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.
 
In the city of Culiacan, in the antique plaza of weapons, is located the cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosario (Nuestra Señora del Rosario). Built to replace the primitive parish of the old villa of Culiacan, and according to the vision of the sixth bishop Dr. Lázaro de la Garza and Ballesteros, this temple was already insufficient for the needs that the Episcopal headquarters required. This is how the construction work begins, placing the first stone on May 22, 1842. This is how the construction work begins, placing the first stone on May 22, 1842. Being the walls raised a little less than two meters of height; the work is interrupted, since Dr. of the Garza leaves the position of bishop, to deal with the Archbishopric of Mexico. In 1855, under the sponsorship of Dr. Pedro Loza and Pardavé, the work is resumed, with the participation of the Br. Miguel Lacarra, in that time parish priest in Imala. The work is interrupted again after the promulgation of the reform laws, and continued later by the bishop José de Jesus Uriarce and Pérez, finishing the project in 1855, shortly before his death. The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosario is built out of brick and stones. Shows and architectural plant that followed the parochial temple model, with a Latin cross ship, covered by artist vaults and on the cruise, an ellipsoidal dome resting on an octagonal drum. The west facade shows the main gate resolved under a very sensitive scheme, with an entry in stonework formed by a half-pointed arch that rests on Ionic pilasters; these are of shaft, split into sections boxed and enriched with floral motives. The arch is decorated with vases also boxed and loved by flowers, closing in a key marked with the anagram of Maria. This income is framed within two pairs of simple pilasters, those that sustain a poster adorned with vegetable guides, which to the letter says “EL EXMO. SR. DR. D. LÁZARO DE LA GARZA Y BALLESTEROS PRINCIPIO ESTE TEMPLO EL 22 DE MAYO DE 1842”. And on this are two chorale windows, half tip and enriched with foliage and decoration. This simple front façade finishes off the body of the clock, in a semicircular way interrupted in two elliptical cuts and enriched by a cornice adorned with foliage and topped by a bronze sculpture of the Archangel Michael. The face of the clock is surrounded by a sober garlands crown. Enhancing the façade, two slender towers of three bodies each one, the two lower bodies are quadrangular. The face of the clock is surrounded by a sober garlands crown. Enhancing the façade, two slender towers of three bodies each one, the two lower bodies are quadrangular, open by semicircular arches and cornices enriched with gothic ornaments and pillars in the corners. The third body is octagonal and on it rests a dome of drum with elliptical glasses and a vaulted gallon. The accesses of the lateral facades are semicircular arches, framed inside simple gates of neoclassic cut, where two Tuscan columns support an entablature on which rests a triangular facade, all adorned with ornaments of a vegetable type. In the entablature of the gate facing south there is a sign that says “EN 1855 CONTINUÓ EL IMO. S.O.O. PEDRO LOZA”, meanwhile in the north one can be read it “EL EXMO. SR. D. JOSÉ DE JESÚS URJARTE TERMINO ESTE TEMPLO EL AÑO DE 1885”. From the interior of the cathedral temple stands out the neoclassical ornamentation of the facades, with large built-in pilasters and sober entablatures exalted with stones and sculpture, which make a sensible contrast with the exquisite neo-gothic altarpieces that are in the chapels of the cruise ship. In addition to the remarkable scenes represented in the scallop that sustains the structure of the dome; there four figures in high relief polychromes personify the four evangelists. The current main altarpiece is an addition that was placed in 1956, replacing the original eclectic deck that exalted the presbytery. Thus, among other alterations and unfortunate adaptations that the cathedral building has suffered, the one that has caused major controversy, it is the one that in pernicious action removed the incomparable neo- gothic pulpit, magnificent wood carving complement the capacity for historical delight of the property. 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 The photography of the temples has a huge challenge to get an adequate exposure, both inside the buildings and in the windows, the doors and the illumination of the lamps. In this case the images I made at 6:15 in the morning at the end of November in the "Blue Hour" so that the door that was open and the stained-glass windows had a nice color and so the lamps and light bulbs would not come out "burned" I made bracketing with my Nikon D810 camera and later in Photoshop using luminance masks I fused two images. It is also not true that you need a bracketing mode in your camera to take the sequences. Exposure bracketing will allow you to shoot sequentially with different exposures without touching the camera parameters between take and take. What you really need is for your camera to allow manual shooting by adjusting the exposure time to differentiate exposure from the shots, but you can do this by performing the adjustment at each shot and then shooting.
 
In 2003, the foundation stone for the construction of The Good Shepherd Spirituality Center in Culiacán, Sinaloa was laid seeking the ideal conditions for the formation and promotion of values. In 2010, the building site was completed and made available to the movements, groups and priests of the Catholic Church for their retreats and meetings. Today, their doors are also opened for business conventions and family gatherings. It is very important to acknowledge that the beautiful city of Culiacan possesses such an extraordinary venue that was adapted for congregation, rest and reflection This place can be rented with the following spaces: Two buildings with single and double rooms for 240 people, an auditorium for 400 people, 4 parlours for 40 people, 1 parlour for 90 people, a dining hall for 400 people, a chapel for 400 people, a multipurpose court, gardens, walking grounds and, resting areas. Where to contact Administrator: P. Victor Fco. Soto Gaxiola Cellphone number: 673 100 38 62 victorsoto_7@hotmail.com MANAGER: Alondra Verdugo 667 152 56 11 PROMOTOR: P. Miguel Angel Soto Gaxiola 667 211 02 05 mikesotog@gmail.com Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery Panoramic Photography How this Virtual Tour was made The aerial panoramic photography of The Good Shepherd Spirituality Center was shot one March afternoon when the sunlight was an intense yellow and orange hue. This type of picture, in the “golden” hour or “blue” hour, has a very high degree of difficulty, because if we raise the ISO sensitivity over 100, it will generate a noise that can ruin our image. On the other hand, the minimum speed for the images that I shoot with the Phantom 3 drone to not become distorted, according to my experience, is of half a second, and even then there have been certain occasions where, due to the wind, they can come out blurred. That is why, when taking this type of shoots, I do it by bracketing three images with the same values, and it has happened that of the three, only one comes out correctly.
 
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 Banorte Stadium is a soccer stadium of the team Dorados of Sinaloa located in the city of Culiacan Rosales, Sinaloa, and it is used generally for soccer matches. The stadium was inaugurated on August 9, 2003 in a game between Dorados of Sinaloa and the Cobras of Ciudad Juarez, the final score was Dorados 4-2 Cobras. The building has a capacity for 23.000 fans, same that was constructed in the year 2003 in a record time of only 3 months. The building has a capacity for 23.000 fans, same that was constructed in the year 2003 in a record time of only 3 months. The first goal in the stadium was scored by the player Hector Gimenez Silvera. The stadium Banorte was completed in just 3 months. In the middle of 2003, the creation of the Dorados was announced, in those times of Culiacan, and with it the professional soccer came to Culiacan. The city had a team already, but a stadium was needed, a building capable of receiving the First A LEAGUE (the promotion league in Mexico) and to fulfill with the requirements of the Mexican Federation of soccer. They thought about the Universitario stadium, but its capacity was very small and it didn’t have sufficient space for an enlargement. And there weren’t many options. Aside of the Humaya River, in the STASE neighborhood, part of the Urban Project Tres Rios, there is a soccer field, which until 2003, it was a court with tradition inside the amateur soccer games, the “princes”, called by the veterans, or el “Carlos Gonzalez and Gonzalez”, named like this in memory of the brewery concessionaire, which gave great support to neighborhood soccer. There was the foundation of the dream of the Sinaloenses soccer players called Dorados. Those same ones that in record time of 3 months, some say it was less, they got up and gave shape to what is today the Banorte Stadium, with an investment of 55 million 238 thousand 236 pesos, and an initial capacity for 14.000 fans. It is granted for 15 years, with the endorsement of the state congress to the company Stadiums of Sinaloa, S.A de C.V. After the promotion of the Dorados of Sinaloa to LIGA MX (first division in Mexico), the Banorte Stadium, had the need to increase their capacity to host matches of the first division. After the promotion of the Dorados of Sinaloa to LIGA MX (first division in Mexico), the Banorte Stadium, had the need to increase their capacity to host matches of the first division. The stadium had an initial capacity of 16.000 fans comfortably seated and the target was to extend it for 25.000. By the year 2005 the remodeling work had a great advance; by 2006 the enlargement was almost finished, the only thing left to build was the stages of the river area, but when the Dorados of Sinaloa have relegated to the promotion league back again the construction of these stages were canceled. Currently the stadium has a capacity of 23.000 fans. 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 In this occasion for the sewing "stitching" of the 28 photographs that I performed with the phantom professional drone 3, I used the software Autopano Pro. In Color Software (www.kolor.com) they have done a great job improving this fantastic program in the last years. Also it is available for Mac and PC and in two versions: Autopano and Autopano Giga. The application is well translated into Spanish and the team of development is opened to listen to the suggestions of the clients. It has some other advantages with regard to PTGui, apart from the language, centered especially on the automation of certain processes such as automatic detection of panorama within a folder or multiple selections of files or multiple file selection.
 
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 ...
 
October 23, 2016, our beloved and emblematic "Malecón de Culiacán", dressed in pink ... today we are all "Pink Army", warriors of the heart in fight against cancer. Today we received the donations of cap-threads that we could see women cutting their beautiful ponytails, braids and manes ... to donate it for wigs. Each step, every kilometer, each beat served to increase donations, for this cause, to warriors who suffer from breast cancer. Each step, every kilometer, each beat served to increase donations, for this cause, to warriors who suffer from breast cancer. Thank you...Thank you very much ¡ To you that you are a brave and generous heart, for you that ran for your mother, your sister, your friend, your wife, your daughter, your grandmother, the women ... infinite thanks for your nobility and challenging spirit when you ran 3, 5 and 10 kilometers. We did it, we made it possible and today many women with breast cancer from Sinaloa will be helped. We did it, we made it possible and today many women with breast cancer from Sinaloa will be helped. Thanks to the team of organizers and sponsors who worked tirelessly; Thanks to our warriors, who have set the example of encouragement and hope; Thanks to those who took this cause personal and accompany their loved ones in hope. In Culiacan, we are supportive, hardworking and positive. This beautiful blue morning and with the first winds of the cool autumn that refuses to arrive, we have lived and breathed a festive atmosphere that embraces those who live and face the fight against an invisible enemy. Everything happened in order, in the early hours of this morning and with the sun still hidden, the fences, the arches of exit and finish, the stands of the sponsors ... the first aid area and the registration tables. The camouflage rose t-shirts were already invading Plaza 500, felt the freshness of the morning, or the dying of the night. Faces, mostly women, cheerful and somnolent perhaps; Faces that reflected the rigor of the dawn and the softness of hope; Faces of many faces, all young faces, of whom has hope, will, courage and nobility, regardless of age! They joined in silence and with order they were grouping and advancing towards the zone of heating, tens, hundreds to complete more than 1600 competitors of the Pink Army. The voices began to give instructions, the professional photographers and the spontaneous ones with their cell phone capturing already the first images of groups of friends, of couples, families, ́compadres ́ and employees of companies that concurred in the movement in favor of the warriors. At 7 o'clock, already with the first rays of the sun illuminating the vault of "blue hope", where knowing that you can and wanting to be can makes all the gathered there challenging the future with the heart remind us the music of Diego Torres ... hope color. It is time to start the warming up and there is no room for more the place is full, full and the notes of the music begin that is accompanied by choreography of this second edition of the Pink Army race. Today we miss Itzel Navidad, a warrior who left us only a few months ago, but we feel that her spirit of struggle and solidarity. Today we miss Itzel Navidad, a warrior who left us only a few months ago, but we feel that her spirit of struggle and solidarity is here, the one who accompanied us with so much energy to carry out the first edition and lead the group of dignified and strong warriors of our city that every day fight taking care of their health and receiving treatments. You did not leave Itzel because you left this seed that we see today in a pink tree of good wishes, where the participants left their messages of love for those who were today their inspiration to compete and to coexist. This emblematic pink tree was the frame that accompanied the beautiful bottom of the River Tamazula to witness the photographs you will see in this photo shoot through our photo gallery of Sinaloa360. The community of Culiacán came out to say, in peace, that if you can and that there is no one fighting in solitude because today we were one, with the same purpose, the same idea and purpose. The exit of the corridors began shortly after the joyful warm-up dance, of the choreography that hundreds danced. They went first, those who would have to walk 10 km, followed the 5 km, finally those who would walk or run 3 km. everything was camouflage pink shirts, accompanied by colorful strollers, tiny or large dogs and some other bicycle. They emphasized groups of small of diverse ages that from early age are involved in the activities of community, with the greater energy that excels at a young age. Thus came the first to the goal, for some it seemed that they had just left, for others, their faces reflected the struggles of effort. They were arriving, the photographs and videos in the goal; the delivery of medals of participation, applause and shouts ... then a hurried respite or a sigh of relaxation. All to recover lost liquids, to drink a drink with salts or natural ... all happy. The Culiacanenses are good people, hardworking people, enthusiastic, supportive, enterprising and in addition to big-hearted. Hugs between competitors or with the recipient, kisses and even support to continue the walk to a place to rest and recover. For more than an hour competitors were arriving. In the end the groups were concentrating near the pink tree to take the photograph of the memory, or inside the pink car. The Culiacanenses are good people, hardworking people, enthusiastic, supportive, enterprising and with great heart. Once again it was demonstrated that we embrace the common causes, which surround us with love and support for those who are vulnerable, those who suffer and those who struggle, thanks Culiacán, thank you families! Pink Army is a great movement that is just beginning, that is already in many hearts and that will continue in the fight against cancer. Today's sunrise in Culiacan was a different dawn, you could breathe and smell of hope. THANK YOU THANK YOU VERY MUCH! #PinkArmy # YoContraelCancer2016 Virtual Reality (VR) Images to see on mobile devices with virtual reality lenses Do not limit yourself to see the world: ¡ live it and enjoy it in virtual reality ! ¡ Subscribe ! Little Planet The spherical 360 photographs that make up this virtual tour are of great difficulty in its elaboration. When using an 8 mm lens, fisheye, to achieve the complete image requires four shots. It is performed the first, rotates the Nodal Ninja 90 degrees and the second shot is made, then rotating again 90 degrees are made the third and fourth take. So you can appreciate that day there was a very large number of people on the move, so when wanting to sew the images in PTGui, in each take the position of all was totally different. The only way to get a clean job that looks like a single shot, is to use Photoshop's PSB format and by using layers and masks and after a very detailed work, you can get a good result.
 
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.
 
Every project that is recognized as great has its history, and the Country Club of Culiacán is no exception, and to talk about it we must go back to 1955, the year in which the first efforts are made by Emilio Senac and Oscar Felix to gather friends who would like to play golf. The first group meets to practice this sport in a makeshift camp located in the colonia Chapultepec. The first group meets for the practice of this sport in an improvised field located in the colony Chapultepec. The following year, the growing number of players made the facilities inadequate and “Lomas de Culiacan Golf Club” was founded, on land donated by Don Ricardo Aguilar Figueroa. In the mid-1960s, and due to the real demand from golf players, as well as the fact that the mound lands became insufficient, the idea was to build a golf course that could satisfy all the needs of those who were passionate about this sport. The dreams of the pioneers crystallized on January 20, 1966, date in which the Country Club of Culiacan S.A. of C.V. was opened, in the lands where it is currently located. The dreams of the pioneers crystallized on January 20, 1966, date in which the Country Club of Culiacan S.A. of C.V. was opened, in the lands where it is currently located. The accomplishment of this project is thanks to the ability, will and effort of people such as: Adolfo Clouthier, Mario Tamayo, Alfonso Zaragoza, Miguel Angel Suarez, Arnoldo Murillo, Luis Flores Sarmiento, Adolfo Esquer, Jaime Peña Batiz, Alvaro Acosta, Hector Buelna Aviles, Víctor Manuel Corella, Gilberto Maytorena, Jose Félix Ceceña, Benjamín J. López, Emilio Senac, Rafael Yhip Palacios, Óscar Lelevier Bátiz and Jorge Chávez Castro. The golf course "The Iguanas" is a beautiful 18-hole course, with Putting Green and a practice tee, and other services such as carts and golf equipment, carts in the field, as well as a golf sports shop, where you can find everything you need for your personal golf equipment, with a schedule of: 6:00 AM At 8:00 PM In the Country Club tennis area there are several courts: 2 clay courts, a stadium court, 6 laykold courts and a tennis shop where you can purchase any accessories to practice tennis. The courts have the conditions and pleasant climate to practice this type of sport with a schedule of: 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM. “The Iguanario” is an ecological place where there are different types of animals, mainly iguanas, since in Country Club they are of vital importance to the sports club because it is the symbol that identifies it in the golf course "The Iguanas". For the conservation of this species, “Iguanario” has a schedule: 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery How this Virtual Tour was made One Sunday morning, after a day of intense rain, I was at the golf course of the Country Club of Culiacan, taking 360 spherical photos to elaborate this virtual tour. I really liked the colors of the landscape, all the trees and plants were still wet and a pleasant aroma was all over the place. Luckily it was not raining and I was able to fly with the Phantom 3 drone. Perhaps the biggest problem you have to face when shooting with this type of drones is that the lens diaphragm is fixed at f / 2.8 and you cannot make images as with a DSLR camera.
 
No one knows with certainty in what year to locate when the ceremonies of the Virgin of Guadalupe initiated in the chapel of our lady of Guadalupe, better known as La Lomita, in Culiacan. In what historians and priest do coincide, is that 485 years ago when the city of Culiacan was funded, the same that has passed since the image of the Virgin appeared for the first time in Mexico. It was in 1531 when the Indian Juan Diego (canonized on July 31, 2002 by Pope Juan Pablo ll) saw the Virgin for the first time, while walking on a hill. The story tells us that the Virgin asked him who would later become the first indigenous saint of the American continent and to look for the Bishop Fray de Zumarraga to express his desire to build a temple on the hill of Tepeyac. That same year, on September 29 (the appearance happened on December 12), the Villa of San Miguel of Culiacan began to repopulate of Spaniards, meanwhile Culiacan already existed, it was a small hamlet, describes the historian Herberto Sinagawa Montoya. Although for Sinagawa the two historical facts are a simple coincidence, for the church the foundation of Culiacan and the appearance of the Virgin Morena on the same year was a religious sign. "Something that draws much attention is the coming of our lady of Guadalupe to Mexico coincides with the year of the foundation of Culiacan, In September the city is founded and in December the Virgin of Guadalupe appears ", relates the vicar of La Lomita, Rosario Enríquez. "Something that draws much attention is the coming of our lady of Guadalupe to Mexico coincides with the year of the foundation of Culiacan, In September the city is founded and in December the Virgin of Guadalupe appears ", relates the vicar of La Lomita, Rosario Enríquez. Children dressed in chinas poblanas (traditional outfits), Indian or San Juan Diego, Penitents which climb on their knees 144 steps to carry out a vow, hundreds of flowers and candles offered in honor to the Virgin, will once again register the chapel, whose history dates back to 1909. The parish priest Gabriel Alonso Gomez from this church indicated that the influence to the festivities of the Virgin increased considerably with the urban growth of the city, because there are indicators that in 1945 there were already pilgrimage with few people. "It appears in photographs from 1945 that the chapel was already visited on December 12 by some people. With the increase of inhabitants the influx rose and now there are more than 100 thousand people who come, "he said. The chapel has to be emptied of people every hour during the festivities, because everyone wants to come to venerate the Virgin and inside only two thousand people standing can fit. People start arriving early and fill up all the steps waiting in hope to be able to enter. To this sanctuary people come from Culiacán and from neighboring towns and even paisanos (foreigner countrymen) from abroad to visit the Virgin and their families in the decembrina epoch ", reported the pastor Gabriel. It is a custom for believers to bring a bouquet of flowers, as an offering or in gratitude for the favors granted to the Virgin Stairs of love It was the year 1913 when the Ex Governor of Sinaloa, Ramon F. Iturbe, ordered to construct the stairs of La Lomita. It was the year 1913 when the Ex Governor of Sinaloa, Ramon F. Iturbe, ordered to construct the stairs of La Lomita. A total of 144 steps speak of the deep desire that motivated the General to perform such task. Some say that it was in payment of a vow, others that in gratitude for gaining a battle, but the Historian Herberto Sinagawa says he has the story that comes closest to reality. Sinagawa says that the General ordered the construction of the stairs and it was " not to pay a vow to the Virgin of Guadalupe for saving his life during the years of the Revolution”, But to seduce a beautiful Cosalteca woman. "I once talked with Alejandro Hernandez Tiller, the poet, and he confessed to me that this staircase was built by (Ramón F. Iturbe) to seduce a beautiful girl from Cosala called Mercedes Acosta," said the historian. "He built the staircase and achieved what the young military man presaged, he married her. Of course, the time that the marriage lasted between Iturbe and Mercedes Acosta is difficult to specify, because he flirted a lot ". The witness of the wedding, which took place in 1914, was President Venustiano Carranza, who was then visiting the Republic and came to Culiacan especially to witness the event. The mass was officially by Father Ernesto Verdugo Fálquez, Sinagawa said. Know his story 1909. Construction of the Chapel of our Lady of Guadalaupe (La Lomita, because it is located on a hill). October 1910. Bless of the old Chapel and the image of the Holy Virgin, by the bishops of Durango, Chihuahua, Hermosillo and Culiacan. May 1935.In the middle of a religious conflict they stoned the image of the Virgin placed in the chapel, and that later was taken to the temple of Carmen, where it remains until the now. May 1935.In the middle of a religious conflict they stoned the image of the Virgin placed in the chapel, and that later was taken to the temple of Carmen, where it remains until the now. January 1956. The Inter-parish Congress of Culiacan is held for the apology of the Holy Virgin and coronation of the image that was stoned in the Ángel Flores stadium and with the assistance of José Garibi Rivera, the first Cardinal of Mexico. From 1958 to 1967 the original Chapel was demolished to construct the current sanctuary, under the responsibility of the Casas y Obras Company of Opus Dei, whose responsible architects were Jose Tena and Gonzalo Ortiz Zárate. The project was realized by the architects Jorge Molina and Rafael Escalante. Who started and always remained as the head of the construction until its accomplishment was the priest Jose Guadalupe Arreola, who died in 1972. June 1974. The sanctuary was raised as a Chapel and its first priest was Monsignor Rogelio Olvera Palomino until October 1989 when he retired due to an illness. With information from the Chapel La Lomita, Father Gabriel Alonso Gómez, the historian Herberto Sinagawa and the architect Javier Zazueta Russell. Bell Tower Built with a very modern architectural design for its time, The Lomita lacks of some important elements of the original project. The architect Javier Zazueta Russell explained that when the temple was reconstructed, between 1958 and 1967, they forgot to include the bell tower proposal; as there were not enough economic resources to do it. "What existed there was a small church that by the 1960s was knocked down to build another one. It was a very small chapel that was totally demolished to build the one that exists today, although it was truncated because the bell tower was not built, the one that it has now is a reverie that has nothing to do with the original project, "he said. "Due to lack of economic resources, the bell tower was not completed which was supposed to go on the right side of the chapel. The Lomita is a very well built construction, very modern for its time, but has undergone changes over time; some have nothing to do with the original project. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery Panoramic Photography How this virtual tour was made Taking pictures of this virtual tour in the evening time at the golden hour has many complications due to the technical limitations of the DJI Phantom camera. The lens comes with a single f / 2.8 apertures, so you cannot get the "star" effect of the sun that you can get with a DSLR camera. On the other hand the slowest speed I could use by the movement of the drone, due to the wind so that the images were not shaken, was a quarter of a second. For all these limitations I made three shots in bracketing of each image, having at the end 90 photographs and in PTGui, by mixing expositions, I achieved the final image. A really complex job, but in the end I liked the final result.
 
Sinaloa, beautifully inclined from the mountains to the sea, is crossed by eleven rivers to which it owes its wonderful fertility to. Eleven cracks where the water of the mountain range comes down to the coast to detonate the green revolution that rises us like leaders of the grains and the vegetables of Mexico. It is a beautiful state, full of natural beauties that are worthy of showing off, and one of these beauties is located in the City of Culiacan, we refer to the Rio Tamazula It is a beautiful state, full of natural beauties that are worthy of showing off, and one of these beauties is located in the City of Culiacan, we refer to the Rio Tamazula, that is born in the Sierra Madre Occidental in the vicinity of the Topia valley, to the north of Real de Minas of the same name, and because it passes through the village of Tamazula, it takes this name. Its waters come to the Sanalona dam. Don Alonso de la Mota and Escobar, assured that in 1621 the natives called it Batacudea and the Spaniards, river of TOPIA. Arregui, in 1621, called it river Ytlaxa. The word Tamazula comes from the Nahuatl "Tamazullan" which means "Place or Laguna of toads". The word Tamazula comes from the Nahuatl "Tamazullan" which means "Place or Laguna of toads". For having been born in this state, General Guadalupe Victoria, the first President of Mexico, gave it its battle name, being known as "Tamazula of Victory". This river has a 280 kilometers length. The exact place of its birth is in the rivers of Síanuri and Topia, in the Durango state, it goes through the Tamazula village and joins to the Humaya River, In front of the city of Culiacán to form the river Culiacán, which end in the beautiful waters of the Gulf of California. A beauty that you must visit when you go to the state of Sinaloa. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery Howthis Virtual Tour was made In nature photos, what it usually looked for is splendor, the beauty of the scenery, to try to show the things in a best possible way, among other things. And for that, there are two moments of the day that are sacred for this type of photo, which they coincide with the sunrise and the sunset. During these moments, what is called the "golden hour" is produced, since the sun is low on the horizon, it generates a warm and very soft light. As the minutes are passing, the colors range from yellow to orange, pink, and violet. This light colors everything with those tones creating a unique atmosphere. During the sunset, which is a moment that we live in a more usual way, the sun goes down and generates that warm light. Gradually, the clouds start to color with a yellow tone and become orange each time with more intense tones. While the sun is still above the horizon, it manages to illuminate every item with a nice warm intense yellow light. Once the sun sets, there will be a few minutes in which the glare of the sun continues to generate these tones in the sky. However, the sun no longer illuminates the items directly.
 
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.
 
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
 
Navistar's International® brand celebrates 20 years in the Mexican market and is celebrating with the arrival of the International Truck LoneStar®. This model has a classic-retro look on its exterior, in addition to its functional advances in its interior that makes a whole experience for the driver. Behind the steering wheel, the truck offers comfortable and safe handling for the driver thanks to its ergonomically advanced instrumental panel that maximizes visibility and provides premium accessibility to the operator. We can realize the convergence of design, fuel efficiency and comfort. Resulting in 'the elegance of the classic and the excellence of technological innovation'. Navistar's International® brand celebrates 20 years in the Mexican market and is celebrating with the arrival of the International Truck LoneStar®. But the LoneStar® is more than love at first sight of its stylized grille, it has a superior maneuverability with a 50 ° angle of rotation and anti-tip stabilizer; An outstanding reduction of vibration and soundproofing in the cabin, thanks to the advanced technology of the suspension; And advanced Diamond Logic® technology allows you to integrate chassis and body electronics to easily accommodate external or auxiliary equipment. And not only that, its interior is equally striking, with its leather seats that rotate back to create a wider area; Individual bed; Vertical aircraft type cabinets that allow passengers to have more storage space; A mini bar and work desk with laptop connections; Bluetooth system, GPS navigation, Wii Fi, USB connection ... all on a 6.5 "touch screen, among other benefits. 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.capasa.mx Photo Gallery How this Virtual Tour was made Last May, the first LoneStar® truck trains arrived in the city of Culiacán Sinaloa, so it was necessary to make a formal presentation of these impressive units. CAPASA, distributor of the brand International® opened its doors to a select group of people to meet these units. Institutional agency and brand videos were presented at the dinner, but the main interest was to present these 360 photographs of the interior and exterior of these impressive units, thus showing their differentiating characteristics that make it unique in its class. The most adequate fund was considered in relation to the type of units and the decision was made to take it in the modern offices of the corporate of SuKarne in this city of Culiacán. These modern offices combine with the elegance of the classic and the excellence of the technological innovation of the International® LoneStar®. Very pleasant was the surprise of the result of the same, since in all the forums it has been very commented and well seen.
 
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
 
VOLARIS JOINS REGIONS The cities of CULIACAN, SINALOA, MEXICO and PHOENIX, ARIZONA, U.S.A. are joined with the opening of the commercial flight that gives the opportunity to connect with 122 direct flights from different parts of the world On May 27, 2016, in the middle of a warm environmental climate and framed in the dynamism of the beginning of a new opportunity to join two cities, took off the first flight between Culiacán-Phoenix of the airline Volaris, from the International Airport of Culiacan. Captain Mario Alberto Gómez Caballero did not imagine when he was assigned this flight that would be a part of the history; of many histories... Captain Mario Alberto Gómez Caballero did not imagine when he was assigned this flight that would be a part of the history; of many histories... Of the historic morning of Friday May 27th after the beginning of this connection that will be the first international court that will have this airline with the city of Culiacan, which acquires the possibility of connecting 122 direct flights from different parts of the world that depart from the Sky Harbor airport where 63 airlines operate and which in 2015 served more than Captain Mario Alberto Gómez Caballero did not imagine when he was assigned this flight that would be a part of the history; of many histories... 44 million users (Mexico City Airport Service to 33 million). It seems like something of everyday, but for many families and businessmen it is not, there new opportunities for cultural exchanges, sports, education, trade and investment that is not as common today either. There are 102 passengers waiting anxiously to board the airport of the city of Culiacan. The news from Phoenix is that for the flight back in a few hours, the quota would be total. Sinaloa connects with the fifth largest city in the United States and with it also connects to the world. Sinaloa connects with the fifth largest city in the United States and with it also connects to the world; from now on it will be at the service of all Sinaloa, theopportunity to receive visitors from diverse parts, from different continents, considering that the flow of people generates economic waste and investment, also a continuity in the process of acculturalization, transfer of knowledge and technology, which adds value to the town of Culiacan and the entire state of Sinaloa. This action is achieved thanks to the agreement between Sinaloa and Arizona reaffirmed in January 2015, to give strength to the products and services that are generated between these regions after the proximity and brotherhood that exists by tradition, and today begins the process of collaboration with this opening, because it will contribute to the growth and development of Sinaloa through the connection of national and now international destinations. This first commercial flight crew: Pilot: Captain Mario Alberto Gomez Caballero Co-pilot: Captain Jorge Ibarra Lopez Head of flight attendants: soul Aide Peza Hernandez Surcharge: Diana Marcela Diaz Toscano Surcharge: Flor Garcia Solis Surcharge: María de Jesús Ramírez Bonilla Aircraft registration: XAVOY Number of flight: Y4878 In the official opening of the flight realized this morning, were present state and municipal government authorities, managers of Volaris, of CODESIN and of the Convention and Visitors Office of Culiacán; and an important delegation of the Arizona-Mexico Commission, who gathered in door 5 to make the symbolic cut of the ribbon. The Arizona – Mexico commission, is a decentralized agency of the government of Arizona created to consolidate a relationship with Mexico, to strengthen the trade,the investments attraction, the generation of employment, the reinforcement of cross-border security, and at the same time encouraging the exchange of ideas and proposals to improve the living conditions of both sides. According to economic data, through Arizona 48.3 million people cross the borderin both directions; as well as 7600 trucks and perform 1600 train crossings. It has 6 international airports. Importations and exportations between Arizona and Mexico ascend to more than 41.6 billion dollars a year. It is necessary to emphasize that in the autumn winter agriculture cycle, crosses through Arizona 40 % of the vegetables that are consumed in the United States and that have, mostly, originated in the fertile lands and the skillful work of the sinaloenses farmers. This route in addition to uniting families that for diverse circumstances had to emigrate towards that zone of the United States and that received them likeadopted children, today it facilitates the promotion of bonds of coexistence; Represents the beginning of an economic relationship that could generate investment projects that impulse development of the economy of both entities as well as the competitiveness 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 How this Virtual Tour was made A few days ago, my friend Engineer Enrique Maytorena, CODESIN General Manager, invited me to elaborate the virtual tour of the inaugural flight of Culiacan Volaris to Phoenix. The idea excited me a lot and I proposed to manage the corresponding permits to make a spherical photograph of the interior of the cockpit of the pilots, I think it is the first time that one is made in our country and many places in the world. They are very difficult images to achieve due to different situations ... the reduced space ... the detail that is required of all the instruments on the dashboard in front and on the roof of the plane ... the high contrast, which I achieved with a very nice technique that Are the Masks of Luminance in Photoshop ... and above all because to make the photographs of the interior I was permitted only ... 3 minutes!!!! I finally think I got it! I am very happy with the resul
 
The corridors of the hospital may seem like endless kilometers for a child that hurts for every step they stopped giving because of the ravages of chemotherapy. They are steps that can become memories and anecdotes thanks to the steps and tracks that others have decided to make for a noble cause. The race 19VA Ganac - ITESM is a support of the families of Culiacan for children with cancer. In November of 1996, the founders of Ganac together with the enthusiasm and support of teachers and students of Tecnologico of Monterrey began with what has become a tradition over time; a race that year after year adds more people who enjoy family day with all its members, including their pets, which like their owners, put the shirts on. 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 Major events such as the race Ganac - ITESM is the same as previous organizations. It’s good to know all the activities that will be developed. When, where and how. This way it can be estimated what is interesting to photograph, if you have photographic equipment necessary and if there are possibilities of witnessing the chosen activities. There is no need to carry overweight accessories. Many times you'll find yourself surrounded by hundreds of people, like in my case in the Isla de Oraba, where it will be almost impossible that you can move easily. Just take a pair of lenses and turn on your creative soul. What lenses? On the one hand, it depends on the nature of the event. On the other hand, some that best suit the way you see. If you like close details, think short optical, and if your view is always thinking of distant points, then lean for telephoto lenses. You may at times, miss lenses that you decided not to bring, but on many other occasions you'll be happy with the decision, especially when you're working lightly. This time I used a Sigma 8mm for spherical photograph and a Nikkor 24-70 f / 1.8 for a flat photograph. A suitcase or backpack is also important: think of one that will allow you take photographs easily but will not be annoying for people. The smaller and lighter, the better.
 
It all started with leukaemia, a cancer that for a child is like a flu and for parents fear to lose their child forever. Call it God o or science but the fact that his child was treated and cured in a hospital for free specialized in pediatric oncology research, changed their lives forever and those around them. “When fear transforms to hope miracles that transcend the years can happen”. For the last twenty years the mission of Oscar Blanco Torres and Claudia Montaño Iruretagoyena has been to support children with cancer in Sinaloa. His work has joined more people together whose dedication and love have achieved what today they are to realize the nineteenth race of GANAC and the third edition of RADIOTÓN with the support of the radio station MAXIMA 103.3 FM, enforcing more people to join the fight of cancer in childhood and for them to be carriers of hope for families living this serious disease. 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 Virtual Reality photography in confined spaces has some complexity. The calibration of the Nodal Ninja NN4 panoramic patella should be perfect to achieve the non-parallax point, of the images when sewing in PTGui or Autopano do not double. Civil society organizations like GANAC are a model to follow, their contribution is disinterested way to the benefit of the community, I am deeply grateful for the opportunity they gave me to do this Virtual Tour. www.ganac.org.mx
 
The Culiacan International Marathon, which this year attracted about 3 thousand 500 national and international athletes started at 07:00 o'clock once Governor Mario López Valdez gave the starting signal. With the Edition XXVII made this year, Culiacan Marathon was established as a sports festival and an international fair attractive to athletes, national and international, since also this year received the endorsement of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF, for its acronym in English), so that it is qualifying for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil 2016, and for the world of the specialty at Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, from this year The Mexican athletes who registered less than 2hrs and 15minutes for 42 kilometers in the men's branch, and 2hrs and 35 minutes in the women, got their direct pass to the Olympics to be held next year in Brazil. Meanwhile, for the worldwide championships in that European country, athletes will have a direct pass in the men's branch only if they register a time minor to 1hr 05minutes on the 21 kilometers category, and 1hr 15 minutes in the women's branch. Mexicans Ricardo Ramos Vargas and Brenda Flores Muñoz had no problem due to their extraordinary preparation. The Culiacan International Marathon is considered one of the best in the country, which annually has been increasing the number of participants and contributes to the noble cause that tops the “Grupo Amigos de Niños Afectados con Cáncer” (Friends of Affected Children with Cancer “Ganac”) since this is a "Marathon with cause... a different Marathon.” More than 1,500 volunteers participated at the hydrating stalls and in the event's entertaining area. Thirty thousand bags of water and electrolytes were distributed; 485 security elements participated, 80 0 units and an ambulance of the SSP (Ministry of Public Health) 25 paramedics of the Mexican Red Cross, three ambulances of the infarct code and three motorcycles. In addition, it had the support of 28 members of the police department, three law enforcement vehicles and an ambulance of Civil Protection. The event also received special support from 25 members of the Maniacs Motorcyclists Club and radio systems; as well as with 300 youngsters and the support of the Autonomous University 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 How this Virtual Tour was made Some years ago I had the fortune to run this marathon when it still had no International category. The Paynani Club already existed back then and we used it as a gathering point for many athletes. It was fun jogging as a group traveling many roads in our region. I fondly recall the time. That is why it was very exciting for me to make these virtual tours as recognition for the athletes, organizers and especially to all the people of Culiacan that make Culiacan International Marathon a celebration of the city. After stitching the images in PTGui, I sent them to Photoshop PSB format to make corrections by overlapping layers and subsequently through "Artisan" work, with many layers I made final adjustments. The main difficulty is that there were many people on the move, but I liked the final result ... and hopefully you too find it acceptable...
 
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.
 
El Dorado is a town located at the center of Culiacan, exactly at San Lorenzo Valley. It connects at North to Costa Rica, at East to Quila, at South to Emiliano Zapata and El Golfo de California, and at West to El Golfo de California. Eldorado has 22 communities in its 226.47 square miles of expansion, with a population of 23 628 people distributed along 38 colonies, where the most important are El Dorado, Sanchez Celis, Ejido Guadalupe Victoria, El Higueral, Las Arenitas and San Diego. To establishing this fabric, family Redo had bought the machinery of sugar mill “San Claudio”, located in Florida (USA), which used to have the capacity of 600 tons for daily milling. Its economy depends on an irrigated farming, sugar industry and fishing. As a historical background, Eldorado sugar mill was founded more than 100 years ago, thanks to family Redo, headed by Don Joaquín Redo, who along with his family established this sugar mill, considering the soil fertility of these lands for good crops. Parroquia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, dates back to the 1910s, built by family Redo, where attended most of the town, who were around 2 thousand people, and rebuilt by presbyter Jose Jimenez Biseño, with its two towers. Moreover, Don Joaquin Redo’s sons (Joaquin, Diego, and Alejandro) made the plant layout to place the machinery, which was sent by boat from port of Tampa, Florida, following a route surrounding South America through Cabo de Hornos to port Rabala, South of Altata bay in Sinaloa, its arrival destination. Later, the whole machinery was carried on trunks rolled over the road or pulled by oxen and mules through a gap 13.67 miles long, across Selva Virgen forest to arrive where the sugar mill was placed. 5 months later, the machinery was completely landed and ready to start the movement, so in March 28, 1900, the first stone was placed and thereby, began the building of the sugar mill. In this event showed up the state governor, General Don Francisco Cañedo in representation of Republic president General Don Porfirio Díaz. Some of the attractions in El Dorado are its sunny beaches, Canadian duck hunting sports, Easter parties in Navito and in March the festival of the anniversary of founding of the Valley. 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 Along with my friend Guillermo Alvarado I was in El Dorado at a very beauty and historic estate which we want to make a virtual tour about called “Hacienda de Los Redo”, and when we were getting back as it stopped raining, we visited Parroquia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, in which among other distinguished characters, Memo was baptized, to take some photospheres of the temple and the square next to it. The cloudy sky let soft shadows for the pictures, generating soft contrast of colors.
 
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.
 
The tower was completed until 2013, and it has become an icon in the city thanks to its superior structure which represents the delta of Humaya and Tamazula rivers, forming The Culiacan River. In this winter season, spectacular sunsets can be appreciated at Culiacan, where all the colors mix together and reflect over Humaya, Tamazula and Culiacan rivers. In this occasion, we managed to make a virtual tour from the top of Tres Ríos Tower at Culiacan, Sinaloa. Torre Tres Ríos is the tallest building in Culiacan, conformed by 17 floors, plus 2 underground floors used for parking. 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 Little Planet How this Virtual Tour was made This is the virtual tour in which I have faced more challenges. On the one hand, I didn’t want to lose the opportunity of taking pictures of an awesome sunset in Culiacan, after a heavy rain day. At the golden hour the sky cleared up a bit and I was able to capture the last lights of the day. On the other hand, I have fear of heights and I had to go up with all the photographic equipment through small metallic stairs to the top of the building, and though they were well protected, the street could be seen 17 floors down! Anyway, I had to overcome my fear and it was all worth it.
 
Located in the city center, at the crossroads of Angel Flores and Donato Guerra, the Parroquia del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús (The Sacred Heart of Jesus chapel) was built in 1908. The work was commenced by Priest Jesus Maria Echavarria and designed by Luis F Molina, remaining completely finished, when it became the last bastion of federal detachment commanded by Colonel Luis G. Morelos, during the capture of the city of Culiacan by Maderistas troops. The work was commenced by Priest Jesus Maria Echavarria and designed by Luis F Molina It is said that Sanctuary have stayed in brick structure was not intentional nevertheless was a revolution, there was gun fire, this was the last stronghold of the Porfiristas force. Colonel Madero barricaded himself there…there are signs of bullets, fingerprints; and the National Institute of History and Anthropology (INAH from its initials in Spanish) defend it to remaind bare brick, that finally gives it a special feature. “The Sanctuary”, as we all know it, prevails it´s importance for the church as one of the oldest buildings in the city, and even though existence of “Cathedral and La Lomita “chapels, people still came here to get married, to baptize, and it remains one of the most sought places to celebrate catholic ceremonies till today. For the people, The Sanctuary, remains as a reference in the city, and almost every day this beautiful building is visited by sightseeing or architectural students. 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 General information Angel Flores and Donato Guerra, Col. Centro 715 4666 Tel Office hours Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-13:00 and 16:00-19:00 Sunday 10:00-12:00 Masses: Monday to Saturday 07:00-18:00 Sunday 8:00, 12:00 and 18:00 Confessions: Sundays 7:00-17:00 Thursday 17:00 Holy hour: Thursday 17:00 Talks: Pre-marital third Saturday of every month 15:00-21:00 How the Virtual Tour was made Rain as a resource for our images can offer more joy than we think, and we can even say it's worth the logical risk that the equipment can get wet. Reflections on the street, the colors and contrast that are achieved are main factors that I like. The photograph of “The Sanctuary” is something special for me because it is precisely in this shrine were many years ago a young couple in love held their marriage forming a beautiful family… my wife and me…
 
The Templo de Santa Ines began its construction in October 1992. Then, it’s delivered in December 1993 to the Diocese of Culiacan, Sinaloa. Its first Chaplain was Monsignor Alfredo González, from Christmas 1993 to July 2002. On January 21st, 2012, in the memory of Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr, Monsignor Jonas Guerrero Corona performs the canonical establishment of the Saint Agnes Parish and, at the same time, appoints the presbyter Jose Luis Avila Sepulveda as the first parish priest of the community. The canon, Mr. Manuel Lopez Quintero, on July 27th, 2002, with Monsignor Benjamin Jiménez Hernández acting as bishop, is exonerated from being a pastor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, giving him a new entrustment as a Chaplain of the Saint Agnes Temple in the Episcopal city of Culiacan, Sinaloa. His stay was only of a few weeks due to his health problems. In such circumstances, the priest Marco Alejandro Jimenez Pallares is asked to replace the canon Manuel Lopez Quintero, during the time the time of his convalescence. It was until Christmas 2002, that the priest Marco Alejandro Jimenez Pallares is presented as the new Chaplain of Saint Agnes Temple. In August 2006, Monsignor Benjamin Jimenez Hernandez appoints the presbyter Jose Luis Avila Sepulveda as the fourth Chaplain of Saint Agnes Temple. On March 18th, 2011, the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI, appoints as Bishop elected of the Diocese of Culiacan to Monsignor Jonas Guerrero Corona, who, according to the protocol 970, dated August 22nd, 2011, ratifies presbyter Avila in his pastoral service as chaplain of the chaplaincy of Saint Agnes, of the deanship number thirteen, for three On January 21st, 2012, in the memory of Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr, Monsignor Jonas Guerrero Corona performs the canonical establishment of the Saint Agnes Parish and, at the same time, appoints the presbyter Jose Luis Avila Sepulveda as the first parish priest of the community. years. Likewise, he encourages him to begin the establishment of that community, as a new parochial jurisdiction. 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 General information Parish priest: Presbyter Jose Luis Avila Sepulveda Office hours Monday to Saturday: 09:00-13:00 and 16:00-19:00 Mass hours Monday to Saturday: 07:00-18:00 Sunday: 10:00, 12:00, 13:00, 18:00 and 19:00 Confessions Monday to Saturday: 07:30 Sunday: 10:30, 18:30 and 20:00 Pre-baptismal talks: Tuesdays 19:00 Pre - quinceañera talks: Wednesday 19:00 First communion talks : Thursday 16:30 Premarital talks: Saturday 16:00 Holy hour: Thursday 18:00 How this Virtual Tour was made I made the photography of Saint Agnes Parish in the middle of the morning, it was a beautiful sunny day and the light that came through the windows produced a very pretty illumination in the temple. To avoid the windows being overexposed, I made a second shot with two steps underexposed and through a selection of channels in Photoshop; I merged the two images with the appreciated results.
 
In a city, so big and always been at the forefront, could not be missing the infinity of places to go shopping and to acquire from small memories and incredible discounts, even exclusive sites where you can buy clothes and clothing from recognized designers. Culiacan has everything and for everyone, well it is possible to visit small commercial establishments, which also abound throughout the city, such as going to the recognized shops in Forum. Shopping centers, department stores, boutiques and lots of shops are found throughout the city. Shopping in Culiacan is an attraction more for those who visit our city, since you will find all kinds of novelties in clothes and accessories, electronics, household items, music, books, toys, sports and grocery stores and many more. The department stores in Culiacan usually offer products with great discounts at the end of each season; therefore, you can get incredible quality items at very low prices. 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 photography of the shopping center Forum Culiacán is one of the most complicated that I had had to do for two reasons, the first one for the continuous movement of people and through masks in PTGui I had to take care that the images were not cut, and the second is by the great contrast with much illumination in the stores and in some parts of the building with enough shadows. I made two shots with different exposures (2 steps of difference) and through the Channel Selection technique, which allows to make selections with very high precision and through masks, I fused the two equirectangulares and corrected the difference between shadows and illuminations. The result I liked and I hope it is also pleasing to you. Forum Culiacan is a very nice shopping center and many people come daily to do their shopping.
 
The idea of making a temple in honor of the Virgen Carmen started to revolve in Barraza’s mind in 1934 ever since he was placed in charge of the third order of the temple, motivated by a profound devotion to the her. That same purpose that impulse him to conserve the image of the Virgin Mary, who was stoned by angry manifests in the times of the Cristero War in the late 1920’s with the purpose of creating an altar devoted to her. The bazaars With the objective of starting to round up the funds needed for the construction, dinners or bazaars to benefit the Temple were created, they took place every Sunday for fifteen years and were carried out continuously at different points of the first frame of the city: the front doors where the ice cream shop of Monote, Angel Flores and Alvaro Obregon; on the sidewalk of the house of Alejandro Zazueta; Clouthier construction; in Mina doors; and finally in front of cathedral portals when "it was not possible (else) because they had demolished all the old building (center) and there was no good place for dinner", explains Barraza. Getting the required resources led to Bishop and his team of nearest collaborators to undertake all kinds of activities besides the usual bazaars. He organized meetings and sports events of quality level. He made charity collections in the ballpark, but only at major league games of the Pacific Coast to avoid straining the public. He withdrew it when he noticed that others began to do the same behind his back. The bullfighter Silverio Pérez presented in this city by charging just enough to pay his crew and even took care of their own expenses. He dabbled unsuccessfully in the sandwich market when he opened a little shop which he named El Tumbaito. He sold hotdogs at the stadium Angel Flores, conducted the raffle of a car, he participated in selling raffle tickets for a plane and requested the support and understanding of the people of Culiacan in all possible ways. In this regard he wrote: "I sweated blood with the collections ... felt a shame and a disgrace that I do not wish on anyone. I quivered at the beginning (...) for the simple reason that I judged the anger of some and contempt of others. " Construction of the temple The site chosen for the construction of the temple was a cow’s barnyard. A place which seemed far away from the city center and where today is a crossroad for the streets: Francisco Villa and Jesus G. Andrade. The design of the temple was first commissioned to the civil engineer Joaquin Zendejas and to the architect M. Valle. However, it was the "Best Partnership" -through the architect Fernando Best- who with some amendments to the original, but with many similarities, made another project. On November 9, 1946 the first stone was laid in a ceremony by Bishop Lino Aguirre and Garcia; in the following April the temple was blessed, inaugurated and the chapel served for the first time. It had a cost of sixty thousand pesos starting of course the construction of the big temple, by the master- mason Loreto Quintero. During the building process of the temple, two breaks were taken in which the construction stopped but neither lasted more than three months. The first was due to lack of funds and the other by a delay of calculations for a section of the dome by Best. The second phase of construction of the temple was given to be worked by Cheto master-mason Jacobo, who worked without architects or rigorous technical supervision, so that "some of my temple architectural lines are a bit chuequitas(twisty)" according to Monsignor. Crowning of the image of Our Lady of Carmen Coronation of the image of our Lady of Carmen The church and the altar were blessed by Bishop Lino Aguirre and Garcia, while that of Our Lady of Guadalupe was done by Archbishop Luis Maria Martinez of Mexico. On December 15, 1952 the Apostolic Delegate Guillermo Piani and the Bishop of Sinaloa performed the coronation of the image of Our Lady of Carmen and the Child Jesus. The image of Our Lady of l Carmen was brought from Olot, Barcelona; while the crown is the work of the “tapatío” (local of Jalisco, Mexico) goldsmith Manuel Peregrina at a cost of sixty thousand pesos. The material, gold and precious stones, was a gift from the faithful of Culiacan. A few years later the altar which was originally made from brick and granite was replaced by a white marble one; the background wall was also covered with pink and gray marble. Columns and altars were coated Guadalupe and the Immaculate Conception, and the floor of the chancel was replaced. The monumental double doors were made in Culiacan by Bernardo Alcaraz which were designed by the Monsignor himself. Because it was made out of iron, the door was a bit heavy but of easy movement due to the fact that it was set to roll over steel bearings. A notable feature of the temple is that the walls were replaced by windows, "rather (Priest Barraza explained later) is a continuous window on both sides." This was done to mitigate the effects of summer and give way to air and light. The original design considered building a tower, a school and a hospital. Ornamental details of the temple. The first chandelier came to the temple by accident. It was originally intended for the church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Los Mochis, but as the roof of the temple was not high enough, it was offered at a reasonable price to the Monsignor. The first chandelier came to the temple by accident. It was originally intended for the church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Los Mochis. Priest Barraza said that it was his wish "that any work that could be done in Culiacan, be done here, because I always wanted the temple to show the work of the house, only when it was not possible to get the work done was it brought from any other place... it was also my idea and an obsession to hold a marked regionalism as much as it could be done. That is why we can see in the figure that frames the large shield of Our Lady of Carmen at the altar a sketch of the state of Sinaloa. Two different shields that adorn the boards of the pulpit of this same church can be seen. The first is that of the state of Sinaloa and the other one of the city of Culiacán. The second one is not official, I invented it that way. In the background the Cerro de la Chiva with the goatee; shedding from both side’s two rivers: Humayan and Tamazula passing by the black bridge and following a single river: the Culiacan River". The pulpit was later removed due to remodeling works, however in one of the sides of the altar there is still a metal plate in which the Priest Barraza characterized from its very particular point of view heraldry of Culiacan. Another peculiar element in the representation of images of the temple is the figure of a tamal, which can be seen carved in marble along with a very stylized version of Mariano shield of the Virgen Del Carmen attached to the door of the chapel wall. Although this sign alludes directly to the organization of Sunday bazaars, it is a symbolic tribute to the years of effort and cooperation of the society of Culiacan to build the temple. It was his way of saying that the world of the senses and material can be oriented and take part in the benefit of the spiritual sphere, in the building of a greater good. In the slightest expression lines, the Carmelita shield can be seen in the fittings of the windows in the atrium cancel access and some metal protections interior doors. In different parts of the building Latin phrases can be seen. In this regard the Bishop Velázquez Garay expressed in the homily at the funeral Mass of Bishop: "Every corner of the temple and home and even the sidewalks around the temple are filled with Latin inscriptions that remain as a reminder to future generations, of the man who cultivated his spirit with the highest science.” Priest Barraza Barraza priest humbly gave the authorship of the temple to the Almighty and the Holy Mother of God of Carmel, and felt for him the honor and glory of having been his closest collaborator in the mission. Regarding the contribution of parishioners he noted: "All have been collaborators in one way or another. Their names? God knows, however, I've always said, the ones who helped me much more were the tertiary Sisters Del Carmen, emphasizing among them Lupita Escobar until she died and Armida Bon, until she married. “Other near collaborators were Carmen Trapero, Maria Camberos and Victoria Santibañez. On May 5 1953 the temple was reassigned from being a temple to being a parish. The amazing display of energy and creativity of Monsignor Barraza for the edification of the Church of Carmen was an example for others, as the priest Javier Llamas, who has devoted his priestly life to the attention of the faithful and persistent building of temples. "A very large example was for me the way in which the church Of Carmen was built among others. He gave everything he had humbly and without fighting much for the money. With tamales and sacrifices he built his church. You cannot imagine what he suffered. One saw his white cassock sometimes white with sweat. " Demetrio Pérez Barraza says that the priest had a piano among his most appreciated possessions; however it was a basic instrument in his life, he did not hesitate to sell it at the time when there was no more money to pay the construction workers weekly salary; "He sacrificed his piano and sold it to the mothers of College America (a local private school)." After many years of effort and sacrifice Monsignor Barraza allowed himself a gesture of vanity. Priest Javier Llamas remembers it vividly: one day, Monsignor hurried to the outskirts of the church, had a card in hand and set it in the most visible of the exterior walls. It was a sign written by him and it read: “This is the most beautiful temple in the world." 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 Priest Barraza General information Pastor: Fr. Miguel Angel Soto Gaxiola Office hours Monday to Friday: 09:00-13:00 and 16:00 to 19:00 Saturday: 09:00-13:00 Tel. 712-04-07 Masses Monday to Saturday: 07:00, 12:00, 18:00 and 19:00 Sunday: 07:00, 08:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 18:00 19:00, 20:00 and 21:00 Divine Providence: 1st of each month 12:00 Saturday Mass at 19:00 corresponds to the Sunday Confessions Monday-Saturday: 18:00 Sunday: For the masses Talks Pre-15: third Saturday of every month 17:00-19:00 Pre-matrimonial: fourth weekend of the month Friday: 19:00-20:30 hours Saturday 16:00-20:00 Sunday 08:00-14:00 Christian initiation: Tuesday 19:00-21:00 Family Catechesis Saturdays 09:00 Exposition of the Blessed: Thursday all day Prof. Ma. Luisa Palazuelos talks: Monday 16:00 How this Virtual Tour was made The photograph of the Parish of Our Lady of Carmen were taken very early at the blue hour as usual. In order for the interior images to appear perfectly illuminated the exhibition was of 2 seconds for the darker areas to lighten a bit. It is very important to take care of the details of accommodation of the temple because when turning 360 degrees every single detail is visible. I thank Priest Miguel Angel Soto Gaxiola who facilitated the realization of this virtual tour.
 
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.
 
This photograph corresponds to Hambreton (Hungerthon in English) 2015, annual fundraising event of the Culiacan Food Bank where the goal set to surpass this year was possible, with the total raised being 67,413 kg (14,8620.22 lbs.) of nonperishable food, and in which 70 educational institutions and 30 companies from Culiacan participated. History In Sinaloa, in 1999, on the initiative of Ricardo Bon, Alberto Coppel, Allan Sullivan, Luis Amarante and Martha Echavarria, the Culiacan Food Bank emerges, which, in 2003, becomes a Private Assistant Institution, to address famine problems around Culiacan and Navolato, Sinaloa. In1967, in the city of Phoenix, Arizona, Mr. Jhon Van Engel created the first Food Bank of the World; there are currently Food Banks throughout the United States as well as in several countries in Europa and Asia. In Mexico, the concept of the Food Bank emerged in 1991 due to the concern of a Sinaloa inhabitant, born in Culiacan, named Ricardo Bon Echeverria. The project arose one day in which he observed that the tenants of the Abastos Market in Guadalajara, Jalisco were dwindling and throwing away, day after day, a great amount of food which was no longer marketable but still edible, when he had found on more than one occasion that there were many people asking for food aid at that same location. The first Food Bank officially appeared in 1991 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, although some similar institutions already existed in 1989 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon and Saltillo, Coahuila, which did not have the name Food Bank but practically carried the same work that a Food Bank would. One by one they appeared in the whole country until completing what up to 2015 were 61 Food Banks, each of them emerging from the Private Initiative. Currently, the Culiacan Food Bank is presided over by Federico Bazua Lopez and directed by Arturo Torres Santillan. 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 spherical photography is done in groups of people, it is important to do the 4 shots the fastest possible at a high speed to avoid that, with the movement, PTGui cannot perform the photo stitching or the images come out incomplete or duplicated. This tour took place at noon and the white canvas tent helped as a diffusor for the light, which is why there are no hard shadows. It was a nice experience to see the enthusiasm of this group of volunteers who worked intensively on this important event, “Hambreton 2015”. The Culiacan Food Bank is an example of how, when we as citizens join forces, we can attain great achievements for the benefit of our community.
 
The New baseball stadium of los Tomateros de Culiacán is located at the Jesus Andrade Avenue, it is considered as the most modern stadium in Latin America and is the home of the champions of the Mexican Pacific League, Los Tomateros of Culiacan, premiering in the season that started in October 9th, 2015. The New baseball stadium of los Tomateros de Culiacán, has a capacity for 20,000 spectators, against 13 000 600 which used to fit in the old stadium Angel Flores. The New Colossus of Sinaloa, has a capacity for 20,000 spectators, against 13 000 600 which used to fit in the old stadium Angel Flores. It was built on an area of 41 thousand 250 square meters, of which 13 thousand 800 meters are for the playing area, 9 000 200 meters are intended for the main building seats, 22,000 meters are allocated to the parking area for 860 cars. Culiacan’s Tomateros have 10 championships in its history in the league, and 2 Caribbean Series championships. From this total of 12 championships, 8 have been in the hands of manager Francisco "Paquin" Estrada. 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 Panoramic Photography How this virtual tour was made This virtual tour took place in two stages, the first on Tuesday, October 20 very early, at 6:25 am using a stick three meters high for a semi aerial photography. I remember there was a party atmosphere, many people had spent the night queuing up to buy tickets just to see our baseball team, it seemed no one was sleepy and tired. I got the light for this photograph during the golden hour, there were many clouds with a yellow to orange produce very nice effects in the shadows and lights of the stadium. At night we attended my Consuegro Luis Amarante and our children to the game between the Tomateros and the Eagles of Mexicali, where I did not lose the opportunity and carry out the second stage of photographs. The fact that the stadium is impressive, very comfortable, the building is majestic, the work done by Arch. Jacobo Sevilla and his team is really bright. A stadium to be proud of and we must presume worldwide.
 
“Las Riberas” park is located at the Tamazula river bank, next to Culiacan center and in front of the “Orabá” island. It is one of the most beautiful parks in the city where we can find playgrounds, pedal boats, kayak, motorboats to go on a trip over the river, and a 12 km long cycle path. Many families have picnics here every day. There are big picnic tables where they can comfortably enjoy the park. There are also some environmental courses, bicycles for rent, soccer and volleyball fields, and roller skates. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery How this virtual tour was made This picture was taken in October 15th at 8:19 pm, at the blue hour, which is the last minute with light on the sky. To make some night pictures look prettier, the sky should not be black, but slightly blue, and to be there at the exact hour I used an app in my iPhone called “Photopills”, which indicates the hour at which the blue and golden hour start and end. This app also allows us to see the movement of the sun and the moon. If you have ever seen pictures of the moon by a church or any other building, it is not because the photographer was lucky. With Photopills, you can know the place, date and time in which the moon will be in a particular position in order for us to program the photo shooting.
 
According to information from “Organismo de Cuenca Pacífico Norte de la Comisión Nacional del Agua” (Basin Organization North Pacific National Water Commission “Conagua”) in Sinaloa, in October and due to heavy rains this year, the Sanalona dam was 21 million cubic meters above its level. The level of the reservoir was 694.6 million cubic meters, despite having spun a needle with a capacity of 673 million cubic meters. Location of the Dam Sanalona "Thanks to the work we have done within a matter of venting, the level of the dam Sanalona has come down." Dam Sanalona is located in the riverbed of the Tamazula River, 24 kilometers from the city of Culiacan, it was put into operation on January 1, 1948. It has a hydroelectric plant capable of generating 14 megawatts of electric power , which began operations on May 8, 1963, its reservoir is approximately 673 million cubic meters of water. Also the Sanalona dam is a place of recreation and relaxation for the inhabitants of the center of the state where sport fishing tournaments and some regattas are held. Its waters are also used to irrigate the Culiacan Valley. The construction of this dam was the economic trigger of the valley of Culiacan and therefore to the capital city Culiacan. It was the first built in the state of Sinaloa, it is the 6th largest in the state and the 30th in the country. Description of the Dam Sanalona In order to take advantage of irrigation, the water of the Tamazula river, the Sanalona dam, which consists essentially of a land curtain type Gravity Escollera. And provided on the left bank of headworks and in his right margin, a spillways was built type fan-free crest. The curtain consists essentially of 3 zones of selected materials: 1: waterproof heart formed by a conglomerate of gravel low well graded fine, to improve this material it was added a layer of clay in the surface, modified clay granite (tucuruguay) was also used although in a minor extent and only in the lower parts. 2: backrests formed essentially permeable sand and gravel; It is placed over the heart and has waterproof slope 3: 1 upstream and 2: 1 downstream. 3: Sheet rock quarry formed product was placed by hand with a thickness of 1 m in the upstream slope only. The pourer It is located on the right bank and consists of a fan-type spillway free chalk, curved in plant discharge channel leading the water to the river Tamazula. It has a capacity of 6,300 cubic meters vent / sec, the length is 218.9 m chalk. Intake work It is located on the left bank, consists essentially of two tunnels lined with concrete, in which pressure pipes initially drowned in blocks of concrete and provided with needle valves to regulate withdrawals at the downstream end of the pipes stay Pressure. They downloaded freely on the cause of the river, its operating mechanisms being housed in a concrete shed. In the downstream ends of the tunnels, they grid mounted on reinforced concrete structures of cylindrical shape, which serve as input transition to the tunnels, which are linked through elbow shaped installations. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices     There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet How this virtual tour was made After eating, I invited my wife, taking advantage that the rain stopped, to go to the Sanalona Dam, which is located really close to Culiacan... Around 40 minutes from our house to do a virtual tour of the vent water that was taking place. We left our car in the viewpoint of the dam and walked kilometer and a half, where I could make the necessary shots. It was amazing watching the huge amount of water that was being vent...
 
Its structure is composed of three naves covered by a metallic surface; with in the facade of the building you can observe traces of eclectic and neoclassical architectural building of the 20th century. Its front door stands out due to its framing which is done by two pairs of columns of plain shafts, which rise flanking a large semicircular arch sheltered by a triangular pediment with plant ornaments and a detailed cornice. The Garmendia Market is located in the city of Culiacan, Sinaloa, on the Avenue General Domingo Rubi, between the streets General Angel Flores and Miguel Hidalgo. History Built in the revolutionary period, exactly were the market square had previously been, which by agreement of the City Council on March 12, 1839, the project was soon ordered to go underway forming a square structure. This may have been done with some type of material leaving large entries. The square market that appears already reflected in Culiacan topography in 1861. Due to the new reforms that were underway in the 19th century new building typologies emerged, therefore by the end of that period it had already been warned about the need of construction of a public market for Culiacan, materializing the idea in the beginning of 1910. According to the dictionary of the Sinaloense culture, a funding of 100 thousand pesos was loaned to the city by the wealthy businessman; Francisco Andrade y Canto , Juan B. Scolari and A.T Krohn . By decree of December 1, 1909, it was decided to demolish the stalls located in this space, placing the foundation stone of the new building on September 16, 1910 in commemoration of the Centenary Celebrations. 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 day I made these spherical photographic images I was walking down the street General Angel Flores towards the parking lot where I had left my car, suddenly it started raining and I ran into Garmendia Market so I wouldn’t get wet. I had not been to the market for many years, I was surprised to see how nice it was. You can notice a very cheerful atmosphere, and the aromas of food from the restaurants are delicious. Seeing the colors of the fruits, vegetables, the freshness of meat and fish and many other products that are sold there and especially the enthusiasm with which these people work selling their regional products, I wanted to make these images that reflect the effort that every day is carried out by these sinaloenses, which we should feel very proud of.
 
The magic of Virtual Tours allows us to take a tour of Fifth Avenue in New York outside the Cathedral of St. Patrick, by Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island, the Country Club of Culiacan and Paradise in the Sierra Durango, also allowing see in detail the interior of a Truck Tractor International and two Hondas and BMW. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet How this Virtual Tour was made The level of difficulty in preparing this type of virtual tours is very high, the limited space, high contrast between the interior and exterior of the vehicle, the bulkiness of the equipment and the detail required, however, the end result it is very nice, because the detail of the landscape and inside vehicles seen.