks where the water of the mountain range comes down to the coast to detonate the green revolution that rises us like leaders of the grains and the vegetables of Mexico. It is a beautiful state, full of natural beauties that are worthy of showing off, and one of these beauties is located in the City of Culiacan, we refer to the Rio Tamazula It is a beautiful state, full of natural beauties that are worthy of showing off, and one of these beauties is located in the City of Culiacan, we refer to the Rio Tamazula, that is born in the Sierra Madre Occidental in the vicinity of the Topia valley, to the north of Real de Minas of the same name, and because it passes through the village of Tamazula, it takes this name. Its waters come to the Sanalona dam. Don Alonso de la Mota and Escobar, assured that in 1621 the natives called it Batacudea and the Spaniards, river of TOPIA. Arregui, in 1621, called it river Ytlaxa. The word Tamazula comes from the Nahuatl "Tamazullan" which means "Place or Laguna of toads". The word Tamazula comes from the Nahuatl "Tamazullan" which means "Place or Laguna of toads". For having been born in this state, General Guadalupe Victoria, the first President of Mexico, gave it its battle name, being known as "Tamazula of Victory". This river has a 280 kilometers length. The exact place of its birth is in the rivers of Síanuri and Topia, in the Durango state, it goes through the Tamazula village and joins to the Humaya River, In front of the city of Culiacán to form the river Culiacán, which end in the beautiful waters of the Gulf of California. A beauty that you must visit when you go to the state of Sinaloa. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery Howthis Virtual Tour was made In nature photos, what it usually looked for is splendor, the beauty of the scenery, to try to show the things in a best possible way, among other things. And for that, there are two moments of the day that are sacred for this type of photo, which they coincide with the sunrise and the sunset. During these moments, what is called the "golden hour" is produced, since the sun is low on the horizon, it generates a warm and very soft light. As the minutes are passing, the colors range from yellow to orange, pink, and violet. This light colors everything with those tones creating a unique atmosphere. During the sunset, which is a moment that we live in a more usual way, the sun goes down and generates that warm light. Gradually, the clouds start to color with a yellow tone and become orange each time with more intense tones. While the sun is still above the horizon, it manages to illuminate every item with a nice warm intense yellow light. Once the sun sets, there will be a few minutes in which the glare of the sun continues to generate these tones in the sky. However, the sun no longer illuminates the items directly.
 
La Primavera, or The Spring (season)in English, is a satellite city of the city of Culiacan, planned in full with a long term vision. La Primavera Urban Development. Its origins have three major events: ONE: In 1968 the 74th Irrigation District, on the right bank of the San Lorenzo River, was inaugurated, which included the work of the San Lorenzo Canal and La Primavera Dam, as part of the Northwest Hydraulic System (PLINO for its acronym in Spanish) to carry water through canals, by gravity, from the watersheds of southern Sinaloa to the north. There is more water on the south, less suitable soil for irrigation; in contrast, in the north, there is less water and more land. When a duct had to go through a depression of the land, it was more economical to build a dam, to form a lake serving as a bridge. Thus, many lakes emerged, La Primavera being one amongst them. TWO: In 1993, under Salinas’ government, the 27th article of the Constitution, which includes the Agrarian Reform Law, was amended, and the communal land holders were given the option of assuming full ownership of their lands, making them private and being able to sell them. That is how a series of seven communities offered their plots and we were able to acquire them; without this change, La Primavera would not exist. THREE: By chance, we came across two great urban planners: Bill Philips and Michael Doty, who became interested, got to know the place thoroughly and provided us with a brilliant project, which was then awarded, on an international competition, the first place on a regional competition for the Pacific valley. It is an area of approximately 1977 acres, which surrounds the 667 acres of La Primavera Lake; everything is inside a concrete perimeter wall and is surrounded by fast roads, which allow the people not going to La Primavera to pass by its side. What does La Primavera consist of ? It is an area of approximately 1977 acres, which surrounds the 667 acres of La Primavera Lake; everything is inside a concrete perimeter wall and is surrounded by fast roads, which allow the people not going to La Primavera to pass by its side. There is a network of fast routes inside, like a free-way type of road (economic) which allows cars to move without stopping, without traffic lights, from one side to the other, without passing in front of the houses. Next come the neighborhoods with built-in fences, a house entrance watchtower, with narrow streets, and curves that prevent high-speed traffic. Each neighborhood has its own construction rules, and in the neighborhood’s best area there is a clubhouse with a swimming pool and sports courts, for the exercise and leisure of condominium owners. Moreover, they also have a small shopping center with their basic necessities. Inside there are 26 streams, only two having a small flow of water, the others only when it rains; these were extended, the riverbed was paved, trees were planted and they have a corridor that goes from the lake to the perimeter wall, along with a 10 meter wide zone around the lake, from its shoulder, reserved as common areas, as well as having an asphalt or concrete road. Together, they form a pedestrian road, to be used by foot, bicycle, skateboard, motorcycle, or horse, everything is allowed. This huge network integrates all the neighborhoods and we can go from one to the next without crossing any street. The lake itself was modified; 3 million cubic meters of soil were moved so that the lots facing the lake had a slope suitable for boat navigation. At the same time two large inhabited islands and six smaller ones, for birds and trees, were made. All counted, there are 15 kilometers of water front. The main destination points have direct access to the water, and it is possible to navigate on wave runners, power and sail boats, kayak, from one of these destinations to the next. That is how the three networks are integrated: vehicles on land, people and water. More than 150,000 trees have been planted, watered by drip or pipe irrigation systems, they are all are registered by their three coordinates on the blueprints. A fundamental part of the project is afforestation, more than 150,000 trees have been planted, watered by drip or pipe irrigation systems, they are all registered by their three coordinates in the blueprints. Side streets have uniform and medium sized trees whereas palm and bigger trees were planted alongside the main roads, streams, lake banks, parks, and clubhouses. In Culiacan to enjoy the outdoor areas it’s necessary to: Be in a safe environment where there are no robberies or kidnappings on days and nights. Have pleasant spaces, walkways, sports courts, water... Ample shade, ventilation. And be accessible by walking from the front of your house.  Fauna: Since before, many animals inhabited here, and with the large afforestation, now there are a lot more. A Belgian photographer took pictures of 90 different birds and a digital archive exists. Some of those birds were migratory. There are fish, such as carp, tilapia, catfish, and bass. As well as, iguanas, rabbits, hares, rattlesnakes, tarantulas, toads, deer, wild cats, coyotes, crocodiles, etc. There are fish, such as carp, tilapia, catfish, and bass. As well as, iguanas, rabbits, hares, rattlesnakes, tarantulas, toads, deer, wild cats, coyotes, crocodiles, etc. People who exercises, walking or riding a bike, can often admire a variety of animals. Within the project, industrial areas are planned. Every day, more than 4,000 people go into factories, office and commercial businesses for work., about 8,000 people work here (2016) providing services to the condominium owners so they do not require to go outside. In addition, the corporate offices of the most important companies are located here. A golf course, with 9 holes built, was developed on the most suitable terrain, allowing thousands of homes to have the most beautiful green areas on their sight. The houses are built to the liking of each family. The first family arrived in 2000, and in 2016 it was inhabited by more than a thousand families. There is a construction and land use regulation that provides certain harmony. There are no outside billboards, most of the houses do not have fences, allowing the enjoyment of the architecture and the houses’ gardens. We have two schools of the highest level covering from kindergarten to high school, many children and youngsters go on foot, on bicycle or motorcycle, to their classes, and there is an environment that promotes the great human values, sports and family coexistence. Lots and house sales are not promoted by mass media, they are realized only through invitation and new people are accepted by a committee. Growth is little by little. Why does La Primavera exist? We can say that everybody’s dream is to live in a safe and pleasant environment, with all the correct services, in a great freedom and harmony between neighbors, with the city of Culiacan and nature. While modern cities are prone to acts of violence, robberies, kidnappings, traffic problems, pollution, etc., La Primavera provides an alternative that solves most of the problems of the cities. It is likely, that with the passage of time, today’s cities will have more problems and that over time, each year that passes, La Primavera is made into a better place to live. The difference will increase. Little can be seen of the positive effect that this physical environment can have on the future of the families that live here, but we might be surprised. Only time will tell. Physical aspects: 1. Services built by La Primavera and that the condominium owners maintain and operate: Potable water Water for irrigation and a sprinkler system that operates every night. Sewage – Water treatment subcontracted to the city. Electricity–All underground transformers. Telephony of the highest quality. Natural gas network. CableTV. Peripheral electrical circuit with services and alarms. 4 meters concrete perimeter walls and 2 meter high fences around each neighborhood. 24 hours surveillance, video cameras, sensors. Very efficient rainwater sewage. A clubhouse in every neighborhood. Gardens and sports courts, green areas, maintained by the condominium. Night illumination,among others. 2. It turns out that living in La Primavera also have these benefits: 2 degrees cooler temperature. We use the air conditioner 2 months less in the year. Saving on electricity and water. The gardens are watered with non-potable water. Saving on sports club fees. Savings in reduction of vehicular theft (it does not happen), of houses (it happens but only in a few cases). A house,for most families, is the principal asset and the normal thing in the city is that, in time, it loses its value, this does not happen in La Primavera, because of the respect to the use of the land norm. Everyone makes life more outdoors; healthier, better quality of life.        Text: Enrique Coppel Luken Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery Panoramic Photography How this virtual tour was made August 16th, 2016 was a very important date for the development of the Sinaloa360 project... We began the elaboration of aerial spherical photography with images from one of the most beautiful places in Culiacan... La Primavera... After an intense process of learning the photography technique imparted by the Colombian photographer Mario Carvajal, and a very professional training in the handing of a Phantom 3 drone imparted by the professional drone pilot Esteban Verdugo Urrecha, we installed on our web site, a new section where we will show places of interest of Sinaloa and outside of Sinaloa with a different point of view... The Aerial Spherical Photographs Section.
 
The Salt Mine of Nemocon with more than 500 years of history is an imposing tourist attraction at 80 mts of depth. Since 1801 man began to extract salt on a large scale with the traditional system of chambers and pillars. Descending through mining tunnels that support the mountain, is where the visitor will begin their tour of this amazing construction that will take them to the chamber of natural mirrors of brine (ancient saturation tanks), density, salt crystals with lights, ceilings and walls produce a magic effect of natural brine mirror. The dance and events hall where concerts, painting exhibits, conferences and receptions are held. The salt waterfall with more than 80 years of antiquity and the spring or well of the wishes where with the faith of the miner all are fulfilled. In the chapel chamber with its enormous sphere carved in salt rock of 1300 kilos is the Virgin of Carmen, in a representation in which it shows its protective mantle extended on the world. In the chapel chamber with its enormous sphere carved in salt rock of 1300 kilos is the Virgin of Carmen, in a representation in which it shows its protective mantle extended on the world, and like a novelty, in this underground chapel people can visit the image of the Fallen Lord in one of the most painful stages of the Way of the Cross in a saline figure that reflects all the passion and torments experienced between the last supper and his crucifixion and especially on the route to Mount Calvary that will surely make him live and renew his faith, being more than 80 meters deep, in a mystical and awe-inspiring part of the route. It revives the mining tradition and pays tribute to the miners of Nemocon, marriage vows are renewed, thanksgiving from miners, drivers, police and devotees of the Virgen del Carmen. In the chamber of the palpitate or of the lovers you will be amazed by the salt crystal (Halita) of 1,600 kilos, only one in the world, carved in a heart-shape by the miner Miguel Sánchez in the sixties, a true treasure where you can get the best images. In the salt mine, the heart of Nemocon begins to beat from the earth to the world. Know the city or chamber of stalactites and stalagmites, these grow from one to three centimeters per year leaving spectacular formations such as ferns, lamps, roots and snowflakes. The San Juan pit, which for its density, crystallinity and salinity is known as the replica of the Dead Sea. In "Chuy" Chamber, we pay tribute to the miner Mr. Jose Maximiliano Chuy Lopez for his great achievement of carrying and taking from Nemocon to Bogota an immense salt rock of more than 13 arrobas... The Santa Bárbara tank is the world's largest underground brine, 15 meters long by 6 meters wide and 5 meters deep. The Santa Bárbara tank is the world's largest underground brine, 15 meters long by 6 meters wide and 5 meters deep. The best underground walk imaginable, with medicinal and therapeutic properties... A true feast for the senses and the spirit. The sense of the Salt Mine of Nemocón is cultural, historic, scientific, thematic, mining and touristy. Likewise and as part of this tour, there have been scenarios incorporated in homage to three unforgettable characters that made part of the history of the area and left live tracks in the Salt Minw of Nemocón and their steps were enthroned from the tip of the mountain to the deepest part of our route and that are part of the new attractions of The Mine for its visitors through the culture and entertainment that it transmits to the visitor. At first, the history of the ancient inhabitants of the region - the Muiscas - and his Cacique Nemequene, a fierce leader and excellent military strategist with impressive achievements in his short life, which apart from his influence and importance in this aspect gave rise to the Legend of the tree of dreams a history, with more than 400 years of oral tradition, which explains why the natives decided to hide their treasures and most precious possessions to hide them from the invaders. In the same way, the visitor will be fascinated to know the traces and importance of the passage of the great German scholar Alexander von Humboldt by this area where the great explorer of the Americas, applied engineering for the improvement and industrialization of the salt exploitation and scrutinize what is behind the ingenious mind of who made the designs of the Mine that date back to 1801. In the external facilities of the Salt Mine, the Museum of Natural History of the Savannah is located in the old facility of the metalworking workshops of the original industrial exploitation built at the end of the nineteenth century. In the external facilities of the Salt Mine, the Museum of Natural History of the Savannah is located in the old facility of the metalworking workshops of the original industrial exploitation built at the end of the nineteenth century. Today, this place is transformed into a place where you can see the evolution of the sea that originally existed in this region until reaching the main salt area of the country and fascinate with the animals that inhabited it before man took his first steps on the surface of the planet. In the midst of these stories and curious data you will feel giant steps: Mastodons, Megateria, Plesiosaurios, Icthysaurios, and geological evolution through Ammonites; Rocks and fossils as a certain evidence of the evolution in the area on a journey through the prehistory of the Savannah to our most recent ancestors: the Muiscas. The Nemocón Salt Mine, an underground village 80 meters deep in an immense salt dome, with formations and unique natural attractions in the world... Nemocon, Cundinamarca is beautiful inside and out... Magic town of Colombia! Know the muiscas traces in the archaeological trail, an area that has been a faithful witness of the exploitation of the open salt by the natives. Salt was the source of its great wealth. Enjoy the charm of the Savannah, from the viewpoint of Nemocon. Nemocon is a beautiful town located only 65 kilometers north of Bogota in province of Sabana Centro, Cubinamarca Department. Route 1. Bogota, Autopista Norte, La Caro, Puente del Común, Variante Cajica and before entering Zipaquirá, take the bridge via Ubaté, at the intersection La Paz turn right (for the two petrol stations 14 km. direct to Nemocon). Route 2. Bogotá, North freeway via Briceño, Jaime Duque Park turn left via Zipaquirá Ubaté, cross La Paz to the right through the two fuel stations direct to Nemocon. Nemocon, Cundinamarca, land of sand and culture, beautiful inside and out... Magic town of Colombia! Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery How this Virtual Tour was made For long exposure photography there is no magic setting, all cases are different. First, we will remove all automatisms from the camera. What we want is to have total control of the shot, and the only way to get it, will be configuring all the values manually. This time the ISO that I used was 200. The f / 11 diaphragm to achieve that nice star effect in the spotlights and in exposure was 30 seconds.
 
The Sanctuary of Monserrate in the city of Bogota, holds great myths and legends about its construction and development. Besides being a tourist site of excellence. “The Sanctuary of the Fallen Lord of Monserrate” is located at top of the Hill of Monserrate, east of Bogota. This name is given in honor of "Our Lady of Monserrate" located on a mountain near Barcelona, Spain. Since, its meaning is “Teeth shaped mount". They say that by the eastern hills of Bogota, dwell spirits in silence next to the fallen Lord, the Chibcha and Muisca gods. They say that by the eastern hills of Bogota, dwell spirits in silence next to the fallen Lord, the Chibcha and Muisca gods. Some say that the sculpture of the fallen Lord hair grows, that when they have lowered the statue it weighs more than when they have risen it. They also say that couples who visit the Sanctuary never marry. That between Bogota and Monserrate there is a point where the sun rises and leads the way to reach El Dorado. But myths and legends about the fallen Lord of Monserrate and the place where it is, contains more mysteries and focuses on beliefs, rites and miracles attributed to many people. Among these stories is that of healing the sick who visit it, and in return, they will make promises of faith, like climbing on their knees to the sanctuary, climb the hill blindfolded, visit it every Sunday morning, well, there many promises that people make to get healed. There are some people who say that where the sanctuary is located is the site of a volcano which is asleep, when it wakes up all of Bogota will tremble, the movement will be so strong that buildings will engulf and people will not have where to hide for shelter... There are some people who say that where the sanctuary is located is the site of a volcano which is asleep, when it wakes up all of Bogota will tremble, the movement will be so strong that buildings will engulf and people will not have where to hide for shelter... One of the most magical and fantastic legends that exist of this point of the city, has to do with the tightrope walker Harry Warner, who in 1895 walked a tightrope between Guadalupe Sanctuary and the crest of the hill of Monserrat. They say that this man began walking the tightrope barefoot from the shrine of Guadalupe to the hill of Monserrat. Others tell that this tightrope walker was blindfolded, he executed several somersaults in which he landed only on one hand. In addition he would rest on one foot, play with balls, also transited on a bicycle, all on the tightrope. They narrate that with his hands, he was holding a twenty-meter rod for balance. They also say that at one end of the rod, he held a giant skeleton head with his arms and legs open and at the other end was a ghost of Bogota cacique who hung by his the big toe. Once he arrived at Monserrat, many people were waiting and asked: "How did you accomplish that?" Harry Warner replied that he was hanging a scapular around his neck that had an image of the fallen Lord of Monserrat, who with invisible strings, had held him, who also was saying to him "blessed are you who has believed". Thus we conclude these myths and legends about the Hill of Monserrate and the fallen Lord. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery How this Virtual Tour was made At the end of July we were in Bogotá, Colombia, taking a course of aerial photograph with a spherical 3 Phantom drone, with Colombian photographer Mario Carvajal. Flying and take pictures does not guarantee good results unless we enforce. To take pictures, it will not be useful to be the best aerobatic pilot or race. We must prioritize safety as well as a smooth and fluid driving, especially in capturing image sequences to produce “equirectangular”. Having a photographic eye is vital. In addition to being able to pilot we should be able to compose and frame in real time while flying, check the battery consumption, and manage any incident. All this requires a lot of planning. Outdoor sun position is often our own worst enemy/ally in the case of aerial shots it is more relevant. It is essential to consider the position and height of the sun to avoid overexposure, as well as avoid the shadow cast by our team. SunSurveyorson applications are essential to plan a photo shoot. The other great enemy of the aerial shots with drone is the weather. Needless to say you cannot fly in the rain (any electrical junction usually ends in accident), or windy. In practice we do not get stable shots and some quality wind above Force 3 (Beaufort scale).
 
The Arches of Guadalajara are a historic emblem of the capital of Jalisco. Initially, they were built to serve as an elegant entrance to the city, however, they were absorbed by the urbanization. Visit the arches to see one of the most emblematic buildings in Guadalajara. Visit the arches to see one of the most emblematic buildings in Guadalajara. Its construction lasted three years, starting in 1939, on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the city. Contemplate the beauty of two neoclassical arches. Each is 8 meters wide and 14 meters high. The high total of the monument is 21 meters. In the middle of each arch, the coat of arms of the city is engraved. It also has several inscriptions that highlight the beauty and history of the city. During the night, the monument glows yellow and blue colors that give an attractive touch. The facade is decorated with white, blue and yellow tiles that pay tribute to the craft area of Guadalajara, Tlaquepaque. The facade is decorated with white, blue and yellow tiles that pay tribute to the craft area of Guadalajara, Tlaquepaque. Guests can also enjoy four fountains that are part of the design of this monument. In one of the arches, there is a tourist information office. Go up to the highest point of the monument to see the urban landscape of Guadalajara, surrounded of gardens and monuments, as the source of the Minerva. To see the sights of the city with greater detail, you can use the binocular that are provided on the site. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery How this Virtual Tour was made This tour virtual it did as to them three of the afternoon in a day very hot and for to get colors more intense try that the exhibition out slightly underexposed... very little for not losing information of the file and lose tones clear. I also closed diaphragm to get a small star of the Sun, using a f/11
 
With nearly 8 million inhabitants, Quebec is the second most populous province in Canada, coming in second to Ontario. Despite having a dynamic economy, Quebec is one of the provinces with the lowest per capita GDP of Canada, with about $ 38,000. What Quebecers can boast about is their history, as it was in their capital, in the city of Quebec, where colonization began. Key dates in the history of Quebec 1608, Foundation of Quebec: In his second expedition to the New World, Samuel de Champlain founded Quebec on the St. Lawrence River adjacent promontory. Thanks to the navigability of the river, his goal was to use the city as a base for the colonization of the 'New France'. 1608, Foundation of Quebec: In his second expedition to the New World, Samuel de Champlain founded Quebec on the St. Lawrence River adjacent promontory. Thanks to the navigability of the river, his goal was to use the city as a base for the colonization of the 'New France'. 1756, The Seven Years' War: The two major European powers of the time, France and England, waged a war for hegemony. The conflict extended to the American colonies. 1763, End of French sovereignty: The defeat of the Plains of Abraham in September 1759, at the gates of the city of Quebec, marks the end of French sovereignty of the territory, which is reflected four years later in the Pairs Treaty. 1774, Respect for the language and laws: The British Parliament enacts the Quebec Act, which recognizes the position of the French language, the Catholic religion and the French civil code in the colony. Fearful that Francofones will join the American rebels, the British decide to end its policy of assimilation to win the loyalty of the population. 1963, The Front of Liberation of Québec: a terrorist group that aims to achieve Quebec ́s independence appears. Most of their actions directed against English institutions, are not intended to have victims. However, in 1970 two politicians are abducted, and one of them is eventually killed. These actions lead to the collapse of public support, and the group dissolved. 1980, First independence referendum: PQ's nationalist government, led by Rene Levesque lost the referendum which clearly called for a 60% versus 40%. 1981, 'The night of the long knives': After weeks of discussion to reform the Constitution, the Canadian Prime Minister meets with the leaders of all provinces except Quebec and reforms a text pact. The next morning he presented the text to Levesque as a fait accompli. The Quebec premier refuses to sign it, and believes that he has been betrayed. Till today, Quebec has not signed the Constitution. Federalism is enrolled in the political culture since its birth as a state. It was the United Kingdom who, due to linguistic and religious plurality of the colony, decided to create the 'Confederation of Canada' in 1867. 1995, Second independence referendum: The 'No' to the succession is imposed, but this time for only 50,000 votes, and a percentage of 50.5% versus 49.5%. The Canadian federal system Federalism is enrolled in the political culture since its birth as a state. It was the United Kingdom who, due to linguistic and religious plurality of the colony, decided to create the 'Confederation of Canada' in 1867. Since then, the division of powers between the various constitutions has varied, but the federalist spirit has remained. The last constitutional reform of 1982, establishes two levels of power, the central and provincial. Each of them has three classic powers: legislative, executive, and judicial. According to the Constitution, both the provinces and the central government have exclusive jurisdiction. For example, in Ottawa figures: criminal law, national security, and signing international treaties. As for the powers of the provinces, they include education, health, culture and civil code. The Constitution also cites three busy competencies, i.e., in which both power levels involved: immigration, agriculture, and finance. Although the division of powers seems clear, provinces and central government have engaged in multiple legal battles to expand its powers that have often ended in the Constitutional Court. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery How this Virtual Tour was made In many public places, for security reasons, it is prohibited from using tripods. Some of these places are: airports, stadiums, museums, shopping malls. That is why this time, in order not to miss the opportunity to take pictures of virtual reality, I used the "technique variation phyllopod tone", where you're not really using a tripod and can be as fast possible To rotate the camera around the point of no parallax. The trick is to install to the front of the lens a tied piece of rope and at the end a coin or fishing rig to weigh down, which will help you keep a reference and keep the camera in the same place as you turn around to take the different pictures. Four photos, one in each direction being taken and varying the pitch slightly up and down between shots. Hang the currency or rig above the same spot on the floor. Do not look at the camera, rather, look at the currency to keep it above the same spot on the ground. Take the first picture, then rotate 90 degrees and take the second picture, turning 90 degrees and take a third and fourth photograph. With this achieve a fully spherical panorama taken without a tripod.
 
Guadalajara's historic center consists of buildings, monuments, plazas and parks built along the way of its more than four centuries of history. It contains expressions of Colonial architecture, baroque, neoclassical, Art Nouveau and others. The complex was created with the founding of the city in 1542 by the Spaniards, whose place is behind the Teatro Degollado where the Founders Plaza is. The historic center of the city has been characterized by change over time, and although several buildings dating from the century of the founding of the city are preserved, many of these were demolished to make way for more functional buildings, wider avenues, as well as to build the Cruz de Plazas around the Cathedral of Guadalajara and Plaza Tapatia. In recent years there have been an effort to pedestrianized and reassured downtown streets. Walking through its streets is an unforgettable experience, you get to travel through time by the diversity of old buildings that exemplify it. Walking through its streets is an unforgettable experience, you get to travel through time by the diversity of old buildings that exemplify it, while at the same time, symbols of modernity are seen through its many shops, boulevards and shopping malls that have a lot to offer its visitors. The most representative icon of the historical center is the Metropolitan Cathedral, with its impressive architecture combining neoclassical, baroque and Gothic style. The most representative icon of the historical center is the Metropolitan Cathedral, with its impressive architecture combining neoclassical, baroque and Gothic style, it reflects an incomparable beauty which makes it one of the most important places in Mexico. It is impossible not to take a souvenir photo in front of this majestic place. The historic center achieves the perfect combination between traditional and cosmopolitan, with an impressive number of people walking through its streets and an endless variety of establishments to suit all tastes. Four huge plazas are the places that surround the cross-shaped cathedral and characterize the historic center: Plaza Guadalajara, Liberation Square, the Rotunda of Illustrious Jalisco and Plaza de Armas; are some of the preferred places to rest, grab an ice cream and photograph the cathedral from different angles. Besides the Cathedral, there are many sites in the historic center you cannot miss, which are: Teatro Degollado, Latin American Library, Temple Expiatorio, Cabañas Cultural Institute, Museum of Arts, Plaza de los Mariachis, Plaza Tapatia,Temple of San Juan de Dios, among many other places that will fill your route with magic, culture and fun. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet How this Virtual Tour These images were taken from the upper terrace of Hotel One in the historic center of Guadalajara that has an extraordinary view. When photography is done in the blue hour in beautiful places like this, there are some risks due to wind and slow shutter speed that make pictures looked “moved”.
 
The region that is occupied by the municipality of San Ignacio was known since the beginnings of the conquest in 1531, as Piaztla or Piaxtla; word that has the meaning of “place of pumpkins” or “place of gourds”. According to the toponymy of the towns of Sinaloa, it is believed that the word comes from the Mexican “piaztli”, gourd or squash to carry and drink water and from the locative word, “tlan”. San Ignacio de Piaxtla, during the first years of colonization, was part of the province of Chametla, pertaining to the New Galicia, until in 1536, due to local indigenous upheavals, the Spanish leave the region. Don Héctor R. Olea mentions that the toponymy of San Ignacio de Piaxtla means “place that has Saint Ignatius of Loyola as patron saint”, complemented with the form “piaztli” and the vocative “tlan” which mean “place of blues”. By the middle of the 18th century, San Ignacio de Piaxtla was part of the five main mayorships in which Sinaloa was divided, remaining inside the San José de Cópala authority, along with the towns that currently belong to the municipality, which are: Santa Apolonia, Ajoya, San Agustín, San Juan, Cabazán and San Javier. In 1732, with the establishment of the sole governorate of Sonora and Sinaloa, the territory is divided into five provinces, two in Sonora and three in Sinaloa: The Province of Sinaloa, from the Mayo River to the Mocorito River; the Province of Culiacan, from the Mocorito River to the Elota River; and the Province of Rosario, which had the Cañas River as its boundary, and it is the one San Ignacio belong to. During the years following 1786, in which the intendances system was implanted, the demarcation of the region of the Piaxtla River was not altered. In 1813, the constitution of Cadiz came into force; article 310 considers the installation of municipal buildings in towns with more than 1,000 inhabitants. In 1811, don Jose Maria Gonzalez Hermosillo, an insurgent commander of the army that won in the mineral of El Rosario at the end of December, on January 8th, suffers a defeat in San Ignacio at the hands of the Governor and the General Captain of these provinces, don Alejo Garcia Conde, the few that could scape dispersed in the mountains. Any attempts at insurrection in the northwest were then halted. In 1824, decree of the Congress of the Union forms the Western State, rejoining the states of Sonora and Sinaloa. The Constitution of 1825 declares that the Western State would be divided into 5 departments, subdivided into parties, two in Sonora and three in Sinaloa. The departments belonging to Sinaloa were those of El Fuerte, formed by the parties of Alamos, Sinaloa and that of its name; the department of Culiacan, integrated with the party of its name and the party of Cosala; and the department of San Sebastian, formed by the party of its name, the party of Rosario and the party of San Ignacio de Piaxtla. Once the definitive separation of Sonora and Sinaloa into two federal states was decreed, the first local constitution issued in 1831 established the new division in the state, now composed by eleven districts. This first legislation also decrees that each of the districts will have, added to its name, the name of one of the most outstanding insurgents in the fight for independence; the district of San Ignacio was assigned with the name Abasolo, in honor of don Mariano Abasolo, who was one of the first to join to the cause. In 1852, the San Ignacio district disappears to join the Cosalá district, remaining as a party, but from 1861, with the new internal division of the state, it returns to be constituted as a district, with a prefecture on the municipal head, and subdivided in municipalities, mayoralties and attendants. In 1870 four municipalities formed the district of San Ignacio: the municipal head, San Juan, San Javier and Coyotitan, with their respective rural settlements. By decree in 1915, published in the official newspaper on April 8th of that year, the municipality of San Ignacio was created, and its category was approved in the Constitution of 1917 which, in article 12, adopts as a new form of internal government, the division of states into free municipalities. The devil’s chapel The municipality of San Ignacio has an endless number of legends. Some are true and the others are stories that people have been creating over time, but have undoubtedly become important icons of this place’s history. One of the biggest attractions that catches the attention of visitors is the “Devil’s chapel”, where the remains of Bernardo Escobosa are resting. This chapel is located just 100 meters from the crossroads that the syndicate of San Juan leads and which is connected to the state highway, on a small hill which can be reached after climbing for 20 minutes. This one can be dominated in all its splendor once you arrive at the municipal head. The people who visit San Ignacio for the first time wonder with astonishment about the history of this chapel, and, although nobody knows the history of it, they talk about what they have heard through their ancestors. Without a doubt, one of the most famous stories is the one of Bernardo Escobosa’s arrival to San Ignacio in 1840 from Spain, bringing with him various haberdasheries, fabrics, mirrors, perfumes, and other articles, which he started commercializing among the inhabitants with the desire of becoming San Ignacio’s most rich and powerful man. His greed was so big, that he decided to sell his soul to the devil. His wish wash fulfilled and he became the most thriving merchant of the municipality. This led him to have enormous properties and extensions of land. Finally, when he died, according to the legend, his relatives took him to the cemetery to bury when a strong wind snatched the coffin and placed it on the hill where the chapel is located, where he then was buried. Others say that it was his wish to be buried in that place to manage his properties from above, and that he also asked for his family to be buried in that place too, as well as all his male descendants to be named after him. Another very different story tells that in fact he did arrive from Spain and that he had brought merchandise to sell, which he exchanged for gold. He traveled around the mining territories of San Ignacio from that time, such as Ajoya, San Juan, Los Frailes, El Tambor, San Javier, El Chilar, El Carrizal, Campanillas, among others, thereby developing street trading in success, as early as 1869. He was a very lucky and famous man, which earned him the envy of many people who began to defame him by inventing that the money he had was a product of the pact he had made with the devil by selling his soul. Bernardo married, had four children, widowed, remarried, and had other children. The Escobosa that exist in Sinaloa descend from this mythical and legendary character, known as the one who sold his soul to “the devil”, and that after more than a century of being dead continues giving reasons to be talked about. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery How this Virtual Tour was made At the end of February, a group of friends visited San Ignacio, one of the most beautiful municipalities of Sinaloa. We arrived very early at the house of Professor Eduwiges Vega Padilla and there were already a lot of people waiting for Dr. Efraín Romo Santos to give them a sight examination as part of the social service he provides through his private assistance institution, Buena Vista Sinaloa. My wife and I went to take pictures guided by my friend Guillermo Vega Aguilar throughout the municipality head, capturing images of some places of interest like the Church, the town square, the Municipal Palace, Cristo de la Mesa (or the Christ of the Upland in English), as well as the houses of some beautiful families, including those of Don Alfonso Lafarga Espinoza, Don Adrián Bastidas and Professor Don Rafael Vega. It was an unforgettable day where we enjoyed the hospitality of the inhabitants of this beautiful corner of our estate. We hope to return soon and make another virtual tour.
 
The brave Pipila The year was 1810, the independence movement was underway, the insurgent troops, commanded by the priest Miguel Hidalgo, had besieged the city of Guanajuato, and the granary of Granaditas was fiercely defended by a regiment of Spanish soldiers who remained barricaded inside without giving signs of surrender. For the insurgents it was necessary to open that granary where the surplus of the annual harvest were kept, which would serve to resupply troops and feed the population stricken by hunger. After several unsuccessful attacks, the only solution seemed to be burning the front door; however, it was a risky approach, because the Spaniards had a better shooting angle and were waiting to kill anyone who approached. Among the rebel fighters a strong voice was heard: "I will burn the door." It was Juan Jose de los Reyes Martinez, a brave indigenous miner who because of beliefs joined the independence movement. He was nicknamed "El Pipila", as turkeys and the eggs that these birds hatch are commonly known by in the Bajio region; one of the versions about the origin of this nickname, notes that El Pipila, having his face full of freckles or possible scars left by smallpox bore a resemblance to the mottled appearance of a turkey’s egg . What there is no doubt about is the physical and mental strength possessed by Juan Jose de los Reyes due to strenuous work he did in the mines of Bajio. Miguel Hidalgo accepted the proposal and El Pipila was on his way. To avoid being struck by bullets, he placed on his back a heavy slab of stone, he took a torch and went to the door of the granary. Shotguns shots whistled and ricocheted off his back. The Spaniard’s desperate attempts to stop him gave no results. Finally, he set fire to the wooden gate and the granary was taken by insurgent troops. Once the Independence of Mexico was consummated, El Pipila returned to his job as a miner up until he passed away due to recurrent poisoning suffered by workers in the mines; however, the event of September 28th 1810 , made El Pípila pass from obscurity to becoming a legendary figure for his bravery and courage. Today he is recognized as a national hero and a symbol of the Independence of Mexico. The monument to Pipila Among the most visited tourist sites in the city of Guanajuato is the Monument to Pipila. This monumental sculpture made with pink quarry was opened in 1939 and is the work of the artist Juan Fernando Olaguibel. Looking at the monument, you can see El Pípila carrying a torch in his right hand directing the attack on the Alhóndiga, while the base that holds the sculpture reads: “... there are still other granary to be lit... " The civic square where the monument is located, being one of the highest points in Guanajuato, offers a spectacular panoramic 360 ° view to appreciate the architectural beauty of this colonial city; if that were not enough, on the back part of the monument is a small museum and stairs that allow you to reach the highest point of the sculpture, which enhances the visual experience you have from the place. To reach the monument a bus that leaves from the Hidalgo market can be taken, it can also be reached by walking up through the alleys leading uphill to the square or taking the funicular that starts from the Teatro Juarez. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery How this Virtual Tour was made When we go out to photograph it is important to know what type of light we need to get the picture we have in mind, so choosing the right time of day is important. One of the moments where light gives great prominence to the photographs is the "golden hour", who’s warm and soft light creates an atmosphere that we would always like to have. However, what happens next? The answer is the blue hour. The blue hour, as the name suggests, is that moment right after (in the case of the sunset) of the golden hour when the sky has lost practically those orange and yellow tones and begins to dominate an intense blue. A feature of the blue hour, is that the horizon where it has set (or left) the sun has a tonal gradient from blue to orange. The blue sky gradually darkens so it is mandatory to have a tripod to take pictures. In our eyes it even appears to be night, however, with an exposure of several seconds we prove that there is still enough light in the sky as to continue taking pictures. This moment is very useful for taking pictures, like to the Monument to Pipila, which highlights the lighting of the beautiful city of Guanajuato at sunset.
 
Gulls of graceful flight weave figures on the sky of El Maviri, while beneath those same waters also the life of a rich range of marine species. This small island, whose name comes from The Cahita or Yoreme-Mayo, and is actually "Baviri", next to the port of Topolobampo and a few minutes from Los Mochis, also bathes in the Sea of Cortez. A true sanctuary of the osprey, and of the bat in its entrance exists a famous and protected cave already. This fragment of land and sand is a busy place of walks for the neighbors of all the region and the visitors of many other places. The magnificent of a daybreak, the sand in its beaches fulfill with the Golden rising sun. Still virgin in terms of tourist development, El Maviri, offers the visitor that feeling of the natural in all senses of the word, and the feeling of indigenous presences, original owners, who still care for their beloved land before the curious intrusion of The Yoris who visit it. Then, life over the water effervesces of squawking and flapping. During the day, the cool maritime air is filled with aromas that are a gastronomic temptation. It is said that there are more than a hundred fish and seafood dishes (shrimp, aguachiles, ceviches, etc.) that are prepared in the abundant restaurants (some simple bundles) of the island. But above all of them stands out the popular "tossed fish", a true delicacy prepared with coal that constitutes a gastronomic pride of the local restaurants. In the evenings when the Angels flock to the seashore - The Maviri offers a true spectacle of the creation of the world: sunsets painted by the divine brush and palette. With extraordinary shades of reds, oranges and winks of light that make it a place of admiration and reflection to make the pupil marvel ... and relax the Soul. All this happens while the island, silently, observes entertaining to its little brother, the Farallón, that floats through the centuries, there, in the blue waters of the Sea of Cortez. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery How this Virtual Tour was made The photograph of a beach like El Maviri, where we find besides the landscape, a splendid sun and sky can appear very flat, very two-dimensional. To give greater depth to the image and to introduce to the one who observes the photograph inside the beach can be very useful to incorporate elements in the foreground like people walking to the edge of the beach, the foam of the waves, a mountain of sand, rocks, A small jetty, etc. Try to do different tests by varying the perspective (shoot from higher or lower and you will get completely different results), vary your position to show one or other distribution of rocks, etc.
 
Topolobampo. the place where the rainbow ends. Place where the magic of the elements are combined in a universal symphony: wild land of hills with cactus and pitahayas; Blue sky in the day and stars in the night vault. Below, the village attending the imposing presence of the Bay of Ohuira formed by the waters of the Sea of Cortez, where the most varied and rich species boast that today have been worth the recognition of the world's marine sanctuary There began the utopia of the southeast at the end of the century. The last modern epic and the last attempt of pacific colonization of North America. There Albert Kimsey Owen landed with his group of dreamers in pursuit of the dream that would end in terrible failure and whose descendants of foreign surnames nowadays inhabit the neighboring and progressive city of Los Mochis, founded with the birth of the sugar mill, by another American, Benjamin Francis Johnston, who was crowned by the success his presence in these lands. From this place, the railway engineer Albert Kimsey Owen set out on the back of a mule to trace the route that follows the Chihuahua-Pacific railroad on the natural wonder of the Sierra Madre Occidental passing through the Copper Canyon visited year after year by tourists of all the world. The dream of Owen's utopian socialists coming from the United States of America is now realized. From its docks ferries depart that connect the north of Sinaloa with La Paz, B.C. And huge cargo ships that sail the seas of the world with different destinations. Minerals and thousands and thousands of tons of golden grains travel to distant Africa and Asia. Little known is that in this port in the days of revolutionary Mexico was carried out the first naval combat of the world carried out between the gunboat "Guerrero" and the Biplane "Sonora" manned by Captain Gustavo Salinas assisted by the mechanic Teodoro Madariaga. The world also knows of the richness of the marine fauna of the waters that bathe to Topolobampo. Year after year there are hundreds of boats out there to participate in sports tournaments, being known the hill of El Farallón whose basses are famous for the size and variety of the pieces captured. The prophecy and vision of Albert Kimsey Owen, after sleeping his first night under the stars of Topolobampo in 1872 would remain for posterity when he wrote marveling at the spell of this earth: "I left my blankets and walked among the mountain until arriving at the edge of the beach. What a panorama! A whole enclosed sea! I said to myself: If in the morning I find a deep and secure entrance channel from the Gulf of California, here on this bay, it will be the site of a great metropolitan city. On this sea, where a sail is not found today, the ships of all nations will sail and on these plains many families will live happy. The Australian will come here to meet the European, who will come across the continent by rail from the Atlantic. " Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet How this Virtual Tour was made Long ago I had the illusion of doing a photograph of a sunset in Topolobampo. The golden hour and the blue hour reflect in these images beautiful colors of different shades, first highlight the yellows and oranges and then the blue and magenta. Shutter speeds range from five to fifteen seconds to capture information in both shadows and highlights. It was a fantastic afternoon in mid-January with a bit of cold covering me with a light jacket I could comfortably enjoy.
 
Teeming with Blue Marlin, White Marlin and Sailfish, the waters of Mazatlan coast are called the Billfish Capital of the World and deep sea fishing is the number one sport. Dorado, Yellow fin Tuna, and Grouper can be reeled in aboard Aries Sport Fishing Fleet at Marina El Cid. Head further north is lake El Salto, where can be experienced the best freshwater bass fishing in all of Mexico. Mazatlan is much more than a sun and beach destination on the Mexican Pacific coast. It is a city with a diverse dynamic year-long cultural program; it owns a deep history, dazzling art and world-class gastronomy. Mazatlan offers endless boating and water sporting adventures at El Pacifico. Enjoy offshore boating, kayaking, windsurfing, parachuting or catamaran riding, or visit the three islands off the coast. El Cid Castilla Beach and Marina El Cid’s Aqua Sports Center has any required equipment for rent. Enjoy snorkeling, sail boating or jet skiing round the three islands: Isla de Venados, Isla de Pajaros and Isla de Lobos, which are considered ecological reserves. Boogie board surf big waves or go on banana boat to Isla de Piedra’s calm beach. Great adventurous and sporting activities! Not to mention amazing beaches. Located right on the south of Tropico de Cancer, Mazatlan allures with a subtropical, temperate weather the whole year. The average temperature is 77 up to 86° F. Stroll through the historic district, home to the world-recognized Angela Peralta Theatre or the stunning sandy beaches along the malecon, which is recognized as the longest in Mexico. Play world-class golf at the reputed El Cid Golf & Country Club, deep sea fish or tour the old mining villages, such as El Quelite with its cobblestone streets, or Copala and its baroque church in the Sierra Madre where John Wayne shot one of his famous films. Linger over lunch at the Plaza Machado. Enjoy the thrill of watching Mazatlan’s famous cliff divers at Olas Altas, ride the waves or just watch them roll in. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet http://elcidgolfclub.com.mx/mazatlan/ How was this Virtual Tour made The spherical photo of Marina El Cid was taken at noon with a harsh sunlight. F/11 or even smaller diaphragm apertures give a quite interesting effect in luminous objects as the sun or light bulbs forming starts that beautify the pictures. The shoot on board was complicated because of the shaking, so the stitching in PTGui was made manually by placing some points, due to automatically it was impossible, and then in Photoshop adding layers to make some corrections.
 
Imala is a rural community located at a Town that bears the same name, which belongs to Culiacan. This place is famous due to hot springs there. Its name derives of the Aztec word “Imalacatlán”, which means “water that rolls”. Its history dates back to 1531, when the Spanish conquer Nuño Beltran Guzman sent his captains to explore the rivers from Sinaloa, who moved to different ways on brigades to find a route that connects to Veracruz port and facilitates the access to Sierra Madre Occidental through Sinaloa shores, where they discovered this Town called Imala. In this Town, they gathered large amounts of minerals produced in mines from Villages of Topia and Canelas in Durango, which were carried down on the back of animals from the mountains and then on wagons to be sent to the capital of New Spain. It caused trading activities with Tamazula Town and served as access to different sectors of the mountain range. These hot springs are located in a zone of family entertainment, where can be found leafy green areas, palapas, restaurants, food booths and cabins for rent. The main attraction of the town is the natural hot springs composed of various pools, each one with different heat intensity. The first one that catches the water from the spring is 50° C of temperature. The second attraction, which can be viewed at some kilometers before arriving to Imala, is its church, built of red brick and ocher, with red domes displayed at the top of its tower. Next to the church there is a small square full of mixed vegetation and cobblestoned sidewalks. Around it there are some old buildings, a heritage from the presence of Spanish people when travelled on these lands. Around the town many local products can be found, such as chorizo, bread, panela, cheese and pottery. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet How was this Virtual Tour made It was a Sunday when my wife and I went to Imala to have a breakfast, it was a sunny day with a very pleasant weather, the food was delicious and people were lovely to tourists. At noon, I made the virtual tour about the beautiful red and ocher church with its domes on the towers and a larger one upon the altar. It caught my attention the gothic and ogival openings on the bell tower and the balustrade pattern at the top of the nave. The light that passed through the stained glass set up beauty lighting.
 
The Malecón of Mazatlán Sinaloa is considered one of the longest in the world, on it can be seen some of the beautiful attractions of Mazatlán just like its beaches, sunsets and the sea. The Malecón Mazatlán from south to north or north to south has a length of twenty- one kilometers, along which can be found monuments , ancient buildings , hotels, restaurants , bars , discos, shops , cinemas, banks , clinics, people, among many other things. For Mazatlecos “natives of Mazatlán” their Malecón is the best place for release stress; they cross it daily and always find a reason to be surprised. In each section of the nine that compose it ( Puntilla- Ferry Pier , Lighthouse, Centennial , Olas Altas , Claussen , Avenida del Mar , Camarónes “Shrimp” Sábalo “chad”, Cerritos, Cerritos-Nuevo Mazatlan ) the different stages of the history of this beautiful tourist destination is reflected. Very early in the morning as well in the evenings there are hundreds of locals and visitors who exercise in any of the sections of the Malecón. In summer the warm season of Mazatlan, entire families take to the Malecon to enjoy the refreshing breeze of summer evenings, visitors join the nice custom. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet How this Virtual Tour was made Night shots usually require high sharpness in its entirety and the only way to accomplish this is minimizing the opening of the diaphragm, by doing this we increase the depth of the field, normally I like the image depth around f / 8 and f / 11. Of course, this reduction in the flow of light is to be offset by a higher exposure time and/or increased sensitivity in order to obtain a properly expose picture. The time I settled in these photo spheres was half a second to 25 seconds. It was a real pleasure to do the virtual tour and walk at night through the beautiful Malecón of Mazatlán, very clean and bright, the scenery is amazing and many families take the opportunity to go for a walk and enjoy all its attractions. I hope to return soon to continue taking photographs of Mazatlán.
 
Located in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico, this botanical garden is one of the most important in Mexico; is a public space where different activities to promote a culture of respect and the rational use of our natural resources are developed. Founded in 1986 by the Engineer Carlos Murillo Depraect, who donated his valuable collection of plants to the creation of this beautiful place. The botanical garden of Culiacan is a very important communitarian center and meeting point because is located in the middle of the urban area of Culiacan. It has a surface of 10 hectares and a botanical collection of more than 1,600 different types of plants in exhibition divided into collections. It has a surface of 10 hectares and a botanical collection of more than 1,600 different types of plants in exhibition divided into collections. The visitors can also find some pieces of contemporary art around the garden of recognized artists either locals or foreigners. The Botanical Garden performs different and specific activities to promote the preserving of our biodiversity, through activities guided by the apartment of Environmental Education, which assists thousands of children and young people who visit the space with their classmates. The Botanical Garden is under the administration of a non-profit private institution. Culiacan Botanical Garden: an intimate vision... Location The Botanical Garden of Culiacan is located in the northeast part of the urbanized zone of the city, by Av. De las Americas 2131 Col. Burócrata, between Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez, Carlos Lineo and Av. Universitarios, next to Ciudad Universitaria. www.botanicoculiacan.org Collection of Art The Botanical Garden of Culiacan has a collection of art composed by more than 40 pieces of recognized contemporary artists such as Gabriel Orozco, Eliasson Olafur,Tercerquinto. Richard Long, Francis Alÿs, Sofía Táboas, Dan Graham, James Turrel, and some others more. The collection was made thinking in enriching the journey of the visitors and make this place a unique space in México where the natural context with pieces that magnificently match with the architecture that the place itself starts. The collection was made thinking in enriching the journey of the visitors and make this place a unique space in México where the natural context with pieces that magnificently match with the architecture that the place itself starts. The most recent work of art received the name of the “Encounter” and was made by James Turrel, an American artist. The work consists of a vault with an Elliptic slit to the sky that allows the sunlight to come in and dynamically integrate to the piece of art that as result allow the spectators look at the admirable and unique moments inside of the vault. This piece of art was opened to the public on May 26, 2015, after more than nine years of planning and design. Schedule of the Garden and Contact Mondays to Saturdays: 7 AM-5 PM. Sundays: 8 AM-5 PM. (During the Summer Schedule it closes at 6 PM) If someone wants any information, phone number or email address, please contact: Contact: Carlota Ávila García. Tel. 715.0036 and 715.3090 E-mail: contacto@botanicoculiacan.org "Which are the actions to promote a culture of respect and rational use of our natural resources” We promote meaningful activities where the visitors are in contact directly with the nature and learn about its interaction between it and man. Among these activities we have: guided visits, audio tours, environmental education courses; botanical movie theater with movies of a positive message about the environment; In addition to that, in the program we also have talks of experts in branches such as environmental topics, educational, botanicals, responsible architecture and more. What is even more, once a month we have a celebration organized by the apartment of environmental education with environmental themes such as the international day of the environment, recycling day, the international day of the corn, and more. From the 1,600 species in exhibition, which are the most important ones? The Botanical Garden of Culiacan counts with an important botanic collection of different species in exhibition; it is composed by species that have their origin all around the world and at the same time we are taking action in having a meaningful collection of representative plants from the north of Mexico. Among the most important collections are found: 1) Arecaceae (palm trees), 2) Agaves and Suculentas, 3)Forest of eatable plants, 4) Ficus, and more. How can society support the Garden? You can support by investing your time and talents in our activities and programs. You can be a volunteer in areas like Environmental education, botanic, architecture, marketing, design, etc. Volunteering: You can support by investing your time and talents in our activities and programs. You can be a volunteer in areas like Environmental education, botanic, architecture, marketing, design, etc. Social Service: Supporting our institution doing your social service in activities about how to take care of the environment, education and cultural activities. Friends of the Garden: You can give a monthly contribution during a year through your bank account. Those contributions could go from $50.00 pesos every month. Adopt a bench: Families or people could also support trough adopting one of the 28 benches that inside of the botanical garden. The benches have a metal tag in honor of the person or family or company that donates $12,000 pesos in a single exhibition or $15,000 partially. Donations in cash or plant: If you have a company or you are the CEO of one and you would like to support the care of our natural resources throughout our programs and activities you could do it by donating money or a plant. Contribution box: Although the entrance to the Garden is free, we invite our visitors to adopt an altruistic position and donate when coming in or out of the garden voluntarily. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet How this Virtual Tour was made The processing software of this picture was: Light room to process RAW files, PTG to stitch the Photoshop picture to general adjustments and locals PanoTour Pro to generate the Virtual Tour. To get to the lasts results, during the printing process I did a double printing, one for the shadows where plants generated a shade very dark and another one for the sky, where the illumination is more and then I mixed with Photoshop. The transition is very good and there is no halo or gap. The shots were taken in the blue hour during the morning and during the golden hour during the afternoon. The Botanical Garden of Culiacan is beautiful, the care and maintenance of all the areas is excellent. I sincerely thank the CEOs the support that they gave me to do this Virtual Tou Photo Gallery Panoramic Photo
 
The tourist destination “Cortés Island” is located at the gates of the Sea of Cortés, “The aquarium of the World”, at only 65 kilometers from Culiacán, Sinaloa, around 40 minutes by the highway. Beach Club “Puesta del Sol”. With the best gastronomy of the coast of Sinaloa in a family environment with fun. Counts with a big parking lot and easy access. It is the first residential destination, nautical and with sustainable golf in Mexico, in a magnificent environment of dunes and marshes, with a great biodiversity, Cortés Island offers the beauty of the Cortés Sea with the calm and protection of the bay of Altata. It has around 2,450 hectares in the peninsula of Lucenilla, 22 kilometers of beach in front of the Cortés Sea, 19 kilometers in front of the bay, marine and yacht club at the bay with all services included and a spectacular restaurant of special dishes. La Marina Isla Cortés. In the heart of the bay of Altata, the new Navy and Yacht Club of Cortés Island offers the best services that will multiply the pleasure of the sea and the boats. In the Navy you can find:  Peines/slips and docks.  Hangars of different dimensions.  Open spaces in the dry Navy.  Restaurants  Stores  Gas stations for the boats in the dock.  Dressing areas  Parking lots for cars and other vehicles.  Rent of sport equipment and boats.  Purchase and sale of sports equipment. www.islacortes.com Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet How this virtual tour was made This project was made by Luis Amarante, Miguel Angel Victoria and the Colombian teacher Mario Carvajal, who inspired us to take pictures of the Milky Way from Cortés Island. Our intention was to go one night before, because by then we had new moon and there was total darkness, but the rain did not allow us to do it. That day we arrived around four in the afternoon and used the time to take some sphere photos of the Navy, Yacht Club and the Beach Club “Puesta del Sol”. It is a paradise, with excellent installations to go out, eat and enjoy of its beautiful sunsets. The photos of the Milky Way were of long exposition since 8:00-8:30. An unforgettable evening that we are looking forward to repeat soon.
 
We went to the Beach Club of Isla Cortés at Altata, Sinaloa, Mexico. We chose the Friday, November 13, 2015, as the date to go see the milky way at the beach. We invite you to enjoy so sublime moment. How to take a photo of the milky way It is much easier than you think. But it is necessary to have the right equipment. The first thing is to have a tripod. The camera must be motionless, absolutely still while taking the photo. Without a tripod, it would be impossible to take it. Then, it is important to have an ultra lens wide angle. For example, a lens of less than 20 mm. And if you are a fisheye, fantastic also. But if you have a 35 mm lens, you probably won't get an interesting coverage for your photography. The camera also has an effect. It is preferable to having full format, full frame cameras, although it is not essential. These cameras will probably a sensor with better performance, and you can use a high ISO. Finally, a remote shutter release will be a very good idea, but if you don't, you can put your camera timer. If you have the proper equipment, the camera settings will be very simple: everything in manual, open as open as possible, e.g. f2.8 would be ideal. A high ISO, e.g. 3200 is fine. Trip time, depends on the focal length: between higher angularity, longer can shoot. You can be in the famous "the 500 rule"... You split 500 between the focal length and that will be the maximum number of seconds that can shoot your photo. In such a way that the stars don't let trail or trail... I.e., if you are going to shoot with a 17 mm lens, the maximum time would be 29 seconds. And ready! Have fun taking photos of the Milky... Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet How was this virtual tour made Can I see the milky way in Mexico? Really? Can I see the milky way in Mexico? Really? Yes of course! And not only in Mexico... in any other country. This is not an exclusive phenomenon of privileged countries. You will only need these conditions: Stay away from the light pollution of cities Choose a day with new moon (or wait a moment when the Moon sets) Cloudless sky of clouds.
 
“Las Riberas” park is located at the Tamazula river bank, next to Culiacan center and in front of the “Orabá” island. It is one of the most beautiful parks in the city where we can find playgrounds, pedal boats, kayak, motorboats to go on a trip over the river, and a 12 km long cycle path. Many families have picnics here every day. There are big picnic tables where they can comfortably enjoy the park. There are also some environmental courses, bicycles for rent, soccer and volleyball fields, and roller skates. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery How this virtual tour was made This picture was taken in October 15th at 8:19 pm, at the blue hour, which is the last minute with light on the sky. To make some night pictures look prettier, the sky should not be black, but slightly blue, and to be there at the exact hour I used an app in my iPhone called “Photopills”, which indicates the hour at which the blue and golden hour start and end. This app also allows us to see the movement of the sun and the moon. If you have ever seen pictures of the moon by a church or any other building, it is not because the photographer was lucky. With Photopills, you can know the place, date and time in which the moon will be in a particular position in order for us to program the photo shooting.
 
According to information from “Organismo de Cuenca Pacífico Norte de la Comisión Nacional del Agua” (Basin Organization North Pacific National Water Commission “Conagua”) in Sinaloa, in October and due to heavy rains this year, the Sanalona dam was 21 million cubic meters above its level. The level of the reservoir was 694.6 million cubic meters, despite having spun a needle with a capacity of 673 million cubic meters. Location of the Dam Sanalona "Thanks to the work we have done within a matter of venting, the level of the dam Sanalona has come down." Dam Sanalona is located in the riverbed of the Tamazula River, 24 kilometers from the city of Culiacan, it was put into operation on January 1, 1948. It has a hydroelectric plant capable of generating 14 megawatts of electric power , which began operations on May 8, 1963, its reservoir is approximately 673 million cubic meters of water. Also the Sanalona dam is a place of recreation and relaxation for the inhabitants of the center of the state where sport fishing tournaments and some regattas are held. Its waters are also used to irrigate the Culiacan Valley. The construction of this dam was the economic trigger of the valley of Culiacan and therefore to the capital city Culiacan. It was the first built in the state of Sinaloa, it is the 6th largest in the state and the 30th in the country. Description of the Dam Sanalona In order to take advantage of irrigation, the water of the Tamazula river, the Sanalona dam, which consists essentially of a land curtain type Gravity Escollera. And provided on the left bank of headworks and in his right margin, a spillways was built type fan-free crest. The curtain consists essentially of 3 zones of selected materials: 1: waterproof heart formed by a conglomerate of gravel low well graded fine, to improve this material it was added a layer of clay in the surface, modified clay granite (tucuruguay) was also used although in a minor extent and only in the lower parts. 2: backrests formed essentially permeable sand and gravel; It is placed over the heart and has waterproof slope 3: 1 upstream and 2: 1 downstream. 3: Sheet rock quarry formed product was placed by hand with a thickness of 1 m in the upstream slope only. The pourer It is located on the right bank and consists of a fan-type spillway free chalk, curved in plant discharge channel leading the water to the river Tamazula. It has a capacity of 6,300 cubic meters vent / sec, the length is 218.9 m chalk. Intake work It is located on the left bank, consists essentially of two tunnels lined with concrete, in which pressure pipes initially drowned in blocks of concrete and provided with needle valves to regulate withdrawals at the downstream end of the pipes stay Pressure. They downloaded freely on the cause of the river, its operating mechanisms being housed in a concrete shed. In the downstream ends of the tunnels, they grid mounted on reinforced concrete structures of cylindrical shape, which serve as input transition to the tunnels, which are linked through elbow shaped installations. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices     There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet How this virtual tour was made After eating, I invited my wife, taking advantage that the rain stopped, to go to the Sanalona Dam, which is located really close to Culiacan... Around 40 minutes from our house to do a virtual tour of the vent water that was taking place. We left our car in the viewpoint of the dam and walked kilometer and a half, where I could make the necessary shots. It was amazing watching the huge amount of water that was being vent...
 
The magic of Virtual Tours allows us to take a tour of Fifth Avenue in New York outside the Cathedral of St. Patrick, by Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island, the Country Club of Culiacan and Paradise in the Sierra Durango, also allowing see in detail the interior of a Truck Tractor International and two Hondas and BMW. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet How this Virtual Tour was made The level of difficulty in preparing this type of virtual tours is very high, the limited space, high contrast between the interior and exterior of the vehicle, the bulkiness of the equipment and the detail required, however, the end result it is very nice, because the detail of the landscape and inside vehicles seen.