The Reichstag of Berlin is irremediably linked to the history of the city. Its construction started on 1884 by architect Paul Wallot due to the need to have a building that would shelter the Parliament of the German Empire. Completed on 1894, the building was highly acclaimed because of the glass dome and the steel that topped the roof, even taller than the actual dome, a great engineering work for that time. When the war was over, the capital of western Germany would move to Bonn, losing its use as a Parliament, even so the decision to restore the building was made. In the year of 1933, during the Nacional Socialist regime, a fire of doubtful circumstances was generated that left it in lamentable conditions, the Parliament moved, and it was no longer used for future sessions. During World War II, after successive bombings, its deterioration increased. When the war was over, the capital of western Germany would move to Bonn, losing its use as a Parliament, even so the decision to restore the building was made. Paul Baumgartner would be the one in charge of its reconstruction between 1961 and 1964. With the German reunification in 1990 eventually Berlin would again be Germany’s capital and consequently the Reichstag would become object of debate about its future. In 1992 another contest is opened for the reconstruction of the building, Sir Norman Foster was the one chosen for its execution. His project starts from four premises: the meaning of the Bundestag as a democratic forum, the commitment with public accessibility, respect for its history, and its sustainability. This way, it is evident that transparency is what evokes this project, its only access to the building is the same for politics and general public, and as a matter of fact it is possible to observe the Parliament sessions through a glass. Foster decided to respect the buildings original structure, nevertheless, its entire interior was modified and the addition of the new dome is the main point of its renovation. The original project of Foster did not include any dome, nevertheless despite being chosen as the one in charge for the reform, his project was not convincing and he had to yield to public opinion and change the design to a walkable dome that was finally approved. The steel structure and glass have a diameter of forty meters, a height of twenty-three and a half meters and a weight of eighty tons supported by twelve reinforced concrete columns. The steel structure and glass have a diameter of forty meters, a height of twenty-three and a half meters and a weight of eighty tons supported by twelve reinforced concrete columns. Its shell is composed by twenty-four steel profiles at fifteen degree intervals of fifteen degrees and covered by more than three thousand square meters of glass. Towards the top of the dome you will find an observation platform forty meters from the ground, accessible through two ramps, one to go up and the other to go down, that are located in the circular perimeter of the dome. However, the most interesting part of the dome is the inverted cone of two meters and a half that crowns the plenary hall, giving an indirect natural light. The used air is canalized from inside the funnel and expelled outside by an opening at the top of the dome. Foster’s reform meets the required functions on the environmental issue. The heating system and energy supply system is a combination of solar energy, the use of water reserves to heat or cool the building and of mechanic ventilation, this way the Reichstag is self-sufficient by 82%, it even supplies energy to other neighboring public buildings, becoming an example of sustainable architecture. Since its inauguration in 1999, the dome of Reichstag has been the symbol and reference point for Berlin and Germany, currently it is the second most visited monument in the country, the Cathedral of Colony being the first. Curiously the entire building was turned into an art installation by the artist Christo and his wife Jeanne- Claude in 1995 called Wrapped Reichstag, which consisted in wrapping the Reichstag with a giant cloth for two weeks, which attracted millions of visitors. From its superior platform, and from the roof of the Parliament itself, it is possible to have a 360° view of Berlin. The entrance is free; the only requirement to complete is an exhaustive security check-up. The entry time is at 8:00 until 22:00, we have to keep in mind that the lines to go in are usually really long, in my case more than one hour. How to get there? Taking the S-Bahn line (urban and commuter rail system, different from the metro U- Bahn line), arrive to the Brandenburg Tor station (S1 and S2) and from there take a walk of about 600 meters on the Unter den Linden avenue, passing through the Brandenburg Gate. At this point we are in front of the Tiergarten and from there it is possible to view the Reichstag. Another option to take is the U55 line that connects the train stations (Berlin Hauptbahnhof) with Brandenburg Tor and get off at the intermediate Bundestag station. 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 I took this virtual tour really early on a cold morning, when it began to dawn. As in most museums in Europe, they do not allow to take pictures in its interiors. Of course, it’s worth entering. After the going in the elevator you will receive an audio guide that will accompany you during your visit. At that time, you will find the most important element of the building, the glass dome that is directly suited beneath the Plenary Halls of the Parliament. The dome, redesigned by the architect Norman Foster for the reconstruction of the building, it aims to be a symbolic element with which it is clear that this place is the center of the Parliament democracy and, the town, from the superior part, it can be seen that all matters are brought clearly. In the interior of the dome, you can see many old photographs through which the history of the Parliament is described through its most important moments.
 
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
 
A great fire scourged the city of London in England from September 2 to September 5, 1666. The fire destroyed the center of the medieval town within the old roman wall. It threatened but did not reach the new aristocratic district of Westminster, the royal palace of Whitehall and most of the suburban settlements in London. It was one of the greatest calamities in London history. The fire destroyed 13,200 houses, 87 churches, 44 old Guild Houses, the Custom House, St. Paul Cathedra, London City Hall, the correctional palace of the medieval center and other prisons, four bridges over the rivers Thames and Fleet, as well as three city gates. It was one of the greatest calamities in London history. The fire destroyed 13,200 houses, 87 churches, 44 old Guild Houses, the Custom House, St. Paul Cathedra, London City Hall, the correctional palace of the medieval center and other prisons, four bridges over the rivers Thames and Fleet, as well as three city gates. It left about eighty thousand people homeless, a sixth part of the inhabitants of the town at the time. The amount of deaths caused by the fire remains unknown, and it was thought that it had been small because only a few of them had been registered. This reasoning has been recently challenged by considering that the death of the poor and the middle class were not registered, and that the heat could have incinerated many victims beyond the point of recognition. The fire started in the early morning of September 2, 1666. It started at Thomas Farriner’s bakery in Pudding Lane, shortly after midnight on Sunday, and propagated rapidly. The use of the main firefighting technique of the time, the creation of firewalls through demolition, was delayed due to indecision from the Mayor of London, Sir Thomas Bloodworth. By the time, the large scale demolitions were ordered on Sunday night, the wind had already turned the house fire into an igneous storm that overcame such attempts to quell it. On Monday, the fire advanced north, towards the heart of the city. In the streets, riots began to form because of the rumors that said that foreigners had lit the original fire. Suspicions were aimed towards the Frenchmen and the Dutchmen, enemies of England in the then ongoing Second English-Dutch War. These groups of migrants were victims of street violence and lynching. On Tuesday, the fire extended by most of the town, destroying the gothic St. Paul Cathedral and crossing the Fleet river to threaten Charles II’s Royal Court in Whitehall, while the coordinated efforts in the fight against the fire took simultaneous action. The battle to quell the fire is considered to have been won because of two factors: the strong east wind stopped, and the garrison from London Tower used gunpowder to create effective firewalls to stop the additional extension of the fire to the east. The social and economic issues created by this disaster were overwhelming. The king encouraged evacuating the city and settling in other places, because he feared a rebellion in London amongst the homeless refugees. Despite the numerous radical proposals, London was rebuilt essentially in the same plane of the old streets used before the Fire. The Monument to the Great London Fire is a Doric column that stands 200 feet tall and can be found in London City, near London Bridge. It lies in the intersection of Monument Street and Fish Street Hills, 200 feet from where the Great London Fire started in 1666. The Monument to the Great London Fire is a Doric column that stands 200 feet tall and can be found in London City, near London Bridge. It lies in the intersection of Monument Street and Fish Street Hills, 200 feet from where the Great London Fire started in 1666. Another monument, the Pye Corner’s Golden Man, marks the place where the fire ended. The monument consists of a large Doric column built on Portland stone and crowned by a golden urn in the shape of a fire; it was designed by Christopher Wren and Robert Hooke. The west side of the base of the monument shows an emblematic sculpture by Caius Gabriel Cibber, with high and low reliefs that represent the destruction of the City; with King Charles II and his brother Jacob, Duke of York, surrounded by Freedom, Architecture and Science, giving instructions for the rebuilding of the city. Its 200 feet mark the distance from the monument to Thomas Farynor, the King’s Bakery in Pudding Lane, where the fire started. At the time of building (between 1671 and 1677), it was the world’s tallest independent column. It is possible to reach the top of the monument by climbing a narrow spiral staircase, of 311 steps. Halfway through the XIX century, bars were added to the top of the monument to keep people from jumping off it, after six people committed suicide from 1788 to 1842. Three of the sides of the monument’s base have inscriptions in Latin. The south side describes the actions undertaken by Charles II after the fire. The east side describes how the monument was built and who was the Mayor. The north side describes how the fire started, the damages it caused and how it was extinguished. The first Rebuilding Act, approved in 1669, stipulates that “the best way to preserve the memory of this terrible happenstance” was for a bronze or stone column to be created in Fish Street Hill, in or near the Farryner bakery, where the fire started. Wren was asked, as the General Supervisor of the King’s Works, to propose a design. It was not until 1671, when the City Council approved of said design, and six more years passed until the 200 feet column was finished. 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 ! 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The Saint Paul’s Cathedral is the most important church for the London people. The Westminster Abbey was always the church of the monarchy and the aristocracy while St. Paul was the church of the people. In this Cathedral events of national importance have been held, such as the funerals of the two greatest military heroes of the country, Duke of Wellington and Admiral Nelson, as well as the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill, and also the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. With a height of 110 meters, the Cathedral of St. Paul is the second largest Cathedral in the world, just behind the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome. This Cathedral is a masterpiece of Christopher Wren. With a height of 110 meters, the Cathedral of St. Paul is the second largest cathedral in the world, just behind the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome. This Cathedral is a masterpiece of Christopher Wren. Architecturally this Cathedral is one of the most admired buildings in the United Kingdom. There is an access to the main floor with all its monuments, to the crypt where are the tombs of Nelson, Wellington and the father of penicillin (Alexander Fleming) among other great people of the country. You can also go up to the dome (one of the largest in the world) and from its external viewpoint, you can enjoy one of the best views of London, after climbing more than 500 steps. The entrance also includes an interactive audio guide with very good explanations of the different areas and areas of the cathedral available in 12 different languages, including Spanish. Religious buildings have occupied the site where the Saint Paul Cathedral is located since time immemorial, ever since it was the place chosen to place a dolmen and later a Greek temple. The temple was replaced by the oldest church in England, built in 604. A.C. The cathedral, built of wood, was one of the many buildings affected by the fire of 1666 and had to be rebuilt on different occasions until it became the impressive current building, erected between 1676 and 1710. The cathedral, built of wood, was one of the many buildings affected by the fire of 1666 and had to be rebuilt on different occasions until it became the impressive current building, erected between 1676 and 1710. he Cathedral of Saint Paul is a huge temple with a cross-shaped floor plan that presents a striking decoration, especially in the beautiful ceilings decorated with frescoes. Probably the main attraction of the cathedral is its great dome, composed of three circular galleries. After a climb of 257 steps, you reach the first of them, the Gallery of the Whispers, located 30 meters high. It is a place with incredible acoustics in which you can hear even the slightest sound produced at the opposite end of the dome. After climbing 376 more steps, you reach the Stone Gallery, which offers pleasant views from the outside of the dome, although those of the Golden Gallery surpass these, located 85 meters high. The insides of the Saint Paul Cathedral are perforated forming a large crypt in which some fragments of the previous temples and different monuments and memorials are preserved, as well as the remains of some great British characters such as Nelson, Wellington or Churchill. 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.
 
The City Hall of El Fuerte is the most beautiful at the northwest of Mexico. It has neoclassical style architecture, built almost entirely of bricks and mix. The magic town of El Fuerte is visited by hundreds of tourists from all over the world throughout the year. The Plaza de Armas (or Barracks Square), the Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the archeological site of Cerro de la Máscara (or Mask Hill), are some of the most visited places. Throughout the city, there are restaurants and hotels offering first class services. One of the prettiest and with more tradition is Hotel Posada del Hidalgo The construction of the Municipal Palace, an architectural gem, is owed to the Prefect Don Rafael J. Almada and to the Municipal President Don Francisco M. Torres who, with a very clear vision of the future for the region, took very firm steps requesting to the architect Luis F. Molina, as well as already had a wide reputation for his constructions in Culiacan. To design the blueprints; however, they were not approved by Don Rafael, who called the architect Francisco Salido, because he was a person of his trust and knew him since Alamos, Sonora, where he had developed several works of remarkable beauty, hiring a Don Manuel M. Castañeda too, who would be the Master Builder, of vast experience. From the acquisition of the land until the completion of the magnificent construction, it spanned from 1903 to 1907. Along with the construction of the Municipal Palace of El Fuerte, the Plaza de Armas, or Garden, that was also a part of the project, embellished. A kiosk was installed and, on the first century of the birth of Don Benito Juarez, his bust was placed on March 21st, 1906, with a cost of $6,000.00 pesos, the bronze bust was cast in Mazatlan. The construction of the Municipal Palace, an architectural gem, is owed to the Prefect Don Rafael J. Almada and to the Municipal President Don Francisco M. Torres who, with a very clear vision of the future for the region Moreover, the regal palace has been actor and witness to great events since its construction, beginning its functions at the end of the Porfirian regime and sheltering maderistas and constitutionalist revolutionaries. In December 1909, poet and writer Enrique Gonzalez Martinez, arrived to the palace to serve as Prefect, the most prominent and brilliant authority El Fuerte has ever had throughout history. However, it also had the privilege to have Don Emiliano Celso Garcia, who was a Deputy of the Constituent Congress, as well as a poet and journalist, as municipal president. Nevertheless, the palace, apart from suffering the clashes of the revolution, after the revolt and once the country into to a peace process. The 400 anniversary of the city’s foundation celebrated in large, organizing expositions, concerts, among other cultural activities. As the interior of the Municipal Palace is very big, a basketball court was built because this sport had a great boom and reached a high level standing out at national level. It was the golden era of basketball in El Fuerte, and the palace enjoyed the triumph of the fuertenses, its inhabitants. The governor of Sinaloa from 1945 to 1950, General Pablo Macia Valenzuela, a native of El Fuerte, transferred the powers of the state to render a government report in the Municipal Palace of El Fuerte. In addition, this building also received Presidents of the Republic who admired its architectural beauty. The governor of Sinaloa from 1945 to 1950, General Pablo Macia Valenzuela, a native of El Fuerte, transferred the powers of the state to render a government report in the Municipal Palace of El Fuerte. In addition, this building also received Presidents of the Republic who admired its architectural beauty. In its offices and inner space, the town has expressed its different opinions of what happens there, it has heard reports and has fueled its hopes every swearing of new administrations, however, it has also enjoyed of great artistic expressions of all type of arts that the same town organizes or by support of the state and the federation. In its walls, the extraordinary voice of the soprano Gilda Cruz Romo, symphonic orchestras or groups of medieval, rock, or modern music, beauty pageants, marching bands, and color guards, can be heard it. This palace does not remain quiet by only being the center of municipal administration. No. Its function is diverse, and this constant activity has made it a true symbol and pride of the inhabitants of El Fuerte and Sinaloa; and it was one of the key works in order to be granted the appointment of Magic Town in July 2009. Oh! However, there was not a lack of romanticism; there was a time when, in the central courtyard, great balls were organized during the November Fair. There, courtships, marriages, disagreements and disappointments were set up; treasons were plotted, escapes… And love commitments or healthy friendships were sealed. That is why, elderly people can still be observed, upon entering the palace, they stop pensively and smile or sadden when they see the fountain at the quarry arcade. The Palace is not only a pretty building to admire, it is something else: it has life of its own and it is a part of ours; by heart, it has a large mural painted by Manuel Ayala, a native from El Fuerte, where he summarizes the history of the municipality by brush and very illustrative scenes. In addition, in case something livelier was missing, a platoon of swallows chose it as their permanent barracks; they fulfill their migratory mission and return promptly to their favorite Palace. It was built with bricks because it is the union of the elements of nature: earth, vegetal, water and fire, and, the creative and transforming hand of men! The Municipal Palace of El Fuerte is a creation worthy of our cultural heritage, and the state and our country. . 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 With aerial spherical photography, we can achieve spectacular images and different perspectives, but it often poses certain stitching technical difficulties. When we make 360º images with close elements, we have to take into account perspective and point of view. After taking the aerial shots, it was difficult to do the stitching in PTGui. This happens when we take photographs changing the point of view between photo and photo. This modifies the point of view and, therefore, the perspective of the photograph. Although, when photographing landscapes from afar and without elements in the frame that are at a short or medium distance, there will not be a problem in most cases, but we will find them when we do spherical photographs with shorter distances and with elements in the foreground. In order to take a shot correctly, we should use a tripod and a panoramic rotator, and calculate the point of nonparallel, better known as nodal point, to know in what point on space our equipment should swing. For images from the building’s interior at the Town Call, I made three shots in bracketing with two steps of difference and later, through luminary masks, I got the proper exposure.
 
The Humboldt University of Berlin (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, in German) is one of the oldest universities in Berlin. It was founded in 1810 as University of Berlin by the educational reformer Wilhelm von Humboldt, whose university model has greatly influenced other universities. Since 1828, it was known as the William Frederick University, and later it was also known as The Unter den Linden Universität after its location. Since 1828, it was known as the William Frederick University, and later it was also known as The Unter den Linden Universität after its location. In 1949, it changed its name to Humboldt-Universität in honor of both its founder William as well as his brother, the geographer Alexander von Humboldt. In 2012, the Humboldt University of Berlin was one of the top eleven German universities to win the German Universities of Excellence Initiative, a national competition for universities organized by the German Federal Government. History The first semester at the newly founded University of Berlin was produced in 1810 with the Faculties of Law, Medicine, Theology and Philosophy. The first semester at the newly founded University of Berlin was produced in 1810 with the Faculties of Law, Medicine, Theology and Philosophy. The University has been the home of many of greatest German thinkers of the last two centuries, amongst them the idealist philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte, the theologian Friedrich Schleiermacher, the idealist philosopher GWF Hegel, the romantic legal theorist Friedrich Carl von Savigny, the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, the philosopher Friedrich Schelling, the cultural critic Walter Benjamin, and the famous physicists Albert Einstein and Max Planck. The founders of the Marxist theory Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, attended this university, as did the poet Heinrich Heine, the novelist Alfred Döblin, the founder of structuralism Ferdinand de Saussure, the German unifier Otto von Bismarck, the founder of the Communist Party of Germany Karl Liebknecht, Pan African American Web Du Bois, and the European unifier Robert Schuman, as well as the influential surgeon Johann Friedrich Dieffenbach in the first half of the 1800s. The university is the home of 29 Nobel Prize winners. The structure of German intensive research universities, like Humboldt, served as a model for institutions such as the John Hopkins University. In addition, it has been affirmed that “the University of the Humboldt” became a model for the rest of Europe. 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 I like to plan my photography trips to have the opportunity to visit more sites of interest to the places I visit. I even send e-mails to the offices of attention to visitors of museums, temples, historic sites, etc.; with information on our website www.sinaloa360.com and our different social media links. In order for them to know our work, as well as to request authorization to take photographs. The apps that I recommend to keep our information well organized are: Google Maps, where you can find all the places you are interested in visiting, PhotoPills, to know exactly at what time we will have the “blue hour” and the “golden hour” both in the morning and the afternoon; and lastly Evernote, which allows me to have absolutely all the information I need. They are really wonderful tools that make easier the activity that photographers love the most: take photographs.
 
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.
 
Cultura Center UAS (CASA DE CULTURA UAS) - FLAUTAS AND CARACOL Today is the 37th University Celebration of Day of the Dead. The Autonomous University of Sinaloa Cultura Center  prepares to receive its artists and companions who have already passed us along the way. Everything is ready to share with them in a festive way and for this purpose we have placed a path of candles to lighten the darkness in an emblem of light. Everything is ready to share with them in a festive way and for this purpose we have placed a path of candles to lighten the darkness in an emblem of light (representing the element fire / permanent life in the two planes), the herbs in the anafres emanan it’s aroma that purifies the place, the prayers are allowed to be heard in their slow litanies to receive them with the utmost respect. They are our artists, our teachers, friends and companions, the souls that come and settle with every decorum on your altar that is ready with your bread, flowers, cross, salt, food (earth element). LA CASA DE LA CULTURA is filled with flowers and candles to celebrate with our artists the mystery of life and the bridge to the region of the dead, there is water, to drink, water to clean. The wind makes presence and frolics with the flags of paper cut that adorn each Altar symbolizing the air, this is the fourth element of eternal life. The wind makes presence and frolics with the flags of paper cut that adorn each Altar symbolizing the air, this is the fourth element of eternal life. Crosses of earth, sawdust of salt, which mark the four paths that lead you to the essence of life or withdraw you from spirituality, depending on the direction you take. Two chains are majestic, one of yellow and red and another of violet and orange as souvenir, tradition and cultures, emphasizing the link between life and death and the second emblems of the fusion of two antagonistic cultures. The party continues in a night of vigil where the nourishment of our soul merges with the rejoicing of hospitality, share our bread of the dead which is a symbol of the living body and of our harvest, which we offer to those who visit us today; Living or dead. The four elements are in the Altar and Offering. Water-fire-earth and air and these are the bridges that give us harmony with the three planes; the heaven-earth-underworld, and also allows us to interweave memories, joys and teachings. This is a university tradition and is a living tradition, with 37 uninterrupted years of color, light and memories. Altar and offering dedicated to Sinaloan artists. Director and creative of the project: Jorge Luis Hurtado Reyes. Attendees: Juan De Dios Pérez Arellano, Jorge Luis Hurtado García, Javier Hurtado García, Emma Quetzalli Hurtado García, J. Jesús Alvarez Morán, José Refugio Alvarez Morán, Ines Salazar Pérez, Maricruz Wbianco-Ix-Chel Nevares This is a university tradition and is a living tradition, with 37 uninterrupted years of color, light and memories. Altar and offering dedicated to Sinaloan artists. Colaboradores:  Servicio social de bachilleres de la UAS. Altar dedicated to: Jesus Mendoza Sánchez, work done by the participant artist Luis Alfredo Güicho Gastelum Rosa María Peraza Castellanos, work done by the participant artist Gerardo Meza Buelna Miguel Tamayo Espinoza, work done by the participant artist Feliciano Hurtado Pedro Carreón Zazueta, work done by the participant artist Etelvina Angulo Garibay Oscar Liera, work done by the participant artist Héctor Díaz Vázquez Socorro Astol, work realized by the participant artist Jaime Lemus Norma Millán, work done by the participant artist Emilio Robledo Trujillo Margarita de Corona, work done by the participating artist Lizbeth Camacho Manuel Flores, work done by the participant artist Boris Arteaga Ruben Benitez, work done by the participant artist Heriberto López Roberto Bernal, work done by the participant artist Julio Calderón Itzel Navidad, work done by the participant artist Oskar Marhino Rocha Martin Almaral, work done by the participant artist Luis Landeros Cano Federico Loya Lafarga, work done by the participating artists Dolores Lugo and Benjamín Plata Juan Eulogio Guerra Aguiluz, work done by the participant artists Feliciano Hurtado, Luis Alfredo Güicho and José Alberto Gómez Pedro Calderón Castro, work done by the participant artist Benjamín Plata Antonio García, work done by the participant artist Emilia Calderón Arbol de la Vida, work by Olga Franco Catrina, artwork by Carolina Limón 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 Photo How this Virtual Tour was made I personally like cloudy days to make photography, on the one hand the shadows are very soft because the clouds work as a giant diffuser and also because they get very beautiful colors, in addition to the clouds are seen spectacular the drawback of aerial photography with drone is that since there is a lot of wind it’s a little more complicated to sew the images in PTGui, which in this case were 27. The pictures of the interior I carried out in the "blue hour" in the morning to be able to have a nice picture on the windows and door. The altars and offerings made a great color stand out in this virtual tour. We want to do with this work a tribute to all the artists who have already passed away and have left us a great cultural legacy, R.I.P.
 
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.
 
The Prague Palace is the most important national, cultural and historical monument, symbol of more than a thousand years of development from the Czech State. It's a monumental set of places, fortifications and religious buildings that reflect all architectural styles. It’s been the residence of the princes, kings and emperors of Bohemia also residence of presidents from the constitution of the republic in 1918. In 1962 the Prague Palace with its archaeological finds was declared a national cultural heritage. In 1962 the Prague Palace with its archaeological finds was declared a national cultural heritage. The origins of the Prague Palace are linked to Bořivoj, the first prince Premyslida historically documented. In the 80s of the ninth century Bořivoj moved his residence to a promontory on the Vltava. The first palace built for princes were made of wood. The first stone building and the oldest Christian Sanctuary was the Church of Our Lady. The church of Bořivoj was shortly afterwards remodeled by Prince Spytihněv I who was buried in it in 915. The second church in the area of ​​the Castle was the Basilica of St. George, founded by Prince Vratislav I. In the 20s of the tenth century, Prince Wenceslaus ordered the construction of a third temple within walking distance of the basilica - the San Vito roundabout. Remodeled in the 11th century by Prince Spytihněv II in a monumental basilica. In the year 973, when the bishopric of Prague was established, the Prague Castle was also the residence of the Bishop of Prague. From this time, dates the first convent in Bohemia, established next to the Basilica of St. George. In the 10th century the Castle occupied an area of ​​around 6 hectares. In the Romanesque period the old fortress town was changed into a sturdy medieval castle. In 1135 Soběslav I built a stone palace for the princes and new stone fortifications reinforced with several towers. The Gothic period impacted on the appearance of the Prague Castle, first of all by Charles IV (1346 - 1378) who got the Pope to raise the bishopric of Prague to archbishopric. The Gothic period impacted on the appearance of the Prague Castle, first of all by Charles IV (1346 - 1378) who got the Pope to raise the bishopric of Prague to archbishopric. In the time of Charles IV, the castle became an imperial residence for the first time. Carlos IV reinforced the Castle and remodeled the Royal Palace with the Chapel of All Saints. He had the roofs of the towers covered with gilded metal plates that gave rise to the phrase Prague Golden City. From 1382 the Bohemian monarchs stopped living in Prague Castle for over one hundred years. The royal court was moved to the area of ​​the Municipal House and returned to Prague Castle in 1483. The monarch ordered reconstruction of the Castle of Prague in gothic style directed by Benedikt Ried. He built the impressive Vladislav Hall, with which the first Renaissance features are introduced in Prague. In its time the Gothic style began to give way to the new architectural style, the Renaissance. The impact of Italian art was most evident in Prague under the reign of Ferdinand I of Habsburg. At that time the medieval castle was transformed into a comfortable Renaissance palace with gardens. In the Royal Garden on the north side emerged the typical Italian architecture of the Royal Summer Palace. The fire of 1541 that affected the buildings of the Castle motivated the construction activities. As part of the renovation, both residential spaces and religious buildings were remodeled. In those days of the first Habsburgs, the first noble palaces appeared in the Castle area. The stables for the buildings were built on the northwest side. During the kingdom of Rodolfo II (1576 - 1611) the Renaissance and Mannerist reconstruction of the Castle culminated, which became for the second time an imperial center and above all a cultural and scientific center from Europe. During the kingdom of Rodolfo II (1576 - 1611) the Renaissance and Mannerist reconstruction of the Castle culminated, which became for the second time an imperial center and above all a cultural and scientific center of Europe. New buildings were built in the Second Courtyard to house Rodolfo's collections - the Salón Nuevo (now the Salón Español) and the Galería Rodolfo. The northwest and southwest sides of the castle were connected by a side where the famous Kunstkammer and other spaces for the collecting activities of Rodolfo were located, who also built new stables for his precious purebred Spanish horses. In that time , the base of the Callejón de Oro was placed. The Powder Tower on the Jelení příkop moat is mentioned as the place where the laboratories of Rodolfo's alchemists were located. The castle suffered serious damage once it was taken and plundered by the Saxon army in 1631 and by the Swedes in 1648. After the Thirty Years' War the Habsburgs did not show much interest in the royal residence. Only between 1755 and 1775 did Maria Teresa commission an extensive reconstruction of Prague Castle, making it a representative palatial complex. The imposing construction work was caused by the damages that the Castle suffered due to intense bombings during the wars at the beginning of his kingdom. The renovation was designed by the Viennese architect Nicolo Pacassi, who also designed the First Patio with its monumental entrance door. The Chapel of the Holy Cross in the Second Courtyard and other buildings, for example the Chapter of Noble Ladies, also date from the time of the Teresian reconstruction. Pacassi endowed the south wing of the Castle with the unified and majestic facade of a representative building in late Baroque style. His projects influenced by Viennese Rococo and French classicism were made by the builders Anselmo Lurago, Antonín Kunz and Antonín Haffenecker. The nineteenth century was a period of neglect. After the reforms of Joseph II many of the buildings of the Castle were used by the army. Some buildings were remodeled due to the stay of Fernando I the Good in the 60s. It began with the reconstruction and under the direction of the architect Josef Mocker finalized the works of the Cathedral of San Vito in 1929. Between 1920 and 1935, the castle was restored as residence for the Czechoslovak president, by the Slovenian architect Josip Plecnik. Between 1920 and 1935, the castle was restored as residence for the Czechoslovak president, by the Slovenian architect Josip Plecnik. Its modifications affected the gardens south of the Castle and the Fourth Courtyard with the Baluarte Garden. Plecnik created the Hall of Columns and the private areas of the presidential apartment, including the so-called Masaryk Office. After the Second World War, Otto Rothmayer finished some interior spaces of the Castle with a level of quality of similar design. In 1936 Pavel Janák was appointed the architect of Prague Castle, followed by Jaroslav Fragner in 1956. After 1989 many areas of the Castle were open to the public. In the times of President Václav Havel several modifications were made inside the Castle. The passage through the fence of the Puente de la Pólvora (architect Josef Pleskot) was awarded with an important architectural prize. The modern greenhouse designed by the world-renowned architect Eva Jiricná is also of great interest. The Plaza San Jorge was remodeled and repaved. In collaboration with experts from the Getty Institute, the mosaic of the Last Judgment was also restored. From 1990 the Prague Castle is illuminated every day from dusk to midnight. The lighting goes back to the year 1928 when the first lamps were installed to mark the tenth anniversary of the constitution of the republic. A decorative lighting was inaugurated at the end of the 60’s but it worked only in important dates of the republic. 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 Hacienda of Our Lady of Sorrows, now Casa Peiro Cultural Center of the Sinaloa Institute of Culture, in Pericos, Mocorito, Sinaloa, was founded in the second half of the 18th century by Don Francisco Peyró Grammon, a Spanish immigrant; a visionary man who chose the site for its establishment in the middle of a very fertile valley surrounded by streams, which today we know as the Evora region in the central part of the state of Sinaloa and a short distance from the ocean on the coast of the Golf of California; since then, it is a strategic point for the passenger and cargo traffic in the region. Don Francisco inherited a good amount of money to Doña Josefa Perez, his first wife, who upon her death, in the year 1795, ordered in her will for a chapel to be built in the vicinity so her remains could rest there. Don Francisco inherited a good amount of money to Doña Josefa Perez, his first wife, who upon her death, in the year 1795, ordered in her will for a chapel to be built in the vicinity so her remains could rest there. The Chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows, located to the side of the main building, was completed in 1802, there, under the altar, is the crypt of Doña Josefa; currently it is the church of the village of Pericos, Mocorito. The Hacienda’s principal line of business were agriculture and livestock; in the late 19th century, an industry was created for the production of Aguardiente Mezcal, which carried the brand “El Periqueño”, a product that was known in Europe and the United States for its high quality. A fiber processed from the grown leaves in the pineapple of agaves, from which the mezcal was extracted, was also produced. Another of its main activities was the exploration and commercialization, at national and international level, of wood from a tree known as “palo brazil” (caesalpina echinata), abundant on the region, from which the red dye used on the tannery industry is obtained. The Estero del Tule (or Tule’s Rivermouth), followed by the port of Altata –costal trade- were the boarding points for the transportation of wood by sea to the national and international markets. The Los Cuates mine, in the proximity of the Badiraguato mountain range, producer of gold and silver, was also part of the thriving activities that took place in the Hacienda. From the last third of the 19th Century and from the first decades of the last century, the state, little by little, has gradually transformed into an agricultural and industrial emporium, first, under the administration of the brothers Inés León and Estanislao Peiro Castro, descendants (grandchildren) of the founder Don Francisco Peyró; entrepreneurial men that were very well connected in political and business media, throughout the prolonged term of the governor Francisco Cañedo; and then under Don José Inés Peiro Orrantia, Don Francisco’s great-grandchild, who gave a new organizational turn to the business creating the company “Peiro Hermanos”. Don José Inés was the protagonist of the great industrial boom of the state from the production henequen-based fibers whose export market increased before and after of World War I, becoming a flourishing henequen fiber producer and exporter. The henequen strains were brought by Peiro from Yucatan, thanks to his influence with the Porfirista elite, something almost impossible to achieve at that time. It was planted in large areas and a modern henequen fiber processing plant was installed. Industrial modernization brought to Pericos electricity, the railroad, the automobile, the telephone, the cinema, the town got to know ice, the first Bank of the Northwest was founded here. Industrial modernization brought to Pericos electricity, the railroad, the automobile, the telephone, the cinema, the town got to know ice, the first Bank of the Northwest was founded here; in short, all kind of satisfiers and services for the improvement and well- being of this thriving population, one of the most important development centers, at that time, in Mexico. Given the wealth that was produced by this emporium, their owners knew how to circumvent the revolutionary movement by adapting to new circumstances; what soon attracted attention, once the armed movement ended, of presidents of the Republic that took it as a model of regional development. General Alvaro Obregon tried to associate with the Peiro family to produce fibers and take the henequen cultivation to Sonora. On more than one occasion president Obregon stayed in the Mansion of Pericos, as well as many other important political and business figures. Don Rafael Canale Peiro, writer and a family member, tells that “...the state of Pericos wasn’t like those of the south, that is to say, with great extensions of land surrounded by a fence inside, within which were the employer’s house and a lot of the houses of the masons... No, Pericos was a model state, there was no fence, the owner’s house was in the center of the village and the workers’ houses were scattered all over the field that occupied the state... which ended as everything ends and today only the good memories of the state remain; there still stand the paternal house, the church, as well as a factory chimney acting as a mute sentinel that reminds us that there existed a henequen industrial emporium.” Nowadays, the old state where the Hacienda was born, is a symbol for the Periqueños; this is how one of the most prominent descendants, Don José Inés Perio Urrolagoitia, expresses about it: “because it means -he says- that part of its historic roots and traditions that were developed for a bit over two centuries. It is an icon of identity for the impact that the Peiro family had in the growth of the region. From the old Hacienda of Our Lady of Sorrows, then Hacienda of Pericos, only remains the lordly building of austere architectural style and the chapel that functions as the parish of the town. At the beginnings of the new millennium (21st century) the old mansion, due to its characteristics of a patrimonial building worthy of being rescued, was unfortunately abandoned, semi destroyed and about to be demolished. The College of Bachelors (COBAES) which eventually used it for its art festivals –pastoral scenery- proposed its rescue, first to the Peiro family and then to the State Government, which, together with the Mocorito City Council, resolved to initiate a rescue and rehabilitation project, preserving its architectural style and characteristics, process that lasted almost six years until it was put into use, establishing the Cultural Center “Casa Peiro” in charge of the then DIFOCUR, now the Sinaloa Institute of Culture. In 2006, symbolically, the State Government delivered to the “periqueños” a magnificent patrimonial building that represents its history as a bearer of tangible and intangible signs that today confer cultural identity to the people of Pericos; with the entrustment that they preserve it with pride and to be used for the benefit of the children and youth bringing them closer to culture and the different expressions of the fine arts. 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 software that I normally use to do the stitching of my photos is PTGui. In addition to allowing the creation of panoramic images, it also allows to create 360° cylindrical panoramic pictures and even 360x180 degrees spherical ones. This way, you can join, besides the plain panoramic ones, rotating and even inclined images. PTGui is so powerful that it can create panoramic photographs loading hundreds of high resolution images (Gigapixels) without losing clarity or definition. It also has a masking tool that allows the total control of the panoramic photography’s final result. It also supports HDR images. You can download the free trial which includes a lot of the features offered by the software. If you want to acquire the personal licenses you must have an account, which it is not cheap, you can find the basic version from 79€ and the Pro version from 149€. PTGui also offers the creation of a panoramic image in 3 steps. Loading images, auto aligning and exporting the final picture. What we can have, in the second step, is access to the Panorama editor, where we will have the possibility to make all the changes and adjustments that the program offers, including the masking tool for a millimetric alteration of your panoramic image.
 
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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The MUSAM (Archaeological Museum of Mazatlán) originated in the convocation launched by the famous mazatleco Jose C. Valadez who wanted to form a museum of Mazatlán and for Mazatlán. The initiative was taken by his descendant Miguel Valadez who considerably expanded the collection and from his trench as Official Chronicler of the city convinced the authorities of Mazatlán to make the dream of his illustrious ancestor become true. His call did not echo; however, the initiative was taken by his descendant Miguel Valadez who considerably expanded the collection and from his trench as Official Chronicler of the city convinced the authorities of Mazatlán to make the dream of his illustrious ancestor become true. It was finally in 1989 (although on the commemorative plaque inside the museum it is reported that it was on June 29, 1984) and on November 8, 2001, it was entrusted with its custody to INAH. The museum has large Archaeological representive collection pieces of the process that occurred in southern Sinaloa in pre-Hispanic times. Being the "Pectoral Teacapán" the most recent adhesion to the collection. The museum has large Archaeological representive collection pieces of the process that occurred in southern Sinaloa in pre-Hispanic times. Being the "Pectoral Teacapán" the most recent adhesion to the collection. The information contained in the museum's rooms is a product of archaeological research that has been carried out in conjunction with information from the work of Isabel Kelly in 1932 and Stuart Scott between 1967 and 1973, that allowed the presentation of a proposal for the development of the human group that inhabited the south of Sinaloa from its early stages of occupation at the dawn of our era until the Spanish conquest in 1531, and even the recognition of the survival of certain pre-Hispanic traditions in modern Sinaloa. The enclosure is divided into four permanent exhibition halls, As well as a large room for temporary exhibitions, where cultural and academic events are held, such as lectures, book presentations, reading rooms, among others. The INAH through MUSAM, treasures at home, the cultural heritage of our land for present and future generations. Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays from 09:00 to 18:00 hours Admission: $ 40.00 Free admission: Children under 12 years old, students and teachers with credential Senior citizens over 60 years. (Only for Mexicans) 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 Gallery Photo How this Virtual Tour was made
 
Visit the Royal Palace of Dresden to observe the Parade of the Princes(Fürstenzug); one of the longest and most symbolic works of art of the city. The Fuerstenzug (or the "Parade of the Princes") is a 102 meter (335 ft.) long mural composed of approximately 25,000 individual mosaics that holds the record for being the world's longest porcelain works of art. This enormous mural decorates an entire wall of the old royal palace and is considered the most important of its kind in Germany. The Fuerstenzug (or the "Parade of the Princes") is a 102 meter (335 ft.) long mural composed of approximately 25,000 individual mosaics that holds the record for being the world's longest porcelain works of art. When visiting the Fuerstenzug and seeing the detail and the measures that have been taken to conserve it, we discover the history of the Saxon royalty that is shown on the mural. The Fuerstenzug is located on the outer wall of the old stables of the palace, so you could see it without entering the palace. As you walk along the cobblestone floor of the Fuerstenzug (Augustusstrasse) the size of the mural can be appreciated. Although a mural on the wall of the stables already existed long before, it wasn’t until the end of the 19th century that WilhelmWalther was appointed to paint a representation of Saxony’s 35 rulers. You can find a self-portrait of the artist at the end of the parade. Walther included himself as the last of the 93 people whoappears on the mural. The mural managed to survive the destruction suffered by a large part of the city during the bombing of Dresden in 1945, and today is one of the city’s main landmarks to visit. Due to the rapid deterioration which the mural suffered by the end of the century, porcelain mosaics were placed instead of painting it to make sure that the image was preserved. The mural managed to survive the destruction suffered by a large part of the city during the bombing of Dresden in 1945, and today is one of the city’s main landmarks to visit. After seeing the entire mural, you may enter the royal palace to discover more historical works of art. Since its reconstruction at the end of World War II, the palace has become the Palace of Art and Science, and holds a large collection of coins, weapons, and paintings. You may visit the Fuerstenzug every day, and there is no fee to see the mural. To enjoy the best views of the mural, visit this landmark during the day. It is better to arrive by tram or truck to this historic site, since it is difficult to find parking on the street during these busy hours. 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 done To develop all my photographic reels from the most basic to the most advanced I only use Adobe Lightroom. This tool is very powerful and allows me to make all kinds of adjustments on my RAW files squeezing as much information as possible, recovering lights that seemed lost or raisingshadows when there seemed to be no information. With Lightroom you can adjust, but you cannot touch up a photograph like you can with Photoshop. It is true that you can alter reality, but you cannot add, remove, or transform elements. You can also adjust by zones thanks to its brushes and graduated and radial filters.
 
As part of the decoration of the Streets of Berlin, among the streets exists one of the most representative monuments of the city, that is known as the Victory Column (known as the Siegessaule, in German) The decoration with four sections of bronze shows the three wars and the victory march of Berlin’s troops, creation of Moritz Schulz, Karl Keil, Alexander Calandrelli and Albert Wolff. The column started to be built to commemorate the victory of Prussia in the alliance with the Austria Empire against Denmark in the war of the Danish-Prussian war in the year 1864. The column started to be built to commemorate the victory of Prussia in the alliance with the Austria Empire against Denmark in the war of the Danish-Prussian war in the year 1864. After the construction was finished it inaugurated in 1874, Prussia had obtained new victories in the war after seven weeks against the Austria Empire in 1866 and the Franco-Prussian war against Napoleon ́s III Empire. This way the column had to commemorate these two victories as well. At the beginning it was erected in front of Reichstag building (German Parliament), in the middle of the Konigsplatz (that now is the plaza of the Republic), the Column was moved into its original location. During the Nazi Germany following the original preliminary for the remodeling of Berlin, kept standing up the final of the battle of Berlin in the Second World War frame. At the end of the conflict France wanted to blow up the monument, but couldn’t because of the Anglo-American ban. Never the less, France did remove the section where their defeat was reflected. Berlin Victory Column has 69 meters that rise on plenary Tiergarten right in a circle where 5 of the main German capital avenues are united. Berlin Victory Column has 69 meters that rise on plenary Tiergarten right in a circle where 5 of the main German capital avenues are united. The column has four solid sandstone blocks, three of which are decorated with barrels and cannons capturing enemies from the finished wars. The fourth ring it’s decorated with gold tinsels dated from the years of 1938-39. This fourth ring in the column has a meaning, the same as the original 3 rings, it was added by Hitler after the battle of France had concluded. It was restored on its 750 Berlin’s anniversary on 1987 by the French president of that time, Francois Mitterrand. Although, several sections remain in France. For those who want to visit, they can access a viewpoint going up 285 spiral stairs to see the incredible view of the city, a view totally admirable. The Victory Column is a great tourist attraction of the city of Berlin and it’s opened every day: from 9:30 am- 6:30 pm ( April to October), and 9:30 am- 5:30 pm (November- March). 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 The Tiergarted of Berlin is equivalent to New York’s Central Park and the London Hyde Park: The Green lung of the metropolis is located on city’s downtown, close to the tourist attractions like Brandenburg door, is even bigger than London’s Hyde park. In this beautiful park is where we can find the Victory column. I did this virtual tour a day before the international Berlin marathon, that is why the boulevard Unter den Linden is carless it looks more traditional and noticeable.
 
Berlin-Tegel Airport (Flughafen Berlin-Tegel Otto Lilienthal), also called Otto Lilienthal, is the main airport in the city of Berlin, Germany. It is located in Tegel, a district in the Reinickendorf district of Berlin, 11 km from the city. Of the two Berlin airports, it’s the one with the most regular flights operating annually, and also the one with most passengers. In 2014, more than 20 million passengers used the airport facilities. The airport began its operation in 1909 when Count Von Zeppelin brought the first airships to Berlin, specifically to the Tegel district. The airport began its operation in 1909 when Count Von Zeppelin brought the first airships to Berlin, specifically to the Tegel district. The present grounds of the airport were zone of takeoff and landing of these devices until the tragedy of the Hindenburg in 1937, caused the zeppelins (name that were given to the dirigibles in honor of the count) stopped being used for transport of passengers. Subsequently, the land was used by the Nazi regime in Germany to test the V-1 and V-2 rockets, and also as the base of operations of a space project embryo that, due to World War II, never became more than a project. The beginning of operations of Tegel as an airport proper occurs after the end of World War II. In the context of the Cold War, in 1948 the blockade of Berlin by the Soviet Union, which cuts all land communications of the city of West Berlin, located in the center of the GDR. Stalin hoped that, in the absence of supplies, West Berlin would have to give in and become part of the GDR. The allies, especially the United States and the United Kingdom then began an airlift (Luftbrücke in German) between the RFA and West Berlin, initially to the Tempelhof airport, in the North American sector of Berlin, and later also to Tegel, in the French sector of Berlin. The Gatow Aerodrome was also used in the British sector of Berlin. The supply of 4,000 tons of goods per day was very complicated, but the flights grew in number, and after a few months, West Berlin received up to 900 daily flights. The figure would grow to almost 1,400 daily flights in the first months of 1949, 24 hours a day, which meant that an allied plane landed in Berlin every minute. In order to make the airport more operational, in 1948 the one that was then the longest runway in Europe, 2,400 meters long, was built. In order to make the airport more operational, in 1948 the one that was then the longest runway in Europe, 2,400 meters long, was built. The blockade of Berlin, and with it the Air Bridge, ended in May 1949, when the USSR realized that it was not going to obtain the expected results. 70 pilots (39 Americans and 31 British) died in accidents during the Blockade. The administration of the airport was returned to the civil authority in 1960. Until that moment, Tegel had been an air base of the French army. On that date international passenger flights began from Tegel (until then all commercial air traffic was made from Tempelhof, which would soon be too small to accommodate the new aircraft, such as the Boeing 747, when Air France opened its route with Paris. clause of the Four Power Agreement on Berlin (1972), stipulated that no German airline could fly to or from Berlin, and that only American, French, British or Soviet airlines could do so, so the main flights from Tegel were operated by Pan Am, Air France and British Airways. At the beginning of the 70's the new facilities were built, initially designed to accommodate five million passengers per year (the current figure is more than eleven million). The design was the responsibility of the Gerkan, Marg und Partner study. The hexagonal terminal allows the travel of the suitcases between the aircraft is minimal, and so is the waiting time of passengers in the terminal. In 1975 all commercial air traffic from the Tempelhof airport was moved to Tegel; Tempelhof remained solely as a North American air base, and Tegel markedly increased its passenger traffic. With the German reunification, the flight ban to the German airlines ends, and the Lufthansa begins its flights from the airport. 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 many public places, for safety reasons, the use of tripods is prohibited, airports, stadiums, museums, shopping centers, are some of them. That’s why on this occasion, in order not to miss the opportunity to take virtual reality photographs, I used the "technique of phyllopod tone variation", in which you’re not really using a trippy and you can be as fast as possible to rotate the camera around the point of no parallax. The trick is to install in front of the lens a piece of rope tied and at the end a coin or a fish led that makes weight down, which will help you maintain a reference and thus keep the camera in the same place while you turn around to take the different photos. Four photos are taken, one in each direction and the tone is varying slightly up and down between the shots. Hang the coin or lead over the same spot on the ground. Do not look at the camera, rather, look at the coin so that it stays above the same point on the floor. You take the first picture, then you rotate 90 degrees and you take the second picture, so turning 90 degrees you take a third and fourth picture. With this you achieve a totally spherical panorama taken without tripod.
 
The Temple of Our Lady, sanctified in honor of the Virgin Mary, patroness of Hungary, better known by most people as Matthias Church, is the most famous Catholic Church in Budapest and is located in the heart of the Castle district. It was built during the reign of Béla IV, the first king who ordered to build a palace on the top of the mountain, next to a village. It was built during the reign of Béla IV, the first king who ordered to build a palace on the top of the mountain, next to a village. The ecclesiastical tradition maintains the position that in the present place of this church the first Hungarian king San Esteban I constructed a religious building, around 1015. All the kings after Béla IV made some modification, adding a tower, a door and extending the building (among them Luis I of Hungary and Segismundo of Hungary, who made gothic modifications, and Matthias I of Hungary, that transformed the Church with the renaissance style). In fact, his present name of "Matthias Church" was received by the Hungarian king Matthias Corvino, who by 1470 restored and reformed the church. After 1541, when the city of Buda was invaded by the armies of the Ottoman Turks, the church of Our Lady was transformed into a mosque, only to recover its situation almost 150 years later when the Germanic armies reoccupied the kingdom and expelled the Turks. From that moment on it continued to have great importance for Christians of the city. It is one of the most beautiful temples of eclectic architecture in Hungary and is in the vicinity of the statue of the Holy Trinity, built to commemorate the epidemic of 1709. It is one of the most beautiful temples of eclectic architecture in Hungary and is in the vicinity of the statue of the Holy Trinity, built to commemorate the epidemic of 1709. It acquired its present form during the restoration of the end the XIX century. Thanks to its excellent acoustics, organ and classical music concerts are held inside. Its fresco paintings and stained glass were made by the greatest artists of the time. (Bertalan Székely, Károly Lotz). In 1867 the Hungarian Archbishop of Estrigonia Janos Simor crowned Francis Joseph I of Austria as Hungarian king in the Church of Our Lady. Decades later, after the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the death of Francis Joseph I, after the end of World War I, the Hungarians chose as king another member of the House of Habsburg-Lotaringia, being crowned as Carlos IV of Hungary on December 30th, 1916 by the Archbishop of Estrigonia János Csernoch in the Church of Matthias. 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 thisVirtual Tour made Virtual tours are an opportunity to continue admiring the sights we visit, and learning about important events. For example, on this occasion we were told that the enlargements made by different Hungarian monarchs meant that this building does not currently have a unique architectural style. On the facade, dominates the tower of Matías bell, of 5 floors. The Gothic rosette on the second floor had been covered in the Baroque, but reappeared during the major remodeling of this church, between 1874 and 1896, under the direction of Frigyes Schulek, who succeeded in rebuilding the original form of the stones, from a few fragments. Los tours virtuales son una oportunidad para seguir admirando los lugares de interés que visitamos y de aprender sobre los sucesos importantes de los mismos. Por ejemplo, en ésta ocasión nos comentaron que las ampliaciones realizadas por distintos monarcas húngaros hicieron que este edificio no tenga, actualmente, un estilo arquitectónico único. En la fachada, domina la torre de la campana de Matías, de 5 pisos. La roseta gótica del segundo piso había sido cubierta en el Barroco, pero reapareció durante la mayor remodelación que sufrió esta iglesia, entre 1874 y 1896, bajo la dirección de Frigyes Schulek, quien logró reconstruir la forma original de las piedras, a partir de unos pocos fragmentos.
 
On the emblematic Rosales street between the avenues Jose Maria Morelos and Domingo Ruby marked with the number 266 West is located a beautiful and colonial hostel building of the very prestigious Escuela libre de Derecho de Sinaloa historical space, in where under their large corridors students and teachers interact daily in full harmony and respect. This building was in front of the Government Palace until the year 1960, the last Constitutional Governor of Sinaloa that occupied it was General Gabriel Leyva Velázquez. This beautiful historical building's importance is not only due to its location but also because it was an official residence or House of Government. This beautiful historical building's importance is not only due to its location but also because it was an official residence or House of Government, that is the home of many Governors, the last one who inhabited it was, Governor Pablo Macías Valenzuela . When a handful of teachers of the Legal Science, we were obliged, for social political, and protectionistreasons,tofund EscuelalibredeDerech odeSinaloa,welikedthisoldbuilding with two interior courtyards, decorated by two majestic mango trees that gave its fruits to delighted students and teachers. The building already had been the seat of the Attorney of General Justice and Judicial police of the State, today Ministerial police and also of a store dedicated to the sale of stationery. When started to work under their colonial roofs, we celebrated a contract of lease with the family Ojeda Ibarra that were their owners. Later with a credit of Banoro, we acquired it by purchase to the concerned family Ojeda Ibarra. The Escuela Libre de Derecho de Sinaloa, in May 2017 will celebrate 45 years of struggle for the ever fertile Juridical Culture. All that have had the responsibility of being Directors, are today called rectors, including myself (1990-1993) we were gradually doing jobs of maintenance, cleaning, remodeling to give force to the old structure of this beautiful building. The Law School of Sinaloa, in May 2017 will celebrate 45 years of struggle for the ever fertile Juridical Culture. Today this Historic house has a new face while preserving the structural features of its colonial architecture. We invite those who are not familiar with the front facade and interiors of our house of legal studies, to pass by St. Rosales 266 west in the historic center of the beautiful capital of Sinaloa to visit it. You Will always be well received. 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 On a Friday of the month of November, after verifying in the Planner of the application Photopills at what time the blue hour would begin, we arrived at 5:45 in the morning to the building where Escuela libre de Derecho de Sinaloa is located, to quickly prepare our equipment and at 5:55 we began taking the spherical photos of this virtual tour. It is an old large house of the Historical Center of Culiacán that has been taken care of for years with much care and attention, preserving its original design. The photo of the entry to the building was done by me with a diaphragm f/11, ISO 100 and a speed of obstruction of 30 seconds, that of the courtyard uses the same diaphragm and ISO and the speed was 1 second. For the images with the pupils, to avoid "blurred" images ones exhibition was the following: diaphragm f/8, ISO 400, obstruction speed second 1/20. I liked the results... it was worth getting up so early ...
 
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 Church of St. Esteban, in Pest, is known as "Basílica", although it is not a Basilica in the strict sense of its architecture since it has a Greek cross plan. Its construction, in neo-classical style, started in 1851, with the design by József Hilde, and finished in 1905, year in which was enshrined. Hilde died in 1876 so, at his death, Miklós Ybl was in charge of continuing with this work. All interior architecture and decoration of the basilica are the work of József Kauser, who completed the building after the death of Ybl. The Basilica of St. Esteban is the biggest church of Budapest, and it can lodge up to 8.500 people. Its dimensions are 87 meters long, 55 meters wide and a 96 meters in height. The Basilica of St. Esteban is the biggest church of Budapest, and it can lodge up to 8.500 people. Its dimensions are 87 meters long, 55 meters wide and a 96 meters in height. Also, it holds the record of having the biggest bell of the country. It is dedicated to St. Esteban, the first king of Hungary consecrated by a pope in the year 1000, after the conversion of the country to Catholicism. In the San Diestro chapel, a mummified hand of San Esteban is preserved like relic. The interior decoration was made with marbles of different colors and precious stones. The numerous statues that are there are pieces of the most important Hungarian artists (József Dankó, Károly Lotz, Gyula Benczúr and others). The mosaic that decorates the main altar of the Basilica was made inspired in Benczúr paintings, and the statue of San Esteban, in white marble, is by Alajos Stróbl. During the second World War, many important documents and works of art were stored here due to the robust of its walls. During the second World War, many important documents and works of art were stored here due to the robust of its walls. The south tower is used as a viewer and provides visitors a magnificent view of the entire city. This service requires a purchase of entry. During the summer nights, organ concerts are celebrated. The acoustics of the Basilica of San Esteban of Budapest are simply incomparable. If you enjoy classical music, you have to go to concerts to this imposing stage. The celebration of auditions of sacred music are frequent and its organ recitals are famous in all of Europe. Vivaldi, Bach or Mozart are habitual of the cathedral. To mention that the organist of San Esteban has a good collection of international awards and that the basilica offers concerts every Thursday. For art lovers Basilica of St. Esteban in Budapest holds inside one of the most representative samples of the best Hungarian artists of the 20TH century. In an environment of red and black marbles, you can see fresh, sculptures, pictures, liturgical objects ... Perhaps one of the strangest images of the world is the one of Hungarian Cardinal József Mindszenty. Whom died of natural causes in Vienna, in 1975. However, in the representation he appears crucified on a sickle and a hammer, in a fence of thorns. Madonna, the Queen of the pop, attended to their betrothal film in 1996 and this Cathedral was chosen by Alan Parker, director of ' prevents ' The Queen of pop was married here. Madonna, the Queen of the pop, attended to their betrothal film in 1996 and this Cathedral was chosen by Alan Parker, director of ' prevents ', for the scene of the wedding of the blonde protagonist with her beloved Peron. Another of the hidden secrets in the Cathedral is that here lie the remains of one of the most important football players of all time, the Hungarian Ferenc Puskás. The player stayed in the Real Madrid from 1958 to 1966 and formed part of one of the most legendary fronts of the team meringue, in company of Di Stefano, Kopa, Real, and Gentoo. 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 Basilica of St. Stephen is one of the most important and ecclesiastical tourist attractions of Budapest. In 1838 the Rio Danube flooded most of Pest. The citizens had to flee their houses and go up a small hill that was standing out of the Pest flatness. On having saved its lives, they decided to donate money to construct a church in that place like a sign of gratitude towards God.
 
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 Boscolo Budapest Hotel is housed in an eclectic building, built between 1892 and 1894 by the architects Alajos Hauszmann, Flòris Korb and Kàlmàn Giergl, for the Hungarian headquarters of the New York Life Insurance Company, mixing the past styles of the Greek, Latin, Renaissance and Baroque, in a prodigious creative Art Nouveau unit. The Boscolo Budapest Hotel is housed in an eclectic building, built between 1892 and 1894 by the architects Alajos Hauszmann, Flòris Korb and Kàlmàn Giergl. During the two wars, it lived a period of decay, in the middle of 1900 it reopened its doors; however, only thanks to the scrupulous restoration by the Boscolo Hotels, the building has returned to the old splendors.  An intervention that lasted 5 years (2001-2006), with the collaboration of the National Center for Restoration and reconstruction of monuments and signed by the architects Maurizio Papiri, Adam D. Tihany, Massimo Iosa Ghini and Simone Micheli, internationally renowned architect, has returned to the city, and the whole world, this work of art of high artistic value and of great social interest, which is currently protected by the Museum of Fine Arts. On the ground floor is the historic New York Café, opened in the year 1894 by the Hungarian coffee industrialist Sandor Steuer, a place of privileged encounter of the artistic and cultural life of the city. It is part of the history of Budapest and Hungarian literary life, in the past it was the official site of the magazine "Nyugat. It is part of the history of Budapest and Hungarian literary life, in the past it was the official site of the magazine "Nyugat. The New York Café is the dormant heart of the Hotel: like a beautiful chest on four floors, it retains the original decorations that made it famous all over the world. The ceiling is adorned with beautiful frescoes by Gusztav Mannheimer and Ferenc Eisenhut, from the mid-nineteenth century. Sumptuous Venetian chandeliers diffuse a soft light that is reflected in the gilded stuccos of the spiral columns, creating colourism of great effect. Entering the New York Café means taking a leap into the past: the pageantry, opulence, and refinement welcome visitors, charming them with the fascination of the Belle Époque. While outside, the bronze Lucifers remind us of many painters, actors and intellectuals who have always been habitué of coffee; inside, you can enjoy the proverbial cordiality of the waiters and the delicacies proposed by the bartender or chef. 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 ! Panoramic Photography Ver imágen en pantalla completa Little Planet Photo Gallery How this Virtual Tour was made It is amazing the immense possibilities that photography offers! 360° panoramic and spherical photography is one of the most expressive, especially for landscape photography. The technique most used in panoramic consists of taking multiple snapshots, one after another in space, and then mount them on the PC, so that the common areas coincide and give the feeling of being part of a single capture. The assembly program -as you can imagine- becomes a fundamental tool. Photoshop is not a good option to do the "stitching" of our images, especially when there is movement of people or vehicles. I have been using PTGui for several years and I think it is one of the best options.
 
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.
 
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.
 
It took approximately 20 months to construct the Administrative Unit, which jointly with the urbanized bordering areas shapes the Center Sinaloa. It was the urban regeneration of an area inhabited by hundreds of families, the improvement of the conditions of roads and traffic, a new load terminal for the railroad. The Administrative Unit was a part of the whole process of Administrative reform-oriented so that the public ́s errands be more efficient. On October 5th, 1978, Governor Alfonso G. Caldron gave the signal that started a work which went beyond the intention of a better public administration, since it had happened to turn into a detonator of the urban development of our Culiacán On October 5th, 1978, the works on the Administrative Unit were finally started; that day in front of a numerous attendance of representatives of the sectors of the active life of Sinaloa. Governor Alfonso G. Caldron gave the signal that started a work which went beyond the intention of a better public administration, since it had happened to turn into a detonator of the urban development of our Culiacán and to its completion a symbol that the capital of Sinaloa well deserves. The set of the Administrative Unit was built on an entire surface including the levels of the buildings of 140,785 m2. To which they limit to the north the avenida de los Insurgentes, long route of circulation that it has eight rails and a central ridge. The same that also it serves as one more step for the traffic of vehicles of the east and center of the City towards the agricultural Culiacán Valley. On the south, there is the avenue Lázaro Cárdenas which is another route of access to the Unit and upon reaching the street Nicolás Bravo connects the south of the city with the Executive and Judicial powers. The Unit remains also limited by two little streets; Aguilar Barraza to the east and 16 de Septiembre to the west. The constructed area in the Palace of the Executive power is 65,873 m2, a building that has five levels that occupy a surface level on the soil of 14,440 M2. The main entry leads to the east precisely to the civic square and has counts with three accesses, one on the Avenida de los Insurgentes and the other to the street 16 de Septiembre. Ending in another public square, this one of fewer dimensions and that also gives access to the Palace of the Supreme Court of Justice and finally the access to Lázaro Cárdenas. The building has a balcony on the west side of the same one and at the height of the fourth level; where the bell is located; copy from the one that the priest Miguel Hidalgo rang to call the people of Mexico to fight for its independence. The building has a central courtyard of 1,500 meters of surface area that allows lighting at each level and provides the colonial touch that these interior spaces give. The public square called Plaza of the Republic has an area of 11,500 M2 with a quota of 45,000 people who can now enjoy its patriotic fervor in more appropriate conditions. The public square called Plaza of the Republic has an area of 11,500 M2 with a quota of 45,000 people who can now enjoy its patriotic fervor in more appropriate conditions. Is has a parking lot for 800 cars in a surface total of 20,388 meters square. The garden area of the whole set is 33,000 M2, surface that gives greenness and beauty to the impressive masses of concrete. On the roof of the building of the Executive power, is a heliport as well. As a whole there is 20,000 M2 of sidewalks and stools. As regards the head office of the Judiciary this one is a building of 3 levels with an entire built surface of 7,800 M2 in an area at ground level of 1,600 M2, located to the southeast of the Executive Palace. The excessive areas to the used ones by the Administrative Unit were used in the construction of a division faced to commercial services; the entire saleable area is 113,266.95 M2. The architect Eduardo de la Vega Echavarría designed and constructed the Palace of Government, of course, one of the best works that have been done in Culiacán. It was inaugurated by the president of that time of the Republic, Lic. José López Portillo, on September 13th, 1980. 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 Gallery Photo How this Virtual Tour was made When we go out to photograph it is important to have clear what type of light we need to get the picture that we have in mind, so choosing the right time of day is critical. One of the moments where the light brings great prominence to the photos is the "golden hour," whose warm and soft light creates an atmosphere that we would always like to have. However, what happens next? The response is the blue hour. The blue hour, as its name indicates, is that time just after (in the case of sunset) of the golden hour, when the sky has practically lost those orange and yellow tones and an intense blue begins to dominate. A characteristic of the blue hour is that by the horizon where the (or has left) the Sun was, we have a gradient tonal blue to orange. The blue of the sky is darkening little by little so that it is mandatory to have a tripod to be able to make pictures. To our eyes it even seems like the night, however, with an exhibition of several seconds we can see that there is still enough light in the sky to be able to continue taking pictures. This time it is very useful to take some pictures that cannot be carried out at any time of the day with optimal results.
 
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.
 
I am much honored to have been chosen to share some of the stories of which I have witnessed. Although I am a bit young in the Campus, I know that many generations dreamed with me... Many of them are former students today, but even though I did not have the opportunity to hang out with them, a showcase full of trophies that make me remember their student life belongs to me. Most of the activities of the Direction of Student Matters were held in the halls, gardens or even on the stairs of the buildings of high school and university. In that time, the chords trying to harmonize for the first song festivals could be heard, tuned voices joined with some choreography in the rehearsals of musical theater, easels and canvas were filled with colors. Student groups were emerging on Campus and athletes left mark on the tennis courts. Eventually, they gave the news and finally the dream of having a Student Center would become a beautiful reality. I still remember the month of May 2003, the doors for me opened for the first time and I received with great joy all those young enthusiasts who were filling my emptiness with their talent, their charisma and their passion for art, sports, and leadership. In that time, the chords trying to harmonize for the first song festivals could be heard. As time passed, they realized how important and necessary I was in their lives, for my spaces had to be modified so all the visitors could feel accomplished in each of their activities. When I observe what happens in every lounge or lobby, it fills me with satisfaction to see them strengthened as human beings, and that they have learned to develop skills and competencies for life. I have turned into a home for many of them, here they share happy moments and sadness, celebrated victories and learnt from their defeats, some of them found the love of their life or developed endearing friendships, others discover their vocation for art and nowadays they are professional artists. Undoubtedly, every space has special memories, my walls and mirrors have been a witness of the million hours of rehearsals, in the dancing room, of the emotions that are generated in the auditions and how each of the ballet dancers demonstrate their positive attitude before any challenge to be faced. Different rhythms have been heard in the music room, its notes and chords harmonize perfectly making it that every person who enters forgets their problems and it find themselves. The colors become present in the lounge of painting, where creativity has no limits to be reinvented repeatedly. The voices that are heard in the singing lounge have pleasantly surprised me, they blend with theatrical exercises and intense monologs with emotions and feelings. With the pride of our roots I enjoy listening to the musical notes of The Sinaloense or The sauce and La palma with the young people who tap dance and showoff their elegant wardrobes of folkloric dance. But not everything is an art in my life, athletes also visit me and it is here where they train to improve their performance in the courts. But not everything is an art in my life, athletes also visit me and it is here where they train to improve their performance in the courts. Here they discover that the best competition is with themselves, that teamwork strengthens them and that humility makes them be bigger. Did you know that many of the congresses and camps of leadership have been planned here? I have the opportunity to listen to thousands of ideas of the leaders of campus, young enthusiasts who in addition to being entrepreneurs take the human sense as banner and join diverse causes to support and to give help those who need it. Young people who decided to transform lives, starting from their own, and to leave a trace with their activities and experiences. I have a luxurious wall, which it has been named: The queens' gallery. It is a space where talented women remain forever through a portrait, but the most important thing is that they have transcended through their actions for the sake of society. Here I am today, as always... enjoying student life that comes with each of the students and alumni of Campus Sinaloa. Here I am today, as always... enjoying student life that comes with each of the students and alumni of Campus Sinaloa. Many of them say that I am everything in their life because I transformed them, although really, they are the one who give me life and without them, my work and the work of coordinators of the different areas of student affairs would not be possible. You all are welcome to this 360 gallery in where you can enjoy my inside and see through every look, gesture and action of the students, everything that each day makes me vibrate. I am the Student Center of the Tec de Monterrey. 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 1 Photo Gallery 2 How this Virtual Tour was made The spherical photography of The Student Center of the Technological Institute and de Superior Studies of Monterrey, Campus Sinaloa, allowed me to use the tool of the program PTGui stitching, replacing files and get to incorporate two images with different exposure. In some areas where the windows lighting was very intense (it was four o'clock in the afternoon in midsummer) contrast significantly with the interior, I did the first revealed with images of the interior with the correct exposure and then replace the burned image with a two steps photo underexposed...... perfect results.
 
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
 
The building that today we know as Municipal Palace in San Miguel de Allende, was formally known as the town hall or Royal houses. Its function has not changed, is still the seat of local power. It is particularly significant for the history not only of San Miguel de Allende but of all Mexico because in it heads of the insurgency met in order to organize and structure the first army rebel, as well as to install the first free town hall, on September 17, 1810. Summoned by Don Ignacio Allende and Don Miguel Hidalgo, the main inhabitants of the Villa, gathered at the Town Hall of the royal houses, they choose Lic. Ignacio Aldama as first Chief and put him in charge of the military headquarters of the population and district. Without a doubt, this was a national event, as it marked the beginning of a new way of choosing leaders. This building has a high historical and architectural value, it has managed to keep the original function of a council. However, the original configuration is very different to what you see today. The originally built spaces were made for various purposes; the uses varied "...Prison, grain storage, crafts and House of the Mayor..." Therefore it requires spaces with different dimensions and characteristics. This building has a high historical and architectural value, it has managed to keep the original function of a council. The ground floor clearly had two sectors. The west one was destined for the jail and consisted of three areas: the entry, the courtyards, and the cells. The east side was constructed for the office of the public offices and for the storage of the corn. To go to the corn exchange, an alley existed between the Royal houses and the building that was adjoining towards the east. The high plant had three sectors. The east side was dedicated to Mayor and his family, which was composed by four corridors arranged south to north; that of the south end had windows towards the square and towards the side face. The south sector was composed by three corridors; the center was devoted for the meetings of the council (hence its name); towards the west side a chapel was located, while towards the east a small entry room. This important building was built between 1737 and 1738. Its construction is mainly due to the initiative of Don Francisco de Lanzagorta, who asked the council to build a new building for the Royal houses and Corn Exchange, under which this would be beneficial for the inhabitants of the Villa of San Miguel El Grande. This request was endorsed by the Mayor of the town, Don Bartolomé de Guzmán, who was always interested in the construction of the building. For this purpose, it was necessary to buy a property in the Central Square that had one greater surface to which had the building of the ancient royal houses, which in 1736 were still located in the Plaza de la Soledad. For this purpose, it was necessary to buy a property in the Central Square that had one greater surface to which had the building of the ancient royal houses, which in 1736 were still located in the Plaza de la Soledad. Thus, the council managed to get the land on the north side of the parish Plaza (today Plaza Allende or main garden). However, the retrieved property was not sufficient for the sought out characteristics that the "New Royal House Factory” pretended on having. In such a way it was decided to buy a "piece of site" to the West that had already been obtained. But Don Pedro Zamarripa, owner of the site, strictly opposed to sell the council the requested land. The problem dragged on for four years, and it became necessary to go before the High Court of justice so that the issue could be solved. Finally, in 1739, after a long legal process, the council desisted from obtaining the property. The blueprint appears in the catalog of illustrations of the General File of the Mexican Nation (Not. 782 and 783 Catalog of Enlightenment, Volume I, PP99-100) it was ordered to be made by the lawyer or representative of Mr. Zamarripa like part of its arguments not to sell the property; the architect who did the construction was Manuel Alvarez. The construction corresponds to the building that began during the legal process against Zamarripa. Architect Alvarez makes some comments in the blueprints with regard to the possibilities to having the building extended, without the need to affect the adjacent property, today Inn of San Francisco. Once the building was finished the Parochial Square became the Main Plaza, after the council was moved to the ancient Consistorial Houses, which were locating in the Square of the Solitude, to the new Royal houses, a place that up to today keeps on being the head office of the local power. 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 San Miguel de Allende is a city full of all kind of attractions. It has been recognized as the city of celebration, tradition, art and culture. For where one looks, beautiful objects and constructions are there to be appreciated and enjoyed. Very few cities in the world are so colorful. Beauty is everywhere. But the historical buildings of colonial architecture, almost 500 years old of the historic center are something special. On the spherical picture perhaps the most complicated part is to replace the Nadir of the image to prevent the tripod, so that must be a freehand additional photography and through PTGui is replaced. This is more complicated in floors as the plank of wood in the council room of the Town Hall of San Miguel de Allende.
 
The Hospice “Cabañas”, owes its name to the bishop Juan Cruz Ruiz de Cabañas, who arrived to Mexico in 1796 and had the purpose of constructing a shelter for orphaned children, the elderly and the helpless. Bishop Cabañas asked the Valencian architect Manuel Tolsá for the design of this important project and, Tolsá entrusted the execution to his pupil Jose Gutierrez. In 1810 it opened its doors as a "The house of charity and mercy". For its neo-classical architecture style, this building is one of the most significant and emblematic of Mexico. For its neo-classical architecture style, this building is one of the most significant and emblematic of Mexico. The most important political and social events of the 19th and 20th centuries have taken place in it. During the course of time it has been everything from an orphanage to even barracks during the War of Independence. Currently, it is home to the Cabañas Cultural Institute, a place that holds the legacy and masterpiece of the artist from Jalisco, José Clemente Orozco, with one of the most important collections of work on paper and the 57 murals made alfresco in the main Chapel of the building. Since 1980, the Cabañas Cultural Institute presents exhibitions of great importance at a national and international level. Since 1980, the Cabañas Cultural Institute presents exhibitions of great importance at a national and international level, with work of local, national and foreign artists. In its educational offering it provides lectures, conferences, workshops, and tables of dialogue aimed at all audiences. Because of its architectural beauty and important historical and cultural history, it was declared a Cultural Heritage of humanity by UNESCO in 1997. Among its many purposes it has the cinema room “Guillermo del Toro’, a library specialized in art and Museology open to the public and a creative space where children and young adults develop activities similar to the ones in the exhibition. It also has a store of articles alluding to exhibitions and activities on this site, such as catalogs, books, jewelry, accessories, t-shirts, and puzzle, among others. And to take a breath, after crossing the magnificent murals of José Clemente Orozco and its emblematic enclosure, the Institute invites visitors to take a break in its cafeteria. Instituto Cultural Cabañas Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico Tel. + (52) (33) 366816445 cabanas@jalisco.gob.mx "REPRODUCTION AUTHORIZED BY THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS AND LITERATURE, 2016" 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 I visited Cabañas Cultural Institute, I was told of the importance of its activities in research, conservation and dissemination of its three collections, of which two are among the most important in the country: José Clemente Orozco and artist German Mathias Goeritz. The third collection is that of Roberto Montenegro (Folk Art). The Orozco collection, considered the artist's largest public collection consists of over 300 works on paper and 10 piroxilinas. The beauty of this building is truly amazing. The authorization I got to make this virtual tour was to be carried out at five in the afternoon when the sunlight was coming through the windows with great intensity, which caused a very complex contrast, with that comes the risk of the inside being underexposed if we want to rescue the picture quality on windows or in any case a good exposure inside but sacrificing the luminous parts and "burning them." The solution, as I always do in these cases, is to make two exhibitions, one inward and the second to the windows and through the technique luminance masks, merge the two photographs, the result ... excellent!
 
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.
 
Cathedral of Guadalajara, or “Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of Mary”, is the parish seat of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara and one of the most representative buildings of the city, because of its towers with neo-Gothic spires and its rich history. The first cathedral was built in 1541 in what is now the church of Santa Maria de Gracia. To make this church they originally used adobe and thatched roofs./p> On May 18th, 1555 authorization was obtained by royal decree to build the cathedral, whose cost would be covered by the Royal Treasury, the trustees and indigenous community; so on July 31st, 1561 Fray Pedro de Ayala, second bishop of New Galicia, placed and blessed the first stone of this beautiful temple. Then on day May 30th, 1574 it caught fire and was half-ruined. By royal decree the money for the new cathedral was obtained. By February 1618, the architect Martin Casillas had completed his job. Thus, in April of the same year he moved the Blessed Sacrament of the old church to the new one. By royal decree the money for the new cathedral was obtained. By February 1618, the architect Martin Casillas had completed his job. Thus, in April of the same year he moved the Blessed Sacrament of the old church to the new one. In 1818, a strong earthquake shook the city, whose aftermath left a new tragedy: the towers and dome collapsed. They were replaced by new ones, which also collapsed during a subsequent earthquake in the year 1849. The new towers were built by the architect engineer Manuel Gómez Ibarra. It took three long years to finish them, around 1854. Pope Pius XII elevated it to the rank of minor basilica, dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. Present. The cathedral occupies an area of 77.8 by 72.75 meters. It contains altars dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Sorrows, Our Lady of Zapopan (patron saint of Guadalajara), Saint Dominic, Saint Nicholas of Bari, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Christopher, and St. John of God. There are 52 carved wooden seats, in addition to the cardinal's chair. The consecration table is made of marble and silver. The stained glass windows are imported from Germany. Also in this room are images of Our Lady of Sorrows, the Christ of Waters, among others. The cathedral also houses relics of the Holy Roman martyr Innocence. Three cardinals are buried in the cathedral, and several bishops of the diocese, even the heart of a well-known prelate, Bishop Ruiz Cabañas and Crespo, founder of the former hospital that now houses the cultural center bears his name. Crypts. Among the crypts below what was the royal chapel, is that of the bishops, which contains graves dating from the sixteenth century to the last residence of Cardinal Juan Jesus Posadas Ocampo in 1993. Here we see the headwall and foundations of the cathedral as well as coffins in which are the remains of the servants of God Don Francisco Gomez de Mendiola and Don Juan de Santiago Leon Garabito, bishops of Guadalajara, in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Just under the altar stand the crypt of the canons, virtually unused since the time of the Reformation, recently restored with cross vault, cathedral archeology vice regal times. Just under the altar stand the crypt of the canons, virtually unused since the time of the Reformation, recently restored with cross vault, cathedral archeology vice regal times. Towers By the middle of the nineteenth century, the architect Manuel Gomez Ibarra built the current towers to the liking of Bishop Aranda and Carpinteiro. The investment from July 30th, 1851 to June 15th, 1854 was 33,521 pesos. On the former first part, the second current rises, flattened its four corners. Four inverted corbels fill the gaps; each of their faces are paired with elliptical louvers. From there are pyramidal finials coated tiles that were made in Sayula. The four medallions with the arms of the church are flanked on both pyramidal, four pinnacles. Topped with two large Greek crosses, tilled with iron. Like the other the ancient towers, they had images of St. Michael and St. James, patron of the city and the kingdom, respectively. Measured according to the triangulation engineer Jose R. Benitez, 65.91 meters which is facing north and 65.55 meters which gives south wind. The Cathedral of Guadalajara has 19 bells in total and 6 cowbells, which from highest to lowest are: St. Mary of the Assumption, St. Peter, St. Mary of the Rose, the Immaculate Conception, St. Anthony and Our Lady of pains. 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 One of the features of the Cathedral of Guadalajara is the great high ceilings and complex thereof. Arches, domes, many of its charms are up there. For lighting conditions, I recommend using a tripod. The difference in brightness between the windows and stained glass and the rest of the stay are too strong to cover warranty whole scene in a single exposure. Therefore, it is very normal that the windows look burned or the church looks very dark, depending on the measurement of light at the place in the scene. The dynamic range of the camera is unable to capture correctly the form of area lights and shadows without losing form. In this case I used the technique of "Mascaras Luminance" taking several pictures by varying the exposure, to expose both lights and shadows correctly and then merging the pictures in Photoshop. Certainly a highly recommended technique in churches and cathedrals. I used the ISO value lower that my camera has, which ensured me a lower occurrence of noise. Regarding the opening, I used f / 11 which allowed me to get the desired depth of field and adjust the exposure time using a manual shooting mode.
 
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”.
 
What it was once a textile factory, now is a house of paintings, sculptures and handicrafts made by great living artists of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. The Cultural Center of Art and Design, Aurora, which is seen as one of the main attractions of the city of San Miguel de Allende, has a great cause for celebration: its first twelve years of history. After being an important labor sector in the textile industry for nine decades, the walls of Factory Aurora changed to house: paintings and handicrafts in exchange for the looms which had already given it fame and recognition. Thus in 2004, under the auspices of Don Francisco Garay and initiative of creative value of Christopher Fallon, Mary Rapp, Merry Calderoni and DeWayne Youts; all of them American artists who arrived to the city in order to reflect their experiences through mastery of the brush, sculpture and designing, firsts workshops of what eventually would become a cultural center for the arts. Thus in 2004, under the auspices of Don Francisco Garay and initiative of creative value of Christopher Fallon, Mary Rapp, Merry Calderoni and DeWayne Youts; all of them American artists who arrived to the city in order to reflect their experiences through mastery of the brush, sculpture and designing, firsts workshops of what eventually would become a cultural center for the arts. Since then in addition to the halls of the factory, there are contemporary art galleries, designer furniture shops and décor, as well as antiques, jewelry, linens and whites, restaurants and perhaps the main attraction of the place: gallery studios, which today provide gorgeous color that attracts countless “sanmiguelenses”, tourists and everybody who show affection for art. “Today, the essence of the factory is created by the artists who have reunited here from the start, like Christopher Fallon, who was heavily involved in the early factory, in concepts and in remodeling its spaces. So I think that the factory has adopted the personalities and creativity of the people who have been gathering here ", Lic. Francisco Garay says, son of Don Francisco who was the owner and pioneer of the factory. A stroll through the Aurora leads to multiple scenarios. From the simple pleasure of spending an afternoon touring its halls and open studies, including paintings, antiques, books and sculptures, to the possibility of meeting face to face with an artist in the middle of exchanging of ideas and opinions while they enjoy a dish in the cafes of the place or while they fight about the conquest of their canvases. "Mary Rapp, sculptress established in Aurora since it opened as an arts center, said, "The walls of my study still bear the marks of the machines when it was a factory, those marks that I consider art. Some of the artists who are here perform open-label study, each with a schedules that you can check on the website, where people who are interested can see us in our process of creation. " "Mary Rapp, sculptress established in Aurora since it opened as an arts center, said, "The walls of my study still bear the marks of the machines when it was a factory, those marks that I consider art. Some of the artists who are here perform open-label study, each with a schedules that you can check on the website, where people who are interested can see us in our process of creation. " Finally, with an affinity and warmth of hundreds of families that each week visit the various areas that frame the cultural center. Here, recognized national and international artists tie in with more than a decade of history of the place, where they have managed to find a space to develop their creativity and a vitrine for their work. Likewise the vision and interpretations of writers such as Edward Swift, who have taken free time to elucidate the walls of the factory in pages, and thus make it their own for inspiration in the creation of their memory. Years of scenes whose protagonists, painters, sculptors, gallery owners and guests, projected on the other's face appropriate to take inspiration from this place the memory of its works. That essence that combines the artistic identity of a city and immediate reference to its tourists. 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 www.fabricalaaurora.com How this Virtual Tour was made Aurora is a unique place in San Miguel de Allende, more than an art gallery it is a space that has a historical atmosphere dating from the early twentieth century, its perfect for discovering the entire collection of art and decorative objects that houses this joint framework. In this art gallery different national and foreign artists have found a space to develop their creativity and at the same time exhibiting their work. Large walls, natural light that permeates the entire building and the breadth of its open spaces. Photo sphere in well-lit and full of objects and works of art spaces are wonderful, by the great contrasts that can get in the images and highlight the saturated colors, yellows, oranges and blues of great impact.
 
Originally built in 1955 next to Plaza de la Soledad, not the garden but the Square was the meeting point for activities of the population, and the marketplace then. Nowadays, the equestrian statue of Ignacio Allende is the main attraction of the square. The building located at the northeast corner of the square was once San Francisco de Sales College, which attended the Independence heroes, Aldama, Umarán, and Allende. Ignacio Allende He was born in January 21st, 1769, in San Miguel el Grande, currently known as San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. He was born in January 21st, 1769, in San Miguel el Grande, currently known as San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. His parents were Domingo Narciso de Allende from Spain and Doña Marina Unzaga, a rich Spanish family who worked in trading and agriculture. He studied at San Francisco de Sales College where he met Aldama brothers, who would be part of the independence movement. His military career started in 1795 when as for the necessity to base a military headquarters in San Miguel el Grande, it was authorized the integration of the Queen’s Dragons Provincial Regiment in the area. Allende got the lieutenant rank and got ratified by royal consent in February, 1796. In January 1801, Viceroy Félix Berengues de Marquita got him the lieutenant rank of grenadiers, under the command of General Félix María Calleja, and got moved to the north of New Spain. He contacted members of liberal groups and colonial army ́s officers who agreed with his ideal of freedom and independence. When he got back to San Miguel in 1808, he participated in meetings of conspirators. In 1809, he participated in the conspiracy of Ignacio Allende Valladolid, leaded by José María Obeso and José María Michelena, which got discovered and the leaders were arrested, though Allende managed to escape. Ignacio Allende was shot in Chihuahua in June 26th, 1811. His head was displayed at La Alhóndiga de Granaditas, Guanajuato. His mortal remains lie in the Independence Column in Mexico City. He meets the priest of Dolores, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, and promotes the organization of various insurgent centers; the most relevant was in Querétaro. Initially, the decision was to start the uprising in September 17th, 1818, in San Juan de los Lagos, leaded by Allende and Aldama. The arrest of Mayor Dominguez, forced them to, at the dawn of September 16, 1810, in Dolores town, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, along with Ignacio Allende and Juan Aldama, decide to immediately organize the uprising against the Spanish domain, and start the independence movement. He was proclaimed generalissimo when Hidalgo resigned the command in January, 1811. In his trip to the north of the country, he was captured in Acatita de Baján, Coahuila, with the other insurgent leaders due to that they were betrayed by Elizondo. He got sent to Chihuahua, where he was indicted as rebel and sentenced to death. Ignacio Allende was shot in Chihuahua in June 26th, 1811. His head was displayed at La Alhóndiga de Granaditas, Guanajuato. His mortal remains lie in the Independence Column in Mexico City. 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 Taking the spherical picture of Plaza Cívica in Sand Miguel de Allende is also remembering a part of our Country’s history, when General Ignacio Allende, distinguished Mexican soldier who untiringly fought in the pro-independence movement to see our nation free and independent from the Spanish domain. Thus, this Creole born in Mexican territory is seen as one of the architects of the Mexican independence. In the middle of the Square was built a monument to honor him. I took these pictures using the Nodal Ninja rod at a 3 meters-high with an f/8 diaphragm aperture, ISO 100 and 1/125 second speed. My personal suggestion is that when using nodal rods to take spherical pictures this high, the speed should be over 1/50 to avoid that the picture is blurred.
 
Gilberto Ceceña Nuño is one of the communicators with more presence in Sinaloa. Its most known activity is Cartonista Editorial in the newspapers Noroeste of Sinaloa with the title of "Cizañas de Ceceña". Ceceña recognizes that this activity does not take more than an hour daily, but it is the one with social influence that most satisfies him. We convinced him to show it on his ink in his Creative Studio of his house, in the middle of a lush garden where he recognizes that more flowers than ideas are born. Ceceña ́s DNA He began in the editorial board at age 17 in the newspaper El Debate of Los Mochis and arrived in the newspaper Noroeste on the day of its inauguration on September 7, 1973. He began in the editorial board at age 17 in the newspaper El Debate of Los Mochis and arrived in Northwest on the day of its inauguration on September 7, 1973. He began in the world of advertising in 1973 also in Los Mochis, a profession that until today he practices. Gilberto Ceceña Nuño is therefore the cartoonist and active publicist with more mileage in Sinaloa thanks to his self-taught training, since he has not stopped studying and updating. He has won state and national awards for journalism and advertising, but that's another story. Gilberto Ceceña says that to make changes in his community it’s no longer enough to be a journalist, it is also necessary to be an activist. Gilberto Ceceña says that to make changes in his community it’s no longer enough to be a journalist, it is also necessary to be an activist. For this reason, it is frequently to see him participate as a promoter and adviser of movements and institutions that seek the common good. Despite so many activities and interests, he gives himself time to himself in his family, his friends and especially in himself, recognizing that he is very introverted. He considers that his social and professional mission is reduced to five words; "Helping those who will help". As the protagonist, it takes away a lot of time that can be invested in supporting others. Gilberto Ceceña Nuño is, in a few words, the essence derived from his family formation, his best communicating friends and his accomplices in the projects of common good. 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 Entering Gilberto Ceceña's Studio to make these spherical photographs was a magical moment for me. Knowing the place where the cartons that we have read for many years have been made, where your Cartoonist imagination has been inspired by the daily events in our community, it really was a very pleasant experience. The first 360 photograph I made at noon, when the sun was in peak and did not generate hard shadows inside. The second one I made at 8:00 a.m. in the golden hour, precisely to have a soft light and to emphasize the yellow and orange tones. This time use a Nikon SB-910 flash at 1/128 power and three meters aw
 
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.
 
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.
 
The construction of this historic building in the city of Guanajuato, began in 1797 with the purpose of serving as a granary for the population, and took twelve years to complete. Its builders were Juan de Dios Trinidad Perez and Francisco Ortiz de Castro which used a budget of 218,306 pesos. The building has hosted important national events, and now houses the Regional Museum of Guanajuato under the supervision of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). History Right after the construction was finished in 1809, food began to be stored inside and it was a year later when the independence battle, for which it is best known, took place: On September 28th, 1810, the rebel army arrived to Guanajuato, rich Spaniards and some natives took refuge inside, because they were loyal to the king and also feared that their resources would be taken away. So thanks to thick walls and sturdy doors, those inside thought they could withstand the assault. Thanks to the mining hero known as 'Pípila ' the capture was achieved, he tied a slab of stone onto his back, and approached the door to set it on fire. It was only thanks to the mining hero known as 'The Pípila ' the capture was achieved, he tied a slab of stone onto his back (so he wouldn’t get shot ), he got close enough to sprinkle oil on the door and set it on fire, achieving to let in the rebels. It should be noted that the realists were practically massacred. In another event, after the defeat of the troops commanded by Hidalgo and Allende, it was ordered for all the heads of these (besides Aldama and Jose Mariano Jimenez ) to be hung in cages that were located in the four corners of the " Castle of Granaditas " as a sign of punishment of those who were rebelled against the viceroy. These heads were exposed for almost ten years. After gaining independence the granary was still used to store grain, as well as being the venue for buying and selling grain and later served as military barracks, until the time of the second empire of Maximilian of Hapsburg in 1864, when it became a prison. In fact, it is still possible to see places where prisoners carved signatures, drawing and other things with stones. The prison was later abandoned in 1949, and in 1958 the federal and state government of the state of Guanajuato decided to turn it into a museum. This museum has a total of fourteen rooms (ten permanent exhibitions) with themes of archeology, history, art and crafts of Guanajuato, among others. It has celebrated both its 200th anniversary of its founding as well as 50 years of its didactic use for lectures, temporary exhibitions, book presentations and photographs, as well as conferences of various intellectuals. It is noteworthy to mention that many institutions include a visit to the granary as a part of their curriculum, so if you decide to visit, it is almost certain that you will find primary and secondary students. Their influx in high visiting season is more than eight hundred visitors a day, on average. Architecture With the dimensions of 75 meters long by 68 meters wide and a height of 23 meters, the granary is a sample of neoclassical style of the colony. It has no decorations on the outside except Doric style cornice of green and red. So, remember some buildings of the Tuscany, typical of that era. Likewise, the interior is decorated with murals of the painter José Chávez Morado, a native of the state. These murals were restored in 2009, which is why they currently look very colorful. If you are passing through Guanajuato, the granary is a place that you should not miss! 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 Making the virtual tour of the granary brought back memories of my childhood. When in my History of Mexico class the teacher told us that heroism of Pípila was actually true, that his origin was not a myth or legend, he was a brave man, the essential savor of his time, the flame that perhaps without it, the door of the granary would have never been set on fire and the insurgent army of Hidalgo would not have beaten the Spaniards who were hiding in that place; perhaps many years would have passed for Mexico to be a free and sovereign country. Visiting Guanajuato is a formidable experience to photograph countless beautiful places with a lot of history.
 
The University has data from the eighteenth century, colonial stage of Villa de Guanajuato, it has its bases at the Hospice of the Holy Trinity, installed on the first of October 1732, which was home room of its promoter Doña Teresa Busto and Moya, who with the cooperation of 14 rich miners of the city managed to install the first educational establishment in Guanajuato. The Hospice was history of the College of the Society of Jesus, of the ladies of Busto and Moya, and in this Hospice, served by five Jesuit missionaries, the teaching of letters and spiritual guidance to children and adults around. In 1744, the Spanish Crown gave a license so the hospice would become the College of Jesuitas instead of the College of the Holy Trinity, imparting arts courses and grammar lectures, keeping the school of “the first letters” for the children of mineworkers, maintain the campus with donations from Mrs. Busto and Moya, and the one that was given in 1738 by Don Pedro Bautista Lascuráin de Retana, consisting of four farms whose products was to be invested in the funding of a professorship of arts and support four missionaries. The College of the Holy Trinity formed a group of fifteen philosophers, graduated in 1763, all of them from the economically weak groups of Guanajuato who work on days off to spend the day studying; they were all later teachers in the various schools of Jesuits installed in the country. The construction of the Temple began on July 26th, 1747 and the College on the 29th of October 1759, in July of 1767 the Jesuits were banished, and the school was left only having one floor. The construction of the Temple began on July 26th, 1747 and the College on the 29th of October 1759, in July of 1767 the Jesuits were banished, and the school was left only having one floor. In 1796, on the December the 8th, a seminar study for pensioners was established in a part of the school premises which was not assigned by the Superior Board of Temporalities, administrator of the property of the expelled Jesuits, of the felipenses parents 1786. This school initiated its classes with fifteen internal students and for some years imparted courses of rhetoric, arts and modern philosophy. Struggles for the Independence of Mexico broke the order of studies, but nevertheless there was always educational task at the Royal College of Purisima and even after gaining independence, when Emperor Agustin of Iturbide ordered that the exchange house of Guanajuato be established in the building of the school, one teacher, the priest Marcelino Mangas, sustained a group of students studies of Rhetoric and Mathematics, as well as courses Latin in one room of the College that achieved with the consent of Iturbide himself. With the first Constitutional Government on August 29th, 1827, under the leadership of Mr. Carlos Montes of Oca Mendez the college was established, first ruler to deal with the destiny of Higher Education of Guanajuato. The campus became part of the responsibilities of the government, changing its name to the College of the Immaculate Conception, in1828. With the first Constitutional Government on August 29th, 1827, under the leadership of Mr. Carlos Montes of Oca Mendez the college was established, first ruler to deal with the destiny of Higher Education of Guanajuato. The campus became part of the responsibilities of the government, changing its name to the College of the Immaculate Conception, in1828. The building was renovated and expanded and studies included a new study plan, establishing second and third levels of education. In this professional level the professions of Mining and Law were founded, the professions of ecclesiastical and an Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture were subsistent, the school had a public Library since 1831. For a long period, from 1828 to 1867, the College of the Purisima had periods of flowering and decay, there were numerous graduates of the College who gave prestige to the institution and the country in the field of law, like Manuel Bending, Octaviano Muñoz Ledo and Ponciano Burquiza ; in letters like Juan and Ramon Valle, José Rosas Moreno and Lucio Marmolejo In 1867, the campus changed its name to National College of Guanajuato. From 1870 to 1882, Technical and scientific careers proliferated, research flourishes and many of the inventors and discoverers won international awards for their work, Severo Navia, Vicente Fernandez, Juan N. Contreras, Juan Bonifacio Olivares, Guerrero and Nicéforo Manuel Villasenor are some of the examples of the excellence in teaching of the State College . Until 1915 the State College had the support of rulers like Florencio Antillon and Francisco Z. Mena that worried about the future of knowledge. In 1945, thanks to the enthusiasm, the dynamism and firmness of Mr. Armando Olivares Carrillo, the last director of the State College, this became the University of Guanajuato. In 1945, thanks to the enthusiasm, the dynamism and firmness of Mr. Armando Olivares Carrillo, the last director of the State College, this became the University of Guanajuato. In 1952 the rector Antonio Torres Gomez created the School of Music Symphony Orchestra of the University and the School of Dramatic Arts, this last one although not long-lasting, constituted a fundamental background for the staging of the Cervantinos Entremeses -germen International Cervantino Festival - thanks to the vision and effort of Enrique Ruelas and Eugenio Trueba Olivares, who, on the other hand, being rector of the University founded two cultural institutions that remain forefront of cultural diffusion in the region: the Cine Club and Radio University, besides being the main promoter of the University Theater, which continues to represent the Cervantinos Entremeses in the Plaza of San Roque in the city of Guanajuato. On the night of April 13, 1963, presented for the first time in the Plaza of San Roque and as a complementary event to Cervantinos Entremeses, the musical group known as the “Estudiantina” of the University of Guanajuato. That same night, this group would also create the musical spectacle that characterizes the city known as the Callejoneada. This group is the first of its kind established in America and that would have a strong echo in the emergence of new estudiantinas and “tunas”, across the country, then the rest of the continent. In October 1991, while Master Juan Carlos Romero Hicks was rector, the university community was invited to participate in the process of autonomy and regulatory reform; on May 11th, 1994 the LV Legislature of the State Congress passed the Organic Law of the University with which it obtained the authority and responsibility to govern itself. In October 1991, while Master Juan Carlos Romero Hicks was rector, the university community was invited to participate in the process of autonomy and regulatory reform; on May 11th, 1994 the LV Legislature of the State Congress passed the Organic Law of the University with which it obtained the authority and responsibility to govern itself. More than a decade later, in full exercise and responsibility for their autonomy, the university community relived an intense transformation process that led to a multi-campus structure and a new academic model that will allow the institution to better respond to the needs of society in terms of coverage, relevance and educational offerings. The new process of change was led by the now former rector, Dr. Arturo Lara Lopez, and gave rise to a draft of the organic law, which was approved by the University Council on May 16th 2006, a document that indicates institutional will of adopting a new organic and academic model characterized by a multi-campus structure, the departmental performance and matrix of its higher education subsystem and the integration of a subsystem of high school. On May 31st 2007, the LX Constitutional Legislature of the state of Guanajuato unanimously approved the new Organic Law of the University of Guanajuato, and on June 15th of that year, the State Governor, Juan Manuel Oliva Ramirez, published in the Official Gazette of the State of Guanajuato such regulations for its entry into force on October the 15th. In this way, the institution began a new phase of its history. On March 26th 2015, the plenary of the LXII Legislature of the Congress of Guanajuato unanimously approved grant to the University of Guanajuato recognition of "Meritorious University" for its contributions to education, science, art and culture in the state Guanajuato and in the country as well as its consolidation and international prestige of the university. 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 Walking the streets of Guanajuato taking sphere photos allows us to get to know the history of this beautiful city and how prominent personalities have contributed to its development. With a budget of 700 thousand pesos and thanks to the efforts of the rector Torres Gomez, on the 4th of February 1950 the construction of the Auditorium of the University began, in addition to classrooms, workshops and offices of the Faculty of Engineering in the building of Lascuráin Retana. From the beginning the monumental staircase was projected, which along with the facade constituted an unmistakable symbol of the identity of the university and icon of the city of Guanajuato. These works, along with the auditorium and other spaces were conceived and executed by the Arq. Vicente Urquiaga Rojas.
 
“La Esquina”, Museum of Popular Mexican Toys, represents the Foundation for Conservation of The Juguete Popular Mexicano AC, is one of the museums in Latin America that specializes in permanently displaying approximately three thousand craft handmade toys in four permanent galleries and one temporary, highlighting its artistic qualities as an expression of creativity and cultural diversity. The collection Angelica Tijerina, the basis of the collection represents the work of more than fifty years of collecting pottery, paper, wood, vegetable fibers, metalwork, textiles and other commodities and branches of national handicraft production, with them It shows the cultural richness of Mexican toys all around Mexico, full of creativity, color, wit, identity and sense of fun and festive folk traditions. The teacher Angelica Tijerina of Perez Salinas, has a Master’s degree in Spanish Literature from the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, she is currently the President of the Foundation for the Conservation of Juguete Popular Mexicano A.C. and Director of La Esquina Museum of the Popular Mexican Toy. She is also author of the books: "Las aristas del sueño", "Hojas de mas" and "Disolvencias". As a full- time collector, she devotes all her energy to promoting artists’ work by spreading their art work and promoting public recognition for the Mexican toy. The craftsmen that exhibit their work at the Museum have been specially selected by the quality of their toys, representatives of their regions and masters of the techniques and materials that give them identity : Luis Acuña is a man who picks up cardboard in the streets, Rogelio Cruz makes miniature figures in openwork wood, Guillermo Trejo invents with ingenious mechanisms , wooden games for the delight of children and adults, Martin Estrada uses tins to create carts, tricycles or colored trumpets with aniline. Let's go tinker the toys with our eyes The wind on our face and the tricycle at full speed, we were in the village with my dad and sisters, the large schoolyard allowed us to run around and ride until we were out of sight, turning into the hut from where we returned to with dusty socks and our skirts flying... The wind on our face and the tricycle at full speed, we were in the village with my dad and sisters, the large schoolyard allowed us to run around and ride until we were out of sight, turning into the hut from where we returned to with dusty socks and our skirts flying... That sense of freedom and freshness I enjoy year after year with the arrival of marvelous toys made by artisans for the contest. It is a creative surge for the environment of the popular Mexican folk toy that our dear friends succeed to make with their hands, using materials from their environment: they transform wood chips into cars and trucks with miniature passengers, Ferris wheels, horses and their riders juggling, poise and distinction in the figures. Natural fibers intertwine with dreams turning them into trains and planes that will soon undertake flight, wool fabrics and rayon cloths become beautiful dolls. Musical instruments, waiting for the musicians, cookware made out of clay decorate tin stoves or wood oven. And the tamale sellers or gas suppliers are made into tiny figures and let you play imitating the world and the village chores. World of realities made into a game, pick up the pace to reach the adult world riding on a stick with a horse head made out of cardboard and the fresh smell of paste. World of realities made into a game, pick up the pace to reach the adult world riding on a stick with a horse head made out of cardboard and the fresh smell of paste. Play and keep playing, developing those pieces that become the exhibit for the fifth contest of the Popular Mexican Toy. Thanks to the efforts of our craftsmen today we can share with you the warmth and devotion of artisans who make toys in Mexico, welcome to the village, villages of Mexico represented from Chihuahua to Yucatan the pedaling of our friends, artisans, have come to the park Guanajuato Bicentennial and the museum of the Popular Mexican toy, where this pair of parallel exhibits contain the winners and are selected in this issue. Teacher Angélica Tijerina 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 There are times when you photograph of what you see, but sometimes photograph what you discover. It was a very pleasant surprise to visit the Museum of Mexican Folk Toy, where you find wonderful work of Mexican artisans who have specialized in the production of toys. Perhaps one of the biggest challenges that I had with this virtual tour was that almost all the pieces on display are inside furniture with glass windows and light reflections can be a problem for both the high contrast and for the toys to be shot with clarity.
 
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.
 
San Miguel owes a lot to this house of culture and education. Built in the eighteenth century, commissioned by Don Manuel de La Canal, initially as a manor house, the building underwent significant ups and downs over almost two centuries. In 1927, the diplomat and Peruvian artist Felipe Cossio, encouraged by the great intellectual Alfonso Reyes and Jose Vasconcelos and strongly supported by a team of partners that integrated his former PR, American Stirling Dickinson, former Guanajuato governor Enrique Fernández Martínez and Nell Harris wife of the governor, founded the College of Fine Arts and the destiny of the town would change forever. The influx of students brought San Miguel economic relief: Shops, hotels and restaurants began to flourish. In 1950, four years after the creation of the National Institute of Fine Arts, the National Association of Universities and Institutions of Higher Education was formed, with which the Institute Allende formed part of an important educational network that today includes the Maryland Art Institute, Chicago Art Institute, University of Minnesota, Ontario College of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, among others. Starting from the decade of the fifties, a growing number of American war veterans began to move to San Miguel, as a peaceful and quiet option to spend their last years. The advantage that Institute offered was to validate studies in North America, as well as being recognized internationally for studying there. Today, besides the continuity of more than 60 years of education, the Institute Allende houses galleries, cafes, offices and is one of the most popular sites for weddings and events. Adorned with beautifully decorated murals and domes (some presumably made by the painter Martinez Little- blood, the same artist who decorated the Shrine of Atotonilco), the interior courtyards provide pleasant shade and a peaceful atmosphere for visitors, who will not stop being amazed with the architecture of such a beautiful place. 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 the magical town of San Miguel of Allende is the Instituto Allende, a place that because of its picturesque architecture and frescoes colonial colors create a beautiful setting. A site that has a spectacular terrace overlooking the center of the city and the parish of San Miguel Archangel, these majestic views created the ideal frame for the realization of this virtual tour.
 
Located in the heart of Atotonilco, Guanajuato, just eight km away from San Miguel de Allende, towering walls of a church from the 18th century rise grandly. It is a living sanctuary, its religious use continues today. Today, this community is known thanks to the title given to its beautiful Sanctuary of Atotonilco in 2008 by UNESCO, which along with the historic center of San Miguel de Allende name it “Cultural Heritage of Humanity ".This priceless treasure has been an arduous rescue work over the past ten years. The architectural ensemble consists of the main nave, vestry and more than 6 adjoining chapels, and several rooms; spaces illustrated with mural and easel painting, etched altars and sculptures. The building's facade is smooth, with very high walls topped by an inverted arch, forming a ruffle. Upon entering the temple the contrast is striking: the main nave, all walls and ceilings are almost completely covered with mural paintings, sculpture, inscriptions and oil paintings in a style called Mexican folk baroque, although the indigenous influence can be seen. The only exception is the neoclassical altars that were later installed. The magnum art work was designed and directed by Father Luis Felipe Neri of Alfaro, who was inspired by the Holy Sepulcher located in Jerusalem for the conception of the mystical spaces that comprise it. Most of the mural was made by Antonio Martinez de Pocasangre with some parts made by Jose Maria Barajas during a period of thirty years with almost no free space among the many images. The painting style mimics Flemish painting which was known through the Belgian impressions that the Spanish brought from Europe. This mural has made that the complex be called the "Sistine Chapel of America" or the "Sistine Chapel of Mexico.” As an example of this influence is the architectural plant of the annexed Chapels of the Holy Sepulcher and Calvary which together result in the perfect picture of a Latin cross where the arms of the cross make up three magnificent apsidal chapels. In addition, deep into the Sacristy there are two oil paintings of the eighteenth century that illustrate and compare the similarities between the landscapes of San Miguel de Allende and Jerusalem. It is important to mention that this painting is one of the oldest historical records of the urban layout of the town of San Miguel el Grande. 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 Conservation of works of art involves an exhaustive control of the environmental conditions in which the work of art is located, including the lighting conditions of the place. When we leave anything in the sun for a while, the characteristics of that object often changes (especially the saturation and hue of colors). Something similar happens with pictures and camera flashes. Perhaps a particular flash may not have major consequences on a picture, but multiply that flash by the huge number of visitors who have some museums and you will understand the reason for photo prohibition. Making the Virtual Tour of the Sanctuary of Jesus Nazareno in Atotonilco, cultural heritage of humanity; was an unforgettable experience for me. The beauty of this Sanctuary captivates all visitor
 
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.
 
The still young city of Los Mochis, rises proudly as a real gem of the northwest of Mexico. “Mochim” plural of “Mochic” which translates from the cahitan language as “Tortuga de tierra” (land turtle) o “Mochi” name of a plant which abounded in the zone in which it now settles. Doña (Mrs) María Ochoa, daughter of Don (Mr) Zacarias Ochoa who got to meet and deal with Benjamin F. Jhonston, founder of the sugar mill that gave life to the population, testified (and there’s still an original map of that date who´s copy is in “La Casa del Centenario”) that the name had a simpler origin: “Los Mochos”, a nearby ranch, it was called like that because the founder of that family was missing one arm, and the settlers who lived in the socialist colony of Owen, degenerated the term, because of their foreignism they pronounced it “Los Mochis” until finally it remained as: “Los Mochis”. Hail beautiful lady of Valle del Fuerte! Beyond the linguistic paternity of the name, the population who gave its first hesitant steps around the chimneys of the sugar factory, was destined to be called the progressive and beautiful city in which it has become, being among the first in great life quality and of the most progressive of the Mexican Republic. Gone forever are the muddy streets during rainy season and big dust storms during winter. Nevermore will the “black rain” of soot from the chimneys and cane burning from the nearby fields will be seen it. The heavy creaking of the bogies where carries were made from the place of cutting to the mills of the factory. Nevermore will wagons be pulled by trucks and tractors lifting dust storms and children running after them from the settlements and small towns to steal the sweet and juicy sugar canes that were spilled on the sides giving free treats for the poor. Goodbye forever to the pitched and melancholic whistle that marked the life of the mochitenses between great gulps of steam thrown by the big black chimneys always covered in soot. Finally, the factory that stamped agonizingly in the last harvests, ceased to exist. Ironically the city that started out joyous at the beginning of the last century, eventually drowned it and the changes of progress annihilated it. But like the Phoenix, from those black ashes has emerged a new creation! An extraordinary turning point has been opened between nostalgia and tradition. The community of homes made of wood, huts made of mud, two traffic lights by the main street which were subject of admiration by the locals of that time, has had the extraordinary metamorphosis of the silkworm and a butterfly has sprouted that flutters beautifully in the green valley. Today it opens its arms to the brothers of Mexico and the world that arrive by air, sea and land. Today it gets ready to tell everyone, that it is a worthy and beautiful city with all the comforts and services. ¨Come! ¨ She says proudly and self-satisfied. 
¨Come! Everyone is welcomed¨ Meanwhile the ones who are here, from the bottom of our hearts and with the most sense of respect and the most intimate gratitude we say to you: Hail to Los Mochis! Hail beatiful lady of Valle del Fuerte! 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 Thanks to Hotel Best Wester from Los Mochis for the facilities that help us to elaborate this tour. The night photograph at that altitude is complicated on account of the wind, even if it is really light, the camera can move and the quality will no longer be acceptable. Because of this the diaphragm can’t be closed too much and the ISO has to be higher to get an appropriate shutter speed.
 
In the 1930s the most powerful nation in the world, USA: collapses due to the Great Depression triggered by the "Crash" of 1929 that has global consequences. Great social and political tensions are provoked and give place to the rise of dictatorships like those of Adolf Hitler in Germany and Francisco Franco in Spain. During those days the world's tallest building in New York, the Empire State is inaugurated, and the famous gangster Al Capone is finally placed in the hands of justice and sentenced to 11 years of prison from where he would not get out alive. In theaters the world was shocked in horror with Dracula, The Dr. Frankenstein and King Kong. Here in the peacefulness of a population that is emerging between chinames, wood houses and brick houses of the American colony, is concern about the culture and education. A young and restless teacher who had come from other lands, undertakes the task to begin the construction of a building on the hillside of Cerro de la Memoria to host what would be the first high school in the northwest and north of the state of Sinaloa. He was Conrado Espinoza, who helped by another young and self-taught teacher, Alejandro Aviles Inzunza, would start the extraordinary work of educating and training of several generations of men committed to their environment. Nowadays this big old house maintained and preserved houses the "Casa de la Cultura Conrado Espinoza," leaving behind its nickname "College Hill" It is one of the iconic places of what was the sugarcane city and clings to the years and the rocky base once called "Memorial Hill". On the ground floor converted into a museum and multipurpose room, drink together lovers of culture and the arts. On the second floor exhibition galleries and municipal art gallery and in the third and final beautiful terraces and lounge where good coffee is drank while having access to poetry, and good books, and the most spectacular sunsets of this region are appreciated. All of this occurs while as night falls, a mysterious halo surrounds the house by which they assure laughs and children's voices and some faces of the ones that are already gone, peek through the windows glimpsing to the new Los Mochis they did not get to 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 How this Virtual Tour was made Museums like “Casa de la Cultura Conrado Espinoza”, where besides its architecture highlight its gardens and its content, are an opportunity for the magic of photo sphere which allows us to appreciate the beauty of the whole environment. In this occasion I did not use the rod Nodal Ninja and natural light coming through the windows helped me achieve uniformity in the white balance.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Plaza Machado is one of the most ancient in Mazatlán; historical records show it was built, in 1837, with the economic support of a rich storekeeper of cloth, silver and pearls, Juan Nepomuceno Machado. The plaza was originally built with a concourse which was surrounded with 36 majestic stone benches and leafy orange trees, being this the reason why this place was known as “Orange tree walk” during a long period of time. When he realized that the construction of the dam “Olas Altas” in 1832 had allowed to use a great part of the field near the sea, he had the opportunity to take possession of a big property that later would be donated to the city on condition that there would be established a public plaza. It was until 1881 when the plaza was renovated and a kiosk was added, which still remains today. Plaza Machado is a venue for Carnival celebrations, due to the gastronomic festival which takes place each year. In this festival the best and the most representative local restaurants offer their best dishes. Other activities, such as painting exhibitions, book fairs and political and cultural events take place here, too. 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 In December, Plaza Machado was decorated due to Christmas holidays, creating a greater festivity atmosphere and generating a colorful sight with its Christmas lights. It’s one of the places I most appreciate in Mazatlán. Their well-preserved ancient buildings, cobbled streets, and exquisite scents from the local restaurants, their well-groomed gardens give an invitation to stroll around. This virtual tour was made at eye level and at 3 meters of height. For this occasion it was used an f/8 diaphragm aperture, ISO 1600 and 1⁄2 second speed as there was not too much movement.
 
Universidad de Occidente is the second institute with the largest educational coverage at university degree level in Sinaloa state. Nowadays, this institution has 8 campuses (Los Mochis, Guasave, Culiacan, Mazatlan, Guamuchil, El Fuerte, Escuinapa and El Rosario) all around the state. “The academic supporting and an intensive cultural and sporting activity are the best way to contribute the growth of Sinaloa”. At the beginning, the institute used to offer bachelor’s degree only in 2 fields of study, and in these days, it has increased up to 18, which are: bachelor of business administration, computer science, marketing, accounting and finance, tourism management, psychology, communication, laws and social science, government and public management, civil engineering, industrial and systems engineering, environmental engineering, biology, nursing, and music. As postgraduate degree it offers 6 Masters, which are: Business Administration, Human Development, Information Systems, Public Policy and Management, Clinical Psychology, and Tourism Management. It also offers 3 PhDs, which are: Administrative Sciences, Tourism Management, and Biotechnology. By doing this, UdeO fulfills its commitment to Sinaloa and Mexico. 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 In a cool January afternoon, around 5:30, when starts the “golden hour” in which the colors magenta, yellow and orange are stood out the sky, from the outside I took a picture of the beauty and modern auditorium building of Universidad de Occidente. Inside, the artificial lighting highlights, generated with first world class equipment operated by technicians from Sinaloa, creating a very pleasant setting. Using a long exposure bracketing with 3 images separated by two steps one from another and then using channels to create selections the picture was done. The group photo was also processed by using bracketing, and the same exposure to make the selections of images so that the students didn’t look blurred or with closed eyes. Thanks to M.Sc. Guillermo Aaron Sanchez, Rector of Universidad de Occidente and to Dr. Juan Niebla, Rector of the institute in Culiacan, for their support in the accomplishment of this virtual tour.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Founded as the Museum of Culiacan; inaugurated on December 14th, 1958. The Regional Museum of Sinaloa is the most ancient of the city. During half a century has been a space for entailment with the past, strengthening our regional identity. The building is located within the Constitution Civic Center, place that integrate libraries, sport areas and a zoo. Its style is enrolled in the tide of the architectural functionalism, with an authenticity and efficiency from the period, becoming into the first example in Culiacan from the action of plastic integration between architecture, writing and painting. The murals made of Byzantines mosaics surrounding the building, a piece of art made by the artist Rolando Arjona, are a beautiful cathedra of the regional history with the original design of the official seal of the State of Sinaloa. PRE-HISPANIC SINALOA The current territory that comprehends the State of Sinaloa was inhabited before the Spanish conquest in 1530 by native groups with an important cultural, social, economic and religious development. These small groups were located by the coasts and beaches, by the banks of the rivers and streams, by the valleys and some places by the mountains. Their activities would vary from hunting, fishing and harvest. COLONIAL SINALOA The colonizers arrived to these lands decades after the conquest of Tenochtitlan. It was until 1530 when Beltran Nuño Guzman arrived to the territory of Sinaloa. SINALOA XIX CENTURY Once consummated the Independence of Mexico in 1821 and after the dissolution of the Empire of Agustín de Iturbide, Mexico is born again to start the process of becoming a republic. It is only after that moment when through the command of the 19th of July 1823 the Supreme Executive power represented by Mariano Michelena, according with the Sovereign Congress by proposal of the Deputies of the Internal Provinces from the West, these were divided into the provinces of Sonora and Sinaloa. The province of Sinaloa settled its residence in the Ville of Culiacan, being declared as the capital; trough these changes the delimitation of the territory of Sinaloa started, taking into consideration the development of their productive activities, taking advantage of the natural resources and propitiating the consolidation of different groups such as: business, workers, farmers, politicians and religious people; professionals and social fighters. It would emerge after the unification of both provinces what was called Estado de Occidente, to be later in 1831 transformed into what is known today as Estado Libre y Soberano de Sinaloa( Free and Sovereign State of Sinaloa). The human representation is complex, because trough the light of those political movements emerged interests, passions, tragedies and joys that are still amazing the generations. 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 the Virtual Tour was made The Photography of the Regional Museum from Sinaloa was a magical experience that allowed me to know more about the history about our loved Sinaloa. On the outside of the building I used in two virtual tours a Nodal Ninja Stick three meters high to get a semi area picture. The rest of the photos were taken from a standard high with the help of a tripod.
 
One of the busiest and most beautiful avenues in Culiacán is the avenue Alvaro Obregón, colloquially called “La Obregón”. During weekdays thousands of people cross this road from north to south to get to work, school or malls. For this reason, on a drizzling Sunday morning and while the majority of the citizens of Culiacán were still in their houses I took the decision to do a photographic tour by the main buildings of this very important street of the capital of Sinaloa. On the corner of Ciudades Hermanas with Obregón there is a pretty garden, small, well-kept and adorned with palm trees. The people who attend the mass at the Lomita, one of the best known catholic churches in the city dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe, and that is located on a hill which possesses a great view of the city and you can get to the park by the its long stairs. This is where we started our photographic tour. By the Obregon, between Leyva Solano Boulevard and Francisco Villa Street, is the sports center Juan S. Millán, which was previously called “Parque Revolución”, it was built more than 50 years ago and where great artistic and sport events were held. Here is where Julio César Chávez made his professional debut as boxer. It is currently the house of the city basketball team, Caballeros de Culiacan. Inaugurated on October 8th, 1842, the building that today hosts the city hall of Culiacán by the avenue Obregón, between Mariano Escobedo and Benito Juárez, meant for the people that lived in the Ville of San Miguel something never seen before, because it was the first two floor building with such a beauty in its construction. At the beginning it was built as the National Tridentine seminary of Sonora and Sinaloa, being one of the most important on the northwest of the country that operated until the Reform war. The building that harbors the City Hall of Culiacán since 1980, was proposed in similarity to the European cloisters, with a main yard surrounded by semicircular arches and rooms all around the perimeter. According to the chronicle of Culiacán, its edification was an odyssey. In 1799, the Bishop from Sonora, Fray Francisco María Rousset de Jesús negotiated with the authorities in charge of the installation of a Seminar School where the priests needed for the parishes from the northwest zone were to graduate. For that, he searched for a location where to build, and he found it a hundred steps south from the local Cathedral, where there was a big orchard and a small hermitage dedicated to San José. The Bishop bought the land with his own money, hired an expert in masonry of last name Flores and the foundations to start the work were opened. The resources were not enough, and 29 years away from the beginning of the project, on May 13th, 1838, under the direction of Lázaro de la Garza and Ballesteros, the seventh bishop of Sonora, the edification continued. After four years, the work was completed, with rocks brought from Mojolo, Imala and Badiraguato, styled by artisans that De la Garza and Ballesteros got from within the country. Its function In different stages of the history of the state, the building was used as a blood hospital in war times, or depositary of administrative offices of the government in peaceful times. In 1917, the governor Ramón F. Iturbe got the federal authorities to agree to give the building to turn it into the Hospice Francisco I. Madero, which gave accommodation, food and education to the children of the deceased in the battlefields of Sinaloa during the Mexican Revolution. There was also established the feminine school Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, in 1947, which hosted the Normal Urban Evening School, name which made it independent from the Normal School, until 1960, when the governor Gabriel Leyva Velázquez disposed it to work as the Government Palace of the State. When arriving to Angel Flores Street we can see the Cathedral of Saint Michael Archangel, previously known as Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, which is the headquarters of the diocesan of Culiacán, as well as the most ancient of the city, appearing in records since 1842. On May 12th of that same year the building of it started thanks to the initiative of the seventh Bishop of Sonora and Sinaloa, Lázaro de la Garza y Ballesteros, and was finished in 1855. It has a neoclassic architecture with some strokes of baroque. Its frontage presents different incrustations of pink quarry. On the corner of Obregón and Zaragoza, you can find the Casino of Culiacán, currently the Casino of the Culture. Designed and built in 1943 by the engineer Constantino Haza Peralta, in this building the parties of the best of the society of Culiacán were held during many years. After that it was abandoned for some time and today has been restored to bring back part of its old life. Its style is Art Deco, with some applications a bit more modern that give it great elegance. In the interior of the building a small library is currently running as well as an artisanal exposition, and a gallery with photographs and memories of the carnivals and other parties that have been celebrated in the building along its history. The most ancient bridge built in Culiacán, made in 1904, is the bridge Miguel Hidalgo (Also known before as Cañedo), which links the avenue Álvaro Obregon from the center to the north of the city. It has ramps to both piers. From there Parque las Riberas (Riberas’s park) is visible, located by the Urban Development Tres Rios, by the riveras of the rivers Humaya and Tamazula. It is a space of about 120 hectares with natural characteristics clear to identify because due to its location is now integrated to the urban development and is defined as the public sustainable space for recreation most important of Culiacán. It is a very big park, where people can be spectators of beautiful sunsets and where lots of families go to spend some time outdoors. We concluded our photographic tour at the Civil Hospital of Culiacán, located by Tierra Blanca on Álvaro Obregón Avenue # 1422.The building of this now hospital was built on some piece of land donated by the family Valenzuela during the government of the Ing. Juan de Dios Bátiz in the twenties and the building concluded during the government of the General Macario Gaxiola. The official opening was held on September 16th, 1932 by the governor of that time, Macario Gaxiola, being his first administrator, Doctor Mario Camelo y Vega. It is also important to mention that the Civil Hospital of the State was its name during those days and was the first great construction work done in the health area in Sinaloa by the revolutionary regime. 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 All the tour was made in approximately two hours, despite of the little rain that would make a little difficult some shots. The light with soft shadows generates contrasts and tonalities very pleasant. I was very careful of constantly cleaning the target in order to not have spots out of the drops of rain. For the printing I added a bit more of contrast so the pictures had stronger colors and intense blacks.
 
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 building that harbors this museum was built in 1837 and in its first years was a Town Hall (House for the bishop and senior clerics); after that, it was the Official Residence and the Hall of the Powers of the state. There, the endorsement of the constitution was sworn in 1857. Occasionally, the yard was used as theater to present operettas and comedies. In 1890 was remodeled by the Architect Luis F. Molina to change it into the City Hall. Since 1980 it was used as a local police headquarters. In 1990 was restored to host the museum, the opening of it was on November 21st, 1991. It shelters one of the main plastic heritages from the northwest of Mexico, which is about more than 400 pieces, where the collection of the Mexican School of Painting by the end of the XIX century stands up, even to the present day. Within the collection a self-portrait of Diego Rivera from 1906 is found, as well as pieces of art of Juan Cordero, Francisco Goitia, Roberto Montenegro, Gerardo Murillo (Dr. Ált), José Luis Cuevas, Lilia Carrillo, Francisco Toledo, Rufino Tamayo, Pedro Coronel and Francisco Moreno Capdevila, among others. 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 To get the best illumination and avoid high contrasts, the majority of the pictures are taken in either the first or last hours of the day. In this occasion was at three in the afternoon when I did the shots and to avoid the over exposition of the sealing in the shots I did three photographies with two steps of difference in the exposition and PTGui and stitched them in HDR.
 
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.
 
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.
 
The favorite place in each town is their Plaza (small open space in which the town’s festivities take place). Mocorito’s Plaza construction started in 1900 and it was inaugurated under the name of “Hidalgo” in September 16, 1902. 10 handcarts full of human bones were dug from there due to Spanish religious custom, which was that the burial should be on the churchyards or on the fields near the church. At Mocorito “Magic Town”, there are old houses and buildings that own a historical significance. At Mocorito “Magic Town”, there are old houses and buildings that own a historical significance.Among the most important is Mocorito’s Church, preceded by an adobe chapel built by Spanish people. This chapel had to be destroyed to start with the construction of a more stable church under the work of Indian people and it was finished until the 17th century. Due to that, it possesses mix-style architecture: the center of the facade is built of quarry, and the rest of the front part, including the tower, is built of brick. Inside of the church, there are 14 pictures that date back to the 16th century, which represent the ViaCrucis, these have existed for over 400 years. The Town possesses other buildings that date back to the same period, which are the churches of Capirato and Comanito. Mocorito has given the example of important historical figures, such as Mrs. Agustina Ramírez, Mr.Eustaquio Buelna and General Rafael Buelna Tenorio. Mocorito has given the example of important historical figures, such as Mrs. Agustina Ramírez, Mr.Eustaquio Buelna and General Rafael Buelna Tenorio.At this Plaza, there are three bronze sculptures that represent these three heroic people from Mocorito, and give its name: “La Plaza de los Tres Grandes”. 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 Plantet How this virtual tour was made These pictures were taken at 7:00 p.m. at the blue hour, the last moment with light on the sky. There was a family atmosphere at Hidalgo’s Plaza. For those people who like watching sports, there were some volleyball courts where they could enjoy watching some games. Music was listened everywhere. The visitants’ sight and smell were sweetened with traditional handcrafts and candies, making it an unrepeatable, nice Friday evening. Mocorito’s beauty and its architecture, handcraft and gastronomy’s richness are the perfect excuse to visit the Magic Town.