In the center of the city of London is one of the best sites known as the Piccadilly Circus which was built in 1819 to connect two of the main streets of that time, Regent Street and Piccadilly, it currently communicates with the theaters located on Shaftesbury Avenue and the Haymarket, Coventry Street and Glasshouse Street. Its proximities to the main shopping and entertainment areas, it is a central location in the heart of the West End, and the fact that it is the largest intersection of traffic have made Piccadilly Circus an important meeting point also a tourist attraction in itself. This intersection is known for its large video screens and neon billboards, as well as the Shaftesbury memorial fountain and the statue known as Eros. It is surrounded by a large number of remarkable buildings, including the London Pavilion and the Criterion Theater. This intersection is known for its large video screens and neon billboards, as well as for the Shaftesbury memorial fountain and the statue known as Eros. It is surrounded by a large number of remarkable buildings, including the London Pavilion and the Criterion Theater. Under the square is the Piccadilly Circus station of the London Underground. In 1626 the Piccadilly Hall, belonging to Robert Baker, a famous tailor for selling piccadillies, term used to name several types of neck. The crossing laced to a circular shape in 1886 with the construction of Shaftesbury Avenue. The union of these streets has endured a very dense traffic flow since its construction as it stands in the center of Theatreland, the main theater district of London; it supports outbound traffic from Piccadilly. The Piccadilly Circus Underground Station was opened on March 10, 1906 at the Bakerloo Line, and on the Piccadilly Line in December of that year in 1928 the station was largely rebuilt to with stand and increase traffic. The first electric signs of the intersection appeared in 1910, and in 1923 electric billboards were placed on the facade of the London Pavilion. The first traffic lights were installed on August 3rd in 1926 on the intersection. The Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain at Piccadilly Circus started in use on 1893. During the Second World War, the statue above the fountain was replaced by billboards until 1948, when it was returned. During the reconstruction work of the "circus" in the past 80s, the entire source was moved from the center of the union, at the beginning of Shaftesbury Avenue, to its current position. On the southwestern side of the Circus, moved from its original central position, is the memorial fountain to the Shaftesbury Monument, used in 1886-1893 to commemorate Lord Shaftesbury's philanthropist work. The statue of Alfred Gilbert represents a nude statue in flight, officially known as The Angel of Christian Charity. Popularly known as Eros after the mythical Greek God of Love. The statue has become an icon of London and is fixed to a bronze fountain. The use of a naked figure in a public monument generated controversy at the time of its construction, but it was well received by the public. The Criterion Theater, a prominently grade two building, is located on the south face of Piccadilly Circus. Apart from the box office area, the entire theater, with approximately 600 seats, is underground and is reached by a descendant tile staircase. The Criterion Theater, a prominently grade two building, is located on the south face of Piccadilly Circus. Apart from the box office area, the entire theater, with approximately 600 seats, is underground and is reached by a descendant tile staircase. The columns are used to support both the box and vault area, restricting the visibility of many of the interior seats. The theater was designed by Thomas Verity and opened as a theater on March 21, 1874, although the original plans consisted of turning it into a concert hall. In 1883 it was forced to close to improve ventilation and to replace the gas lamps with electric lights, it was re-opened the following year. The theater closed in 1989 and was extensively restored, re-opening in October 1992. On the northeast side of Piccadilly Circus, at the corner between Shaftesbury Avenue and Coventry Street, is the London Pavilion. The first building to bear this name was built in 1859, and was a music hall. In 1885, Shaftesbury Avenue was built where Pavilion was located. A new London Pavilion was built, which was also used as a music hall. In 1923, electrical announcements were installed on the facade of the building. n 1934, the building underwent a significant structural alteration and converted into a movie theater. In 1986, the building was remodeled, preserving the facade of 1885, and converted into a shopping place. In 2000, the building was joined by the neighboring Trocadero Center, and the building's sign then modified in 2003 to "London Trocadero". The basement of the building connects with the Piccadilly Circus metro station. The most important store previously Tower Records, now acquired by Virgin Megastore, is located at Number 1 Piccadilly, on the west side between Regent Street and Piccadilly, directly facing Piccadilly Circus. There is a direct exit to the metro station in the basement. The store that makes competition, HMV also has an access inside the London Trocadero. illywhites is the largest retail store of sports equipment located on the south side, near the Shaftesbury fountain. It was moved to its current place in 1925. The Piccadilly Circus tube station of the London Underground is directly under Piccadilly Circus itself, with entrances on each corner. It is one of the few stations that do not have associated buildings and is completely underground. It is by itself a remarkable Grade 2 building. The station is located on the Piccadilly Line between Green Park and Leicester Square, and the Bakerloo Line between Charing Cross and Oxford Circus. Metronet, one of the three private operators of the London Underground under an agreement through a partnership, is investing about 14 million pounds to restore the Picadilly Circus station. Most of the planned improvements include a new plant and wall finishes, a new CCTV system, new points of assistance, a new public address system, new electronic information panels, improved seating locations, waterproofing measures, improvements to assist to the visually impaired and improvements in lighting. Electric escalators will be replaced. 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
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.
Sinaloa Symphonic Orchestra of the Arts is the most complex musical instrument of all... it is directed from a podium by a conductor that has to deal with a pitched battle in every concert: the orchestra is a composed of about 50 to 100 musicians (the size can vary) and every ensemble is made of very different people, some don’t even speak the same language. However, in the orchestra there is only one language spoken, the language of music. Music has no borders, specific tongue or cultural differences. For many, music is the most beautiful of all the arts. In Sinaloa we have the Symphonic Orchestra of the Arts (OSSLA). It came to transform the cultural life, not only of Sinaloa, but also the northwest part of Mexico. It is celebrating its XV anniversary, in 2016. The Orquesta Sinfónica Sinaloa of the arts plays an important role in the construction of human work by promoting culture through music and related performing arts to stimulate creativity and sensitivity of the Sinaloa. In Sinaloa we have the Symphonic Orchestra of the Arts (OSSLA). It came to transform the cultural life, not only of Sinaloa, but also the northwest part of Mexico. It is celebrating its XV anniversary, in 2016. The OSSLA is an artistic organization that gets its strength from its multicultural composition; it is a very valuable tool for our society. In it there are great number of races and cultures interpreted, which brings us together with others and offers a cultural contribution for those who live or visit Sinaloa. In September 2001, the OSSLA was born, as an initiative of DIFOCOUR, today known as Culture Institute of Sinaloa, owned by Enrique Patrón de Rueda. From its foundation as an orchestra of chamber, it has been directed by Gordon Campbell with musicians from various continents. Three years later, it became the symphonic and since its formation has done a great job in the musical program of the state with presentations in Culiacán and the rest of Sinaloa, it has performed on many different stages, such as in public plazas, schools, gardens and museums. They have interpreted some of the most symbolic composers: Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Puccini, Purcell, Chopin, Revueltas, Stravinsky, Donizzetti, Rossini, Debussy, Gamboa, Copland, Telemann, Dvorak, M. Ponce, Strauss, Leoncavallo, Gounod, Prokofieff, Sarasate, de Falla, Marcello, Albeniz, Barber, Corelli, Francoix, Toussaint and Cummings, just to mention some. Also, some composers from Sinaloa such as Jóse Angel Espinoza “Ferrusquilla”, Aldo Rodríguez, Eduardo Parra and Samuel Murillo. As of October 2004, the new orchestra presented its firsts concerts at The Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City, then, once in Sinaloa, at The Pablo de Villa Vicencio Theater in Culiacán and at The Ángela Peralta Theater in Mazatlán. As of October 2004, the new orchestra presented its firsts concerts at The Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City, then, once in Sinaloa, at The Pablo de Villa Vicencio Theater in Culiacán and at The Ángela Peralta Theater in Mazatlán. On June 3rd, 2006 the OSSLA received the recognition “High Artistic Level and Admirable Musical Diffusion” from the Mexican Union of Reporters of Theater and Music. This honor took place in an event at The Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City. Today, the OSSLA has the privilege of having shared the stage with artists like José Carreras in 2003 and Plácido Domingo in 2006. In its regular programming the Orchestra has maintained a good equilibrium between symphonic, barroque and contemporary music, as well also some popular genres (jazz, blues, rock, danzón, traditional Sinaloa banda, and so others). In its two annual seasons (spring and fall) it regularly counts with guest directors. Among the most outstanding are Sylvain Gansancon, Enrique Ricci, José Luis Castillo, Alondra de la Parra, Eduardo Díaz Muñoz, Raffi Armenian and Enrique Bátiz, Israel Yinon, Guido Maria Guida, Ernesto Acher, and others. In 2011 the OSSLA was invited to the award ceremony of “The Moons of the Auditorium”, in Mexico City, at the National Auditory. In 2012 they made a distinguished participation with three gala concerts in the “40th International Festival Cervantino 2012”. In 2013, the OSSLA participated in the performance of Falstaff during the bicentennial of Verdi and also in the centennial of consecration of spring of Stravinsky during the Cultural Festival in Sinaloa. In its two annual seasons (spring and fall) it regularly counts with guest directors. Among the most outstanding are Sylvain Gansancon, Enrique Ricci, José Luis Castillo, Alondra de la Parra, Eduardo Díaz Muñoz, Raffi Armenian and Enrique Bátiz, Israel Yinon, Guido Maria Guida, Ernesto Acher, and others. Lately the OSSLA has had prominent interpretations of plays and operas of the baroque with outstanding compositions by Lully, Rameau and Delalande, Pergolesi, and others. As well as in special plays for the catalog of the orchestra, outstanding ones by Gamboa, Rodríguez, Taboada, Zyman, Murillo and others. Sinaloa Symphonic Orchestra of the Arts, is now a favorite of the Sinaloa audience. The society of this beautiful state is used to listening to their orchestra all the year round. It is now a reason to be proud for many, and a very important ingredient of the great artistic and cultural events in Sinaloa. The OSSLA has become the “ambassador” that interprets big composers from around the world to their own composers from Sinaloa and has taken those interpretations to different stages in Mexico: Monterrey, Guadalajara, Mazatlán, Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende, to mention some. In 2016 will close the New Year with a spectacular concert in the Theater of Fine Arts in Mexico City. We hope that it lasts for many more years. Text: Aldo Rodriguez, Ricardo Rodriguez and Enrique Maytorena 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 You can get spectacular photos in concert photography, they can be in very different settings, with changing light conditions, where every musician is different, with their own gestures and moves that make him or her unique. Definitely, there are no two concerts alike. It is necessary to have in mind that the photos are going to be taken indoors, with low light conditions. This means that the equipment used as well as the camera and the lenses have to be correct for these conditions. A factor to also have in mind before taking any of the photos is the position from where the pictures are going to be taken. The ISO up to a level where the noise is not a problem. When I do this type of work the minimum I use is 800 ISO, although the normal is 1600 ISO. In addition it is advisable to use very bright lenses. Due to the big contrasts in a very illuminated area and having an area with shadows on the side. Therefore, to get the correct exposure, I set the camera in punctual measurements, in a way that I can measure exactly the point with more light for the shot. If your camera allows, I recommend to set it in manual mode. This way you can control the diaphragm and the exposure time. You will have problems if the light or person changes positions. In these cases, you can try changing the mode of the speed priority. This way you can set the shutter speed, and the camera is the one choosing the diaphragm to use. The lower shutter speed will result in, the photos becoming blurry. To try to fight this problem we can set it to burst mode and we will be increasing the chances of achieving clear photos. To not be hindered by burst mode we will have to turn off the decrease of noise, because the camera takes time processing the picture more than the exposure. One more word of advice is to shoot in RAW to be able to modify the color temperature. It is possible that the lighting of the area is equal, otherwise, there may be too many light hues. These could generate tones that may not be desirable. Commonly, the contrast has the tendency to be very high. Therefore, it is likely that some areas could be rendered unlighted, that in JPEG cannot be recovered. Once we have all the parameters correctly set, we can focus on finding the right moment to take the phot
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”.
Apart from the makeshift theaters and tents that were in the Villa for comedies and colloquial shows that were represented by comedians at parties, there wasn’t, until the late nineteenth century, a theater, as required by the already important city of San Miguel. It is in April of 1871 when the construction of the theater started under the initiative of the Principal Revenue Manager Don Juan Mañón, with the help of the Municipal Treasury, and a group of the main residents of the city. Two years later in 1873, the construction was completed with adobe walls and roof shingles, waiting for its opening, without even having thought of a name for it. A magnificent coincidence solved both issues, as it was the time when the Mexican soprano Angela Peralta surprised Mexico with her wonderful voice, being in the state of Guanajuato around those days. It was decided by neighbors who were delighted by the idea of Angela Peralta inaugurating the theater giving it her name in memory of the great event. It was decided by neighbors who were delighted by the idea of Angela Peralta inaugurating the theater giving it her name in memory of the great event. Peralta gratefully accepted and in late April went to San Miguel, she caused so much enthusiasm once she reached the city which upon reaching the step called the Cachinches, on the banks of the city, and she pulled the mules of the carriage to serve as a traction for the one that the famous Mexican Nightingale came in. She made her debut on Sunday May 11th with Rigoletto upon the neighborhood and village of San Miguel, which filled not only the theater but also the street. On the other days that she was there, Ruy Blas and the Troubadour sang, giving a final extraordinary function of opera, with Lucia Lammermor by general request. Such an elegant and intelligent host for San Miguel de Allende these remarkable and heartfelt words of Peralta, that other publics would envy: "Before leaving this cheerful and friendly city, where from its authorities to the humblest of its children have filled me with considerations; giving my last farewell to my new and dear friends, that try beyond what could be rationally expected to give me until the end to honor my memory inaugurating under my name its new and elegant theater, I want to leave proof of my special recognition, and for this I have organized a function, that in the capital of the Republic would be envious of, and that, against my habit, I dedicate each and every one of the children of San Miguel de Allende, as the kindest memory of my affection, as the purest expression of my deep gratitude. " After the opening of the new theater Angela Peralta, all associations that went to Guanajuato, also acted in San Miguel, in addition to the permanent association of fans who was formed by Don Jose Manuel de Sauto in 1880. After the opening of the new theater Angela Peralta, all associations that went to Guanajuato, also acted in San Miguel, in addition to the permanent association of fans who was formed by Don Jose Manuel de Sauto in 1880. In 1886 the first repair was made to the theater, with the cooperation of the painter and decorator Don Nicolás González Caballero, a repair that was ordered by the association of fans, which was composed of the following neighbors: Ma. Dolores Cadena, Soledad Ibiescas, Josefina Nava, Don Rafael Ortiz and Ma. Guadalupe Caballero was the first soprano, Maria Garibay, Mari and Eugenia Velez and others. As tenors Don Alberto Sautto and Fermin Olivares and the famous tenor comedian Don Jose Luz Guerrero, baritone Don Francisco Bermudez and bass Don Rafael Ortiz and Don Rafael de la Poza and conducting the orchestra Don Luis de la Canal. The political boss Don Vicente Gutiérrez conditioned the tin roof, under which the famous Esperanza Iris achieved great victories, and finally, in 1915, being political boss Don Antonio Abarca constructed the present facade, beautiful work full of harmony, simplicity and good taste, classic style, drawing the clear talent and great artistic disposition of humble master bricklayer Don Antonio de la Sierra. 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 arrived at the theater Angela Peralta, some technicians were installing parts of sound equipment and a group of extraordinary musicians, " Jazz a lo Cubano " directed by maestro Gabriel Hernandez were rehearsing for the gala that they would do dat night along with other prominent artists. Situation that we took advantage of and proposed them to continue working to have images that show the how the public achieves with great effort and dedication the high quality of its music and how intense the activity is in everyday life of the theater, where you have to make many modifications according to each event that is to be carried out.
Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988, Guanajuato is one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico. Walk the streets of its historic center and admire its incredible colonial architecture. Guanajuato is one of the most picturesque towns in Mexico. Its maze like and cobbled alleys, its small squares, the colors of their facades, its strange topography, its stairways and its lively atmosphere takes visitors to a another world. In the sixteenth century in the subsoil there was found rich veins of gold and silver. Thus, the city grew around this activity and became the most important mining center of the colony. During the War of Independence, this city played a key role, along with neighboring towns like Dolores Hidalgo. Guanajuato had become the capital of the country in the early 1858s, during the first presidency of Benito Juarez; and in the times of Porfirio Diaz some of the most notable buildings including the elegant Juarez Theater and the Legislative Palace and hydraulic infrastructure and monuments were erected. The tour begins in the Garden of Union, surrounded by restaurants and bars where you can spend an afternoon enjoying the atmosphere of the city and the delights of its gastronomy. Just in front we find the emblematic Juarez Theater, an architectural jewel of the Porfiriato with a porch inspired by Roman Doric style and columns holding muses. Inside, a living room (lobby) art nouveau style. Next to the theatre, the Temple of San Diego, with a baroque style with the image of the Virgin of Conception done in 1784, its interior has a museum. Behind the Temple at rising sight stands the monumental statue of the famous hero of the Independence of Mexico, "Pipila". At the foot of this statue is a viewpoint from where we see a magnificent view of the city of Guanajuato. Its most notable celebration, the International Cervantino Festival, attracts thousands of artists and viewers around the world every year. The Basilica of Guanajuato located in the Plaza de la Paz is a beautiful Baroque building made in 1796 which houses the Virgin of Guanajuato. In this square is the Monument of Peace and some small restaurants with a terrace where you can eat at ease. On the same street we see the Legislative Palace housing the three branches of government but currently hosts the Congress of the legislature. And along with it the Mansion of Conde Rul, one of the purest examples of neoclassical in Mexico, built for the owner of the famous Valenciana Mine. A few steps from here is the imposing University of Guanajuato, built with green quarry in neoclassical style with its steps that are already an icon of the city. A few blocks from this place is the imposing Alhóndiga de Granaditas recalls the history of independent era, with its high walls and columns in stone that now houses the Regional Museum of Guanajuato. 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 Very early one day, I went for a walk to the historical center of the beautiful state capital of Guanajuato, managing to take these images not only of iconic places of this city, but also caught daily scenes of its inhabitants... parents taking children to school, local food stalls where people buy orange juice to fresh bread and homemade traditional foods of the region... its alleys, squares, houses and buildings with saturated colors. It is truly a delight for photographers to walk the streets, where in every corner, every nook you can make beautiful compositions. One morning I will always remember.
Museo Interactivo sobre las Adicciones (MIA, “Museum of Addictions”) is an alternative that provides information about drug abuse, such as the characteristics of those drugs and their effects generated at short-term, half-term and long-term. MIA is a cultural and educative project supported by Consejo Nacional contra las Adicciones (CONADIC), located at Culiacan, Sinaloa. The museum is divided in two sections: one is about multisensory experience, where legal and illegal drugs, such as tobacco, alcohol, cocaine, pathological gambling, and the wrong use of the Internet and eating disorders, are discussed; the second section responds to the areas of knowledge and intellectual property, where raw data and specific records are provided. The main aim of both sections is to make the user acquire bases in order to amplify their capacity to make the right decisions, so the museum “is formed to raise the ability of risk perception and with this, lower drug use”. A model that some other states in Mexican Republic such as Chihuahua and Jalisco are working to emulate. Around 60,000 people visit MIA per year. These are mostly teenagers on a school trip to recreate the abstinence syndrome of an alcoholic person through a game known as “Vortex”. Vortex simulates a gateway to a tunnel which walls spin round while a person is standing in the middle, simulating the loss of balance and an imminent fall. Museo Interactivo sobre las Adicciones utilizes Vortex to exemplify and make visitants aware of alcohol abuse issues. The staff of the interactive museum applies a test for visitants at their arrival and their departure. This mechanism is known as “vote system” and according to the test scores, IMA increases the knowledge of addiction topics at 20%, raises the risk perception on alcohol use at 15%, on tobacco at 10%, on marihuana at 15% and on illegal drugs at 15%. MIA focuses not only on addictions, but also explains to the teenagers how to feed themselves healthy, promotes Mexican art and culture in its auditorium and its exhibitions room, while educates parents with information endorsed by Consejo Nacional de Adicciones, about how to identify abnormal behavior on their children and their loved ones. 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 ! 360 Virtual tour Link to Virtual Tour on the big screen... Little Planet General information MIA Institute Director: Luis Arturo Leon Tavera Office hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. at 5:00 p.m. Saturday from 10:00 a.m. at 1:00 p.m. Attendance of the Museum: Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. at 5:00 p.m. Saturday from 10:00 a.m. at 3:00 p.m. Tel. 257.99.62/86 Website: mia.culiacan.gob.mx Facebook: www.facebook.com/miateconecta Twitter: @MIAteConecta Instagram: miateconecta How the Virtual Tour was made Shooting was held on different sessions, in a way to find the best conditions for it. I have to be thankful with the support given by museum staff, they particular carry on display the various tools and material used for this noble effort for all people specially our youth.
Rebuilt twice and inaugurated three, the Angela Peralta Theater in Mazatlan is today a magnificent room that, in addition to its beautiful architecture, features the most modern advancements to present shows. Angela Peralta Castera (Mexico City July 6, 1845 - Mazatlan, August 30, 1883) was a world famous Mexican soprano singer in the nineteenth century, known as "The Mexican Mockingbird" and called in Italy "Angelica di voce e di nome ". She conquered the leading European stages before the age of 20. The first stone was laid in 1869, the last one in 1992, and in October of that same year the new "Teatro Angela Peralta" was inaugurated with "Carmen de Bizet's" opera. It was sang by the company of Fine Arts along with guest artists, except the children's choir, which was local, and the orchestra director who was Enrique Patron de Rueda from Mazatlan. 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 done The photograph of the Theatre Angela Peralta was made in two stages, the exterior by the afternoon at the blue hour, with a color of the sky which contrasts with the saturated colors that generates artificial lighting and the interior was taken the next morning. It was a wonderful experience to capture images of its beautiful architecture. I made two shots, the first with an exposure of 6 seconds and the second of 1.5 seconds and with a selection of channels and by using layers in Photoshop, I managed to have information to not “burn” the nearby areas to the reflectors. By the way, the theater lighting system drew my attention, it is splendidly handled by professional technicians.
During de celebration of the State Day of Philanthropy that is organized by the Board of Private Assistance of Sinaloa, in the Auditory Ines Arredondo, Miguel Iruegas known as “El Pelón” Taught a conference crowded by the presence of more than 700 students from 14 schools in Culiacan the conference "Young people doing Click". “If we want to transform Mexico, the first task is to transform the heart”. That is the task we should all take today, we should transform our heart. At the end of the speech, the participants visually excited applauded the speaker’s words who invited them to visit the volunteer Expo in the MIA lobby where 10 of the institutions presented the programs and activities where young people can volunteer. Private Assistance of Sinaloa The pillars No. 1976 Cerro Colinas de San Miguel C.P. 80228 Culiacan, Sinaloa 7155729 and 7156950 phones www.japsinaloa.org.mx 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 Videos How this Virtual Tour was made The enthusiasm and motivation that Miguel "El Pelón" Iruegas managed to convey to those attending this conference are clearly reflected in this Virtual Tour. The degree of complexity of spherical photography in an auditorium is greater because of the movement of people. But fortunately programs like PTGui and Autopano Pro help us to sew the photographs to achieve the equirectangular format and make corrections of nadir and zenith.