The port of Altata, head of Sindicatura of the town of Navolato, considered at the moment as a port of passage and place for family time, has had high and lows throughout its history, one which dates back to 1834 when it acquired importance by being qualified as the landing of charter vessels of merchandise, declaring itself to be an sea port in 1847, being from then until the beginning of the 20th century, the second most importance in the State of Sinaloa, for Its traffic, surpassed only by Mazatlán. Altata was ratified as a sea port on November 30th, 1881, supported by its magnificent geographical location. Altata was ratified as a sea port on November 30th, 1881, supported by its magnificent geographical location that became a point of link for the introduction and distribution of goods brought from other countries to Mexico, as well as for the exit of agricultural, industrial, and mining production, not only from Sinaloa but also from the neighboring states like, Chihuahua and Durango to other parts of the Mexican Republic and abroad, through its connections to San Francisco, California, through the Curacao steam of the Pacific Coast Steamship Co. ". That form of communication and transportation was extended with the routes that covered the Guaymas, Manzanillo and Porfirio Díaz Vapors of the company that owns and administers the Occidental Railroad of Mexico, touching the ports of La Paz, Mazatlán, San Blas, State of Nayarit; Manzanillo, State of Colima and Altata. In 1883, Altata received a new impulse to economical development. Increasing with this its contribution to the rest of the entity and the country. In 1883, Altata received a new impulse to economical development. Increasing with this its contribution to the rest of the entity and the country. At the beginning of its operations, the Western Railroad of Mexico, whose route only reached Culiacan, despite the original concession, indicating Durango, the state capital of the same name as the target, with the Altata station being one of the most important, “El Tacuarinero" was for more than three decades the only means of transport, of passage and load, with reliablity at that time in which those that today are productive agricultural fields, were only surfaces covered by thick mountain. In the history of Altata there are very important passages, such as the fact that in the second decade of the present century it was the scene of the armed struggles during the Mexican Revolution. In 1864, French troops landed into Culiacan in an intent to capturing the city, being repelled by General Antonio Rosales, in San Pedro town, today part of the Navolato city. In 1864, French troops landed into Culiacan in an intent to capturing the city, being repelled by General Antonio Rosales, in San Pedro town, today part of the Navolato city. One of the events recorded in Altata and that were in the history of our country, is that there, the General Plutarco Elías Calles deposited his vote in favor of the candidacy of General Lázaro Cárdenas, who on assuming the first magistracy expelled him from Mexico in 1936. The country's progress in terms of roads, such as the construction of the South-Pacific Railroad of Mexico in 1907, and the construction of the international highways and Culiacán-Navolato-Altata, led to a change in the Transportation programs, both passenger and cargo, and because the operation cost could not be paid, the route that from 1883 to 1934 was known as the Western Railroad of Mexico was cancelled due to insufficent funds, with its train known as "El Tacuarinero". This last event was decisive for Altata to "come to less"; i.e., an important source of work was terminated, as was the movement of loading of train to the vapors and vice versa. Also, the visits of "tourists" who periodically arrived to the port for their disbursements, although scarce, to support some restaurants and groceries that at that time functioned, decreased; activity that recovered noticeably when the road opened in the early "forties". Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery How this Virtual Tour was made Altata is a port that is very close to Culiacán and is a much visited place for its beautiful landscapes, exquisite seafood and especially for the hospitality of its residents. I did this virtual tour in the first minutes of the golden hour, getting some oranges and yellow saturated because that type of light still does not have great contrasts. Perhaps the most important thing to get a good image is to "retract" the histogram, to get the most shades in both illuminations and shadows.
 
Every project that is recognized as great has its history, and the Country Club of Culiacán is no exception, and to talk about it we must go back to 1955, the year in which the first efforts are made by Emilio Senac and Oscar Felix to gather friends who would like to play golf. The first group meets to practice this sport in a makeshift camp located in the colonia Chapultepec. The first group meets for the practice of this sport in an improvised field located in the colony Chapultepec. The following year, the growing number of players made the facilities inadequate and “Lomas de Culiacan Golf Club” was founded, on land donated by Don Ricardo Aguilar Figueroa. In the mid-1960s, and due to the real demand from golf players, as well as the fact that the mound lands became insufficient, the idea was to build a golf course that could satisfy all the needs of those who were passionate about this sport. The dreams of the pioneers crystallized on January 20, 1966, date in which the Country Club of Culiacan S.A. of C.V. was opened, in the lands where it is currently located. The dreams of the pioneers crystallized on January 20, 1966, date in which the Country Club of Culiacan S.A. of C.V. was opened, in the lands where it is currently located. The accomplishment of this project is thanks to the ability, will and effort of people such as: Adolfo Clouthier, Mario Tamayo, Alfonso Zaragoza, Miguel Angel Suarez, Arnoldo Murillo, Luis Flores Sarmiento, Adolfo Esquer, Jaime Peña Batiz, Alvaro Acosta, Hector Buelna Aviles, Víctor Manuel Corella, Gilberto Maytorena, Jose Félix Ceceña, Benjamín J. López, Emilio Senac, Rafael Yhip Palacios, Óscar Lelevier Bátiz and Jorge Chávez Castro. The golf course "The Iguanas" is a beautiful 18-hole course, with Putting Green and a practice tee, and other services such as carts and golf equipment, carts in the field, as well as a golf sports shop, where you can find everything you need for your personal golf equipment, with a schedule of: 6:00 AM At 8:00 PM In the Country Club tennis area there are several courts: 2 clay courts, a stadium court, 6 laykold courts and a tennis shop where you can purchase any accessories to practice tennis. The courts have the conditions and pleasant climate to practice this type of sport with a schedule of: 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM. “The Iguanario” is an ecological place where there are different types of animals, mainly iguanas, since in Country Club they are of vital importance to the sports club because it is the symbol that identifies it in the golf course "The Iguanas". For the conservation of this species, “Iguanario” has a schedule: 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery How this Virtual Tour was made One Sunday morning, after a day of intense rain, I was at the golf course of the Country Club of Culiacan, taking 360 spherical photos to elaborate this virtual tour. I really liked the colors of the landscape, all the trees and plants were still wet and a pleasant aroma was all over the place. Luckily it was not raining and I was able to fly with the Phantom 3 drone. Perhaps the biggest problem you have to face when shooting with this type of drones is that the lens diaphragm is fixed at f / 2.8 and you cannot make images as with a DSLR camera.
 
No one knows with certainty in what year to locate when the ceremonies of the Virgin of Guadalupe initiated in the chapel of our lady of Guadalupe, better known as La Lomita, in Culiacan. In what historians and priest do coincide, is that 485 years ago when the city of Culiacan was funded, the same that has passed since the image of the Virgin appeared for the first time in Mexico. It was in 1531 when the Indian Juan Diego (canonized on July 31, 2002 by Pope Juan Pablo ll) saw the Virgin for the first time, while walking on a hill. The story tells us that the Virgin asked him who would later become the first indigenous saint of the American continent and to look for the Bishop Fray de Zumarraga to express his desire to build a temple on the hill of Tepeyac. That same year, on September 29 (the appearance happened on December 12), the Villa of San Miguel of Culiacan began to repopulate of Spaniards, meanwhile Culiacan already existed, it was a small hamlet, describes the historian Herberto Sinagawa Montoya. Although for Sinagawa the two historical facts are a simple coincidence, for the church the foundation of Culiacan and the appearance of the Virgin Morena on the same year was a religious sign. "Something that draws much attention is the coming of our lady of Guadalupe to Mexico coincides with the year of the foundation of Culiacan, In September the city is founded and in December the Virgin of Guadalupe appears ", relates the vicar of La Lomita, Rosario Enríquez. "Something that draws much attention is the coming of our lady of Guadalupe to Mexico coincides with the year of the foundation of Culiacan, In September the city is founded and in December the Virgin of Guadalupe appears ", relates the vicar of La Lomita, Rosario Enríquez. Children dressed in chinas poblanas (traditional outfits), Indian or San Juan Diego, Penitents which climb on their knees 144 steps to carry out a vow, hundreds of flowers and candles offered in honor to the Virgin, will once again register the chapel, whose history dates back to 1909. The parish priest Gabriel Alonso Gomez from this church indicated that the influence to the festivities of the Virgin increased considerably with the urban growth of the city, because there are indicators that in 1945 there were already pilgrimage with few people. "It appears in photographs from 1945 that the chapel was already visited on December 12 by some people. With the increase of inhabitants the influx rose and now there are more than 100 thousand people who come, "he said. The chapel has to be emptied of people every hour during the festivities, because everyone wants to come to venerate the Virgin and inside only two thousand people standing can fit. People start arriving early and fill up all the steps waiting in hope to be able to enter. To this sanctuary people come from Culiacán and from neighboring towns and even paisanos (foreigner countrymen) from abroad to visit the Virgin and their families in the decembrina epoch ", reported the pastor Gabriel. It is a custom for believers to bring a bouquet of flowers, as an offering or in gratitude for the favors granted to the Virgin Stairs of love It was the year 1913 when the Ex Governor of Sinaloa, Ramon F. Iturbe, ordered to construct the stairs of La Lomita. It was the year 1913 when the Ex Governor of Sinaloa, Ramon F. Iturbe, ordered to construct the stairs of La Lomita. A total of 144 steps speak of the deep desire that motivated the General to perform such task. Some say that it was in payment of a vow, others that in gratitude for gaining a battle, but the Historian Herberto Sinagawa says he has the story that comes closest to reality. Sinagawa says that the General ordered the construction of the stairs and it was " not to pay a vow to the Virgin of Guadalupe for saving his life during the years of the Revolution”, But to seduce a beautiful Cosalteca woman. "I once talked with Alejandro Hernandez Tiller, the poet, and he confessed to me that this staircase was built by (Ramón F. Iturbe) to seduce a beautiful girl from Cosala called Mercedes Acosta," said the historian. "He built the staircase and achieved what the young military man presaged, he married her. Of course, the time that the marriage lasted between Iturbe and Mercedes Acosta is difficult to specify, because he flirted a lot ". The witness of the wedding, which took place in 1914, was President Venustiano Carranza, who was then visiting the Republic and came to Culiacan especially to witness the event. The mass was officially by Father Ernesto Verdugo Fálquez, Sinagawa said. Know his story 1909. Construction of the Chapel of our Lady of Guadalaupe (La Lomita, because it is located on a hill). October 1910. Bless of the old Chapel and the image of the Holy Virgin, by the bishops of Durango, Chihuahua, Hermosillo and Culiacan. May 1935.In the middle of a religious conflict they stoned the image of the Virgin placed in the chapel, and that later was taken to the temple of Carmen, where it remains until the now. May 1935.In the middle of a religious conflict they stoned the image of the Virgin placed in the chapel, and that later was taken to the temple of Carmen, where it remains until the now. January 1956. The Inter-parish Congress of Culiacan is held for the apology of the Holy Virgin and coronation of the image that was stoned in the Ángel Flores stadium and with the assistance of José Garibi Rivera, the first Cardinal of Mexico. From 1958 to 1967 the original Chapel was demolished to construct the current sanctuary, under the responsibility of the Casas y Obras Company of Opus Dei, whose responsible architects were Jose Tena and Gonzalo Ortiz Zárate. The project was realized by the architects Jorge Molina and Rafael Escalante. Who started and always remained as the head of the construction until its accomplishment was the priest Jose Guadalupe Arreola, who died in 1972. June 1974. The sanctuary was raised as a Chapel and its first priest was Monsignor Rogelio Olvera Palomino until October 1989 when he retired due to an illness. With information from the Chapel La Lomita, Father Gabriel Alonso Gómez, the historian Herberto Sinagawa and the architect Javier Zazueta Russell. Bell Tower Built with a very modern architectural design for its time, The Lomita lacks of some important elements of the original project. The architect Javier Zazueta Russell explained that when the temple was reconstructed, between 1958 and 1967, they forgot to include the bell tower proposal; as there were not enough economic resources to do it. "What existed there was a small church that by the 1960s was knocked down to build another one. It was a very small chapel that was totally demolished to build the one that exists today, although it was truncated because the bell tower was not built, the one that it has now is a reverie that has nothing to do with the original project, "he said. "Due to lack of economic resources, the bell tower was not completed which was supposed to go on the right side of the chapel. The Lomita is a very well built construction, very modern for its time, but has undergone changes over time; some have nothing to do with the original project. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery Panoramic Photography How this virtual tour was made Taking pictures of this virtual tour in the evening time at the golden hour has many complications due to the technical limitations of the DJI Phantom camera. The lens comes with a single f / 2.8 apertures, so you cannot get the "star" effect of the sun that you can get with a DSLR camera. On the other hand the slowest speed I could use by the movement of the drone, due to the wind so that the images were not shaken, was a quarter of a second. For all these limitations I made three shots in bracketing of each image, having at the end 90 photographs and in PTGui, by mixing expositions, I achieved the final image. A really complex job, but in the end I liked the final result.
 
The city of Bogota is located in the center of Colombia, in the natural region known as the savannah of Bogota, which makes part of the altiplano Cundiboyacense, formation located in the eastern cordillera of the Andes. It is the third highest capital in South America (after La Paz and Quito, to an average of 2625 meters above sea level. It has a length of 33 km from south to north, and 16 from east to west. As a capital, it hosts the largest organisms of the hierarchy of the executive branch (Presidency of the Republic), Legislative (Congress of Colombia) and judicial (Supreme Court of Justice, Constitutional Court, Council of State and the Superior Council of the judiciary). According to The Economist, in the economic sphere, Bogotá stands out for its economic strength associated with the size of their production, the facilities to create companies and doing business, the financial maturity, the attraction of global enterprises and the quality of its human capital. It’s the main market for Colombia and the Andean region, and the first destination of foreign direct investment that arrives to Colombia. It’s the main market for Colombia and the Andean region, and the first destination of foreign direct investment that arrives to Colombia. It has the highest nominal GDP and per capita of the country, contributing most to the national total (24.5 %), and is the seventh city by size of GDP in Latin America (about 92 917 million USD), it is also the largest business platform in Colombia where the most of the undertakings of high impact occur. The airport of the city carries the greatest mass of cargo in Latin America and is the second in the amount of people. It is in the city of Colombia, which has the largest number of research centers and universities (114). It counts with a wide cultural offer represented in a great amount of museums, theaters, and libraries, which have granted the recognition of the "South American Athens." The city is located in the 55th place of the global index. The international Tequendama Center is located between 10 and 13 street and between 26 and 28 in Bogotá, Colombia. By the resolution 1582 to 2002 is considered a Cultural interest of national character. The Tequendama Hotel was the first building constructed in the Centre International Tequendama Complex. Starting in 1952 and finished in 1982, the Centre includes several buildings and integral plazas. Among the Assembly is the Hotel Tequendama, building Bochica, Tequendama residences, residences Bavaria, Bachué building towers, and Aladdin casino which was previously the Tisquesusa Theater. The Crowne Plaza Tequendama Hotel occupies the properties where formerly the cloister of San Diego was rising, in which then turned into the Higher Institute of War, the Military School and the Department of War. The Crowne Plaza Tequendama Hotel occupies the properties where formerly the cloister of San Diego was rising, in which then turned into the Higher Institute of War, the Military School and the Department of War. Its building was the first building constructed in the complex International Center Tequendama. Its construction happened in the frame of the enlargement of the tenth career. In its beginnings, it was adjacent to the Centenary Park. For more than 50 years the Hotel Tequendama was administered by the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) for the Intercontinental brand Hotels and Resorts hence the name by which it was known by until 2007, Intercontinental Hotel Tequendama. This year it was said to be transferred on to another brand of the group InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), the brand Crowne Plaza Hotels and was re-baptized Hotel Crowne Plaza Tequendama. Its construction constitutes a relevant moment of the Colombian engineering, since the tower rose in a short time compared with the averages at the moment, and managed to develop using reinforced concrete, developing these structures at national level. Photos: Mario Carvajal and Miguel Angel Victoria. 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 A few weeks ago we were in the city of Bogotá in a spherical advanced photography course with the Colombian photographer Mario Carvajal. One of the many topics that saw was the photography ball from a different point of view. For example from a table where you can see objects to a very short distance. In this occasion we use a Manfrotto tripod table with an extension that we bought in the photography shop B & H in New York and a panoramic head Nodal Ninja brand that comes in two parts, the main part R1 and a ring, which is specially designed for the Sigma 8 mm lens for Nikon. The result is extraordinary.
 
Sinaloa, beautifully inclined from the mountains to the sea, is crossed by eleven rivers to which it owes its wonderful fertility to. Eleven cracks where the water of the mountain range comes down to the coast to detonate the green revolution that rises us like leaders of the grains and the vegetables of Mexico. It is a beautiful state, full of natural beauties that are worthy of showing off, and one of these beauties is located in the City of Culiacan, we refer to the Rio Tamazula It is a beautiful state, full of natural beauties that are worthy of showing off, and one of these beauties is located in the City of Culiacan, we refer to the Rio Tamazula, that is born in the Sierra Madre Occidental in the vicinity of the Topia valley, to the north of Real de Minas of the same name, and because it passes through the village of Tamazula, it takes this name. Its waters come to the Sanalona dam. Don Alonso de la Mota and Escobar, assured that in 1621 the natives called it Batacudea and the Spaniards, river of TOPIA. Arregui, in 1621, called it river Ytlaxa. The word Tamazula comes from the Nahuatl "Tamazullan" which means "Place or Laguna of toads". The word Tamazula comes from the Nahuatl "Tamazullan" which means "Place or Laguna of toads". For having been born in this state, General Guadalupe Victoria, the first President of Mexico, gave it its battle name, being known as "Tamazula of Victory". This river has a 280 kilometers length. The exact place of its birth is in the rivers of Síanuri and Topia, in the Durango state, it goes through the Tamazula village and joins to the Humaya River, In front of the city of Culiacán to form the river Culiacán, which end in the beautiful waters of the Gulf of California. A beauty that you must visit when you go to the state of Sinaloa. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery Howthis Virtual Tour was made In nature photos, what it usually looked for is splendor, the beauty of the scenery, to try to show the things in a best possible way, among other things. And for that, there are two moments of the day that are sacred for this type of photo, which they coincide with the sunrise and the sunset. During these moments, what is called the "golden hour" is produced, since the sun is low on the horizon, it generates a warm and very soft light. As the minutes are passing, the colors range from yellow to orange, pink, and violet. This light colors everything with those tones creating a unique atmosphere. During the sunset, which is a moment that we live in a more usual way, the sun goes down and generates that warm light. Gradually, the clouds start to color with a yellow tone and become orange each time with more intense tones. While the sun is still above the horizon, it manages to illuminate every item with a nice warm intense yellow light. Once the sun sets, there will be a few minutes in which the glare of the sun continues to generate these tones in the sky. However, the sun no longer illuminates the items directly.
 
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.
 
La Primavera, or The Spring (season)in English, is a satellite city of the city of Culiacan, planned in full with a long term vision. La Primavera Urban Development. Its origins have three major events: ONE: In 1968 the 74th Irrigation District, on the right bank of the San Lorenzo River, was inaugurated, which included the work of the San Lorenzo Canal and La Primavera Dam, as part of the Northwest Hydraulic System (PLINO for its acronym in Spanish) to carry water through canals, by gravity, from the watersheds of southern Sinaloa to the north. There is more water on the south, less suitable soil for irrigation; in contrast, in the north, there is less water and more land. When a duct had to go through a depression of the land, it was more economical to build a dam, to form a lake serving as a bridge. Thus, many lakes emerged, La Primavera being one amongst them. TWO: In 1993, under Salinas’ government, the 27th article of the Constitution, which includes the Agrarian Reform Law, was amended, and the communal land holders were given the option of assuming full ownership of their lands, making them private and being able to sell them. That is how a series of seven communities offered their plots and we were able to acquire them; without this change, La Primavera would not exist. THREE: By chance, we came across two great urban planners: Bill Philips and Michael Doty, who became interested, got to know the place thoroughly and provided us with a brilliant project, which was then awarded, on an international competition, the first place on a regional competition for the Pacific valley. It is an area of approximately 1977 acres, which surrounds the 667 acres of La Primavera Lake; everything is inside a concrete perimeter wall and is surrounded by fast roads, which allow the people not going to La Primavera to pass by its side. What does La Primavera consist of ? It is an area of approximately 1977 acres, which surrounds the 667 acres of La Primavera Lake; everything is inside a concrete perimeter wall and is surrounded by fast roads, which allow the people not going to La Primavera to pass by its side. There is a network of fast routes inside, like a free-way type of road (economic) which allows cars to move without stopping, without traffic lights, from one side to the other, without passing in front of the houses. Next come the neighborhoods with built-in fences, a house entrance watchtower, with narrow streets, and curves that prevent high-speed traffic. Each neighborhood has its own construction rules, and in the neighborhood’s best area there is a clubhouse with a swimming pool and sports courts, for the exercise and leisure of condominium owners. Moreover, they also have a small shopping center with their basic necessities. Inside there are 26 streams, only two having a small flow of water, the others only when it rains; these were extended, the riverbed was paved, trees were planted and they have a corridor that goes from the lake to the perimeter wall, along with a 10 meter wide zone around the lake, from its shoulder, reserved as common areas, as well as having an asphalt or concrete road. Together, they form a pedestrian road, to be used by foot, bicycle, skateboard, motorcycle, or horse, everything is allowed. This huge network integrates all the neighborhoods and we can go from one to the next without crossing any street. The lake itself was modified; 3 million cubic meters of soil were moved so that the lots facing the lake had a slope suitable for boat navigation. At the same time two large inhabited islands and six smaller ones, for birds and trees, were made. All counted, there are 15 kilometers of water front. The main destination points have direct access to the water, and it is possible to navigate on wave runners, power and sail boats, kayak, from one of these destinations to the next. That is how the three networks are integrated: vehicles on land, people and water. More than 150,000 trees have been planted, watered by drip or pipe irrigation systems, they are all are registered by their three coordinates on the blueprints. A fundamental part of the project is afforestation, more than 150,000 trees have been planted, watered by drip or pipe irrigation systems, they are all registered by their three coordinates in the blueprints. Side streets have uniform and medium sized trees whereas palm and bigger trees were planted alongside the main roads, streams, lake banks, parks, and clubhouses. In Culiacan to enjoy the outdoor areas it’s necessary to: Be in a safe environment where there are no robberies or kidnappings on days and nights. Have pleasant spaces, walkways, sports courts, water... Ample shade, ventilation. And be accessible by walking from the front of your house.  Fauna: Since before, many animals inhabited here, and with the large afforestation, now there are a lot more. A Belgian photographer took pictures of 90 different birds and a digital archive exists. Some of those birds were migratory. There are fish, such as carp, tilapia, catfish, and bass. As well as, iguanas, rabbits, hares, rattlesnakes, tarantulas, toads, deer, wild cats, coyotes, crocodiles, etc. There are fish, such as carp, tilapia, catfish, and bass. As well as, iguanas, rabbits, hares, rattlesnakes, tarantulas, toads, deer, wild cats, coyotes, crocodiles, etc. People who exercises, walking or riding a bike, can often admire a variety of animals. Within the project, industrial areas are planned. Every day, more than 4,000 people go into factories, office and commercial businesses for work., about 8,000 people work here (2016) providing services to the condominium owners so they do not require to go outside. In addition, the corporate offices of the most important companies are located here. A golf course, with 9 holes built, was developed on the most suitable terrain, allowing thousands of homes to have the most beautiful green areas on their sight. The houses are built to the liking of each family. The first family arrived in 2000, and in 2016 it was inhabited by more than a thousand families. There is a construction and land use regulation that provides certain harmony. There are no outside billboards, most of the houses do not have fences, allowing the enjoyment of the architecture and the houses’ gardens. We have two schools of the highest level covering from kindergarten to high school, many children and youngsters go on foot, on bicycle or motorcycle, to their classes, and there is an environment that promotes the great human values, sports and family coexistence. Lots and house sales are not promoted by mass media, they are realized only through invitation and new people are accepted by a committee. Growth is little by little. Why does La Primavera exist? We can say that everybody’s dream is to live in a safe and pleasant environment, with all the correct services, in a great freedom and harmony between neighbors, with the city of Culiacan and nature. While modern cities are prone to acts of violence, robberies, kidnappings, traffic problems, pollution, etc., La Primavera provides an alternative that solves most of the problems of the cities. It is likely, that with the passage of time, today’s cities will have more problems and that over time, each year that passes, La Primavera is made into a better place to live. The difference will increase. Little can be seen of the positive effect that this physical environment can have on the future of the families that live here, but we might be surprised. Only time will tell. Physical aspects: 1. Services built by La Primavera and that the condominium owners maintain and operate: Potable water Water for irrigation and a sprinkler system that operates every night. Sewage – Water treatment subcontracted to the city. Electricity–All underground transformers. Telephony of the highest quality. Natural gas network. CableTV. Peripheral electrical circuit with services and alarms. 4 meters concrete perimeter walls and 2 meter high fences around each neighborhood. 24 hours surveillance, video cameras, sensors. Very efficient rainwater sewage. A clubhouse in every neighborhood. Gardens and sports courts, green areas, maintained by the condominium. Night illumination,among others. 2. It turns out that living in La Primavera also have these benefits: 2 degrees cooler temperature. We use the air conditioner 2 months less in the year. Saving on electricity and water. The gardens are watered with non-potable water. Saving on sports club fees. Savings in reduction of vehicular theft (it does not happen), of houses (it happens but only in a few cases). A house,for most families, is the principal asset and the normal thing in the city is that, in time, it loses its value, this does not happen in La Primavera, because of the respect to the use of the land norm. Everyone makes life more outdoors; healthier, better quality of life.        Text: Enrique Coppel Luken Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery Panoramic Photography How this virtual tour was made August 16th, 2016 was a very important date for the development of the Sinaloa360 project... We began the elaboration of aerial spherical photography with images from one of the most beautiful places in Culiacan... La Primavera... After an intense process of learning the photography technique imparted by the Colombian photographer Mario Carvajal, and a very professional training in the handing of a Phantom 3 drone imparted by the professional drone pilot Esteban Verdugo Urrecha, we installed on our web site, a new section where we will show places of interest of Sinaloa and outside of Sinaloa with a different point of view... The Aerial Spherical Photographs Section.
 
The Salt Mine of Nemocon with more than 500 years of history is an imposing tourist attraction at 80 mts of depth. Since 1801 man began to extract salt on a large scale with the traditional system of chambers and pillars. Descending through mining tunnels that support the mountain, is where the visitor will begin their tour of this amazing construction that will take them to the chamber of natural mirrors of brine (ancient saturation tanks), density, salt crystals with lights, ceilings and walls produce a magic effect of natural brine mirror. The dance and events hall where concerts, painting exhibits, conferences and receptions are held. The salt waterfall with more than 80 years of antiquity and the spring or well of the wishes where with the faith of the miner all are fulfilled. In the chapel chamber with its enormous sphere carved in salt rock of 1300 kilos is the Virgin of Carmen, in a representation in which it shows its protective mantle extended on the world. In the chapel chamber with its enormous sphere carved in salt rock of 1300 kilos is the Virgin of Carmen, in a representation in which it shows its protective mantle extended on the world, and like a novelty, in this underground chapel people can visit the image of the Fallen Lord in one of the most painful stages of the Way of the Cross in a saline figure that reflects all the passion and torments experienced between the last supper and his crucifixion and especially on the route to Mount Calvary that will surely make him live and renew his faith, being more than 80 meters deep, in a mystical and awe-inspiring part of the route. It revives the mining tradition and pays tribute to the miners of Nemocon, marriage vows are renewed, thanksgiving from miners, drivers, police and devotees of the Virgen del Carmen. In the chamber of the palpitate or of the lovers you will be amazed by the salt crystal (Halita) of 1,600 kilos, only one in the world, carved in a heart-shape by the miner Miguel Sánchez in the sixties, a true treasure where you can get the best images. In the salt mine, the heart of Nemocon begins to beat from the earth to the world. Know the city or chamber of stalactites and stalagmites, these grow from one to three centimeters per year leaving spectacular formations such as ferns, lamps, roots and snowflakes. The San Juan pit, which for its density, crystallinity and salinity is known as the replica of the Dead Sea. In "Chuy" Chamber, we pay tribute to the miner Mr. Jose Maximiliano Chuy Lopez for his great achievement of carrying and taking from Nemocon to Bogota an immense salt rock of more than 13 arrobas... The Santa Bárbara tank is the world's largest underground brine, 15 meters long by 6 meters wide and 5 meters deep. The Santa Bárbara tank is the world's largest underground brine, 15 meters long by 6 meters wide and 5 meters deep. The best underground walk imaginable, with medicinal and therapeutic properties... A true feast for the senses and the spirit. The sense of the Salt Mine of Nemocón is cultural, historic, scientific, thematic, mining and touristy. Likewise and as part of this tour, there have been scenarios incorporated in homage to three unforgettable characters that made part of the history of the area and left live tracks in the Salt Minw of Nemocón and their steps were enthroned from the tip of the mountain to the deepest part of our route and that are part of the new attractions of The Mine for its visitors through the culture and entertainment that it transmits to the visitor. At first, the history of the ancient inhabitants of the region - the Muiscas - and his Cacique Nemequene, a fierce leader and excellent military strategist with impressive achievements in his short life, which apart from his influence and importance in this aspect gave rise to the Legend of the tree of dreams a history, with more than 400 years of oral tradition, which explains why the natives decided to hide their treasures and most precious possessions to hide them from the invaders. In the same way, the visitor will be fascinated to know the traces and importance of the passage of the great German scholar Alexander von Humboldt by this area where the great explorer of the Americas, applied engineering for the improvement and industrialization of the salt exploitation and scrutinize what is behind the ingenious mind of who made the designs of the Mine that date back to 1801. In the external facilities of the Salt Mine, the Museum of Natural History of the Savannah is located in the old facility of the metalworking workshops of the original industrial exploitation built at the end of the nineteenth century. In the external facilities of the Salt Mine, the Museum of Natural History of the Savannah is located in the old facility of the metalworking workshops of the original industrial exploitation built at the end of the nineteenth century. Today, this place is transformed into a place where you can see the evolution of the sea that originally existed in this region until reaching the main salt area of the country and fascinate with the animals that inhabited it before man took his first steps on the surface of the planet. In the midst of these stories and curious data you will feel giant steps: Mastodons, Megateria, Plesiosaurios, Icthysaurios, and geological evolution through Ammonites; Rocks and fossils as a certain evidence of the evolution in the area on a journey through the prehistory of the Savannah to our most recent ancestors: the Muiscas. The Nemocón Salt Mine, an underground village 80 meters deep in an immense salt dome, with formations and unique natural attractions in the world... Nemocon, Cundinamarca is beautiful inside and out... Magic town of Colombia! Know the muiscas traces in the archaeological trail, an area that has been a faithful witness of the exploitation of the open salt by the natives. Salt was the source of its great wealth. Enjoy the charm of the Savannah, from the viewpoint of Nemocon. Nemocon is a beautiful town located only 65 kilometers north of Bogota in province of Sabana Centro, Cubinamarca Department. Route 1. Bogota, Autopista Norte, La Caro, Puente del Común, Variante Cajica and before entering Zipaquirá, take the bridge via Ubaté, at the intersection La Paz turn right (for the two petrol stations 14 km. direct to Nemocon). Route 2. Bogotá, North freeway via Briceño, Jaime Duque Park turn left via Zipaquirá Ubaté, cross La Paz to the right through the two fuel stations direct to Nemocon. Nemocon, Cundinamarca, land of sand and culture, beautiful inside and out... Magic town of Colombia! Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery How this Virtual Tour was made For long exposure photography there is no magic setting, all cases are different. First, we will remove all automatisms from the camera. What we want is to have total control of the shot, and the only way to get it, will be configuring all the values manually. This time the ISO that I used was 200. The f / 11 diaphragm to achieve that nice star effect in the spotlights and in exposure was 30 seconds.
 
The traffic circle of the famous Jaliscienses is a monument that honors the celebrities of the state of Jalisco. Among them are leaders in the arts, science, education, politics and human rights. Visit the traffic circle to learn more about the lives of these characters and their achievements. You can also get to know the surroundings of the monument. The monument was built in 1952 and was first named the traffic circle of the illustrious men of Jalisco. Its name was modified in the year 2000, to include women, and the first of them was the teacher Irene Robledo García. You can admire the neoclassical design of the traffic circle, composed by 17 columns holding a circular structure. Within them is an inscription in the stone that says: "Jalisco to its children enlightened". The monument was built in 1952 and was first named the traffic circle of the illustrious men of Jalisco. Its name was modified in the year 2000, to include women, and the first of them was the teacher Irene Robledo García. Enjoying the quiet atmosphere that is taken in at this monument is a pleasure you must have. Get to know the names of the distinguished characters of Jalisco, who contributed to society during their lives. The monument honors individuals, like the poet Enrique González Martínez and the famous painter José Clemente Orozco, whose murals are found in the Government Palace and the Cabañas Hospice. The ashes of these characters rest in the center of this monument. Under the floor are also the remains of General Ramón Ochoa, who fought for Mexico during the French invasion. Source: Ana Cecilia Amezcua Volante Ministry of tourism of Jalisco (2016). Plaza de Armas square Previously in the center of this plaza, there was a fountain which provided a source to the inhabitants and during the 19th century in the center of this a kiosk was placed as a gift of the French government to Mexico. During the 19th century in the center of this a kiosk was placed as a gift of the French government to Mexico. It is made of eight columns represented by caryatides or feminine figures with instruments in their hands and dorsum exposed, its roof is made of thin wood that acts like a musical box when the band of the State plays. In the four points of this plaza, Greco-Roman sculptures can be found, that represent the seasons, the only one that is original is the summer's one, that is provided with the badge of the company that prepared JW. Fiske of New York, the others 3 were stolen and replaced. Source: Ana Cecilia Amezcua Volante Ministry of tourism of Jalisco (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 Google Street View is a feature of Google Maps which provides panoramic level Street (360 degrees of horizontal movement) and 290 degrees of vertical motion, allowing users to view parts of selected cities and their surrounding metropolitan areas. It was first introduced in the United States on May 25th, 2007. When the service was launched, only five U.S. cities were included. Since then it has expanded to 31 European countries, 7 Latin American, 17 Asian, 5 African and Antarctic. You can navigate through these images using the cursors from the keyboard or using the mouse. Also, in May of 2009 a new form of navigation was introduced in the application, based on the data provided by laser technology, which allows a faster navigation along the tour. For taking pictures you consider weather, time and temperature, so equal pictures can obtained. Starting from the month of August of 2016, Sinaloa360 began to publish their virtual tours in Google Street View getting thousands of views in a few weeks.
 
The Sanctuary of Monserrate in the city of Bogota, holds great myths and legends about its construction and development. Besides being a tourist site of excellence. “The Sanctuary of the Fallen Lord of Monserrate” is located at top of the Hill of Monserrate, east of Bogota. This name is given in honor of "Our Lady of Monserrate" located on a mountain near Barcelona, Spain. Since, its meaning is “Teeth shaped mount". They say that by the eastern hills of Bogota, dwell spirits in silence next to the fallen Lord, the Chibcha and Muisca gods. They say that by the eastern hills of Bogota, dwell spirits in silence next to the fallen Lord, the Chibcha and Muisca gods. Some say that the sculpture of the fallen Lord hair grows, that when they have lowered the statue it weighs more than when they have risen it. They also say that couples who visit the Sanctuary never marry. That between Bogota and Monserrate there is a point where the sun rises and leads the way to reach El Dorado. But myths and legends about the fallen Lord of Monserrate and the place where it is, contains more mysteries and focuses on beliefs, rites and miracles attributed to many people. Among these stories is that of healing the sick who visit it, and in return, they will make promises of faith, like climbing on their knees to the sanctuary, climb the hill blindfolded, visit it every Sunday morning, well, there many promises that people make to get healed. There are some people who say that where the sanctuary is located is the site of a volcano which is asleep, when it wakes up all of Bogota will tremble, the movement will be so strong that buildings will engulf and people will not have where to hide for shelter... There are some people who say that where the sanctuary is located is the site of a volcano which is asleep, when it wakes up all of Bogota will tremble, the movement will be so strong that buildings will engulf and people will not have where to hide for shelter... One of the most magical and fantastic legends that exist of this point of the city, has to do with the tightrope walker Harry Warner, who in 1895 walked a tightrope between Guadalupe Sanctuary and the crest of the hill of Monserrat. They say that this man began walking the tightrope barefoot from the shrine of Guadalupe to the hill of Monserrat. Others tell that this tightrope walker was blindfolded, he executed several somersaults in which he landed only on one hand. In addition he would rest on one foot, play with balls, also transited on a bicycle, all on the tightrope. They narrate that with his hands, he was holding a twenty-meter rod for balance. They also say that at one end of the rod, he held a giant skeleton head with his arms and legs open and at the other end was a ghost of Bogota cacique who hung by his the big toe. Once he arrived at Monserrat, many people were waiting and asked: "How did you accomplish that?" Harry Warner replied that he was hanging a scapular around his neck that had an image of the fallen Lord of Monserrat, who with invisible strings, had held him, who also was saying to him "blessed are you who has believed". Thus we conclude these myths and legends about the Hill of Monserrate and the fallen Lord. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery How this Virtual Tour was made At the end of July we were in Bogotá, Colombia, taking a course of aerial photograph with a spherical 3 Phantom drone, with Colombian photographer Mario Carvajal. Flying and take pictures does not guarantee good results unless we enforce. To take pictures, it will not be useful to be the best aerobatic pilot or race. We must prioritize safety as well as a smooth and fluid driving, especially in capturing image sequences to produce “equirectangular”. Having a photographic eye is vital. In addition to being able to pilot we should be able to compose and frame in real time while flying, check the battery consumption, and manage any incident. All this requires a lot of planning. Outdoor sun position is often our own worst enemy/ally in the case of aerial shots it is more relevant. It is essential to consider the position and height of the sun to avoid overexposure, as well as avoid the shadow cast by our team. SunSurveyorson applications are essential to plan a photo shoot. The other great enemy of the aerial shots with drone is the weather. Needless to say you cannot fly in the rain (any electrical junction usually ends in accident), or windy. In practice we do not get stable shots and some quality wind above Force 3 (Beaufort scale).
 
January 8th, 1910.- Captain Alberto Braniff made the first flight taking off from the old Balbuena plains. November 30th, 1911.- President Francisco I. Madero, flew during 11 minutes over Balbuena on a Deperdussin, piloted by Geo Dyott, from International Moisant. Madero became the first Chief of State in the world to have traveled by airplane. November, 1915.- The Airdrome of Balbuena operated by the army was inaugurated, who founded there the first military school of aviation. The Airdrome was closed several years to civil operations, which were moved temporary to an improvised field in the plains of the current colony of Algarin, where air operators like Juan Guillermo Villasana, Francisco Santarini and Feliple H. Garcia had an aviation school. 1928.- The construction of Mexico city’s Central Air Port began, which started operations on November 5th, 1928 with the landing of a biplane Hanrriot piloted by Felipe H. Garcia. 1928.- The construction of Mexico City’s Central Air Port began, which started operations on November 5th 1928 with the landing of a biplane Hanrriot piloted by Felipe H. Garcia. April 11th, 1939.- With Lazaro Cardenas at the presidency, the Head of Communications and Public Work Secretariat, Melquiades Angulo and the Head of the Civil Aviation Department, Juan Guillermo Villasana, inaugurated the new building of the Central Air Port and its Control Tower, where the mural of Juan O’ Gorman was painted, and that replaced the one damaged by the 1930th earthquake. July 6th, 1943.- The Decree that declared Mexico City’s Central Air Port as “International” was published on the Official Diary of the Federation. That year, the first night flight was made between Merida and the capital of the Country. November 19th, 1952.- The President Miguel Aleman Valdez inaugurated the Central Airport, by starting up the works carried out at the old Air Port in which 55 million pesos were invested. October 20th, 1974.- The Concorde, the supersonic British-French plane, landed for the first time on an exhibition trip covering the London- Gander (Canada)- Mexico, D.F. route. January 26th, 1979.- For the first time, the papal airplane landed over the 5DER/23IZQ track, transporting Pope John Paul II, who visited our country five times, of which he arrived to Mexico City in four occasions. January 26th, 1979.- For the first time, the papal airplane landed over the 5DER/23IZQ track, transporting Pope John Paul II, who visited our country five times, of which he arrived to Mexico City in four occasions. May 30th, 2003.- The announcement of expansion of the MCIA to increase its capacity installed for 32 million passengers annually was made, initiating the construction of Terminal 2. November 25th, 2006.- By Presidential Agreement the MCIA was renamed: ““Benito Juarez” International Airport of Mexico City”. November 15th, 2007.- Operations of Terminal 2 initiated. Along with the T-2 inauguration, the Airtrain started operating, which connects both terminals in a fully automated way on a three kilometer road. June 19th, 2008.- The Russian Antonov An-124-100 airplane arrived, the largest cargo plane in the world. March 7th, 2012.- The Boeing 787 Dreamliner landed as an exhibition flight. 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 ! Panoramic Photography Ver imágen en pantalla completa Little Planet Photo Gallery How this Virtual Tour was made: In many public places, for security reasons, the use of tripods is prohibited; airports, stadiums, museums, malls, are some of them. This is the reason why, in this occasion, with the objective of not missing the opportunity to make virtual reality photos, I used the “Technique of philopod tone variation”, in which you are not really using a tripod, and you can be as fast as possible to rotate the camera around the point of no parallax. The trick is that you install a tied rope to the front part of the lens and at the other end of the rope a coin or a fishing lead to make some weight down, which will help maintain a reference and this way to retain the camera in the same place while you turn around to the take the pictures. Four pictures are to be taken, one in each direction and there should be a slight up and down tone variation between shots. Hang the coin or the fishing lead over the same point on the ground. Don’t look at the camera, instead, look at the coin so it maintains over the same spot on the ground. Take the first picture, then turn 90 degrees and take the second picture, this same way turning 90 degrees take the third and fourth picture. With this you obtain a totally spherical panorama taken without a tripod.