Tuesday, November 7, 2017

COLOMBIA ~Monserrate Funicular - Bogotá ~

... Great new country to add to my collectionツ... Colombia has many historical and archaeological sites.... Monserrate hills has always been one of the most visited places of Bogotá ... a well known landmark... the "Funicular" climbs the mountain using a rail system...  this train-like car takes you through a tunnel inside the mountain and allows a closer look at the vegetation that grows at different altitudes.... from the top of the hill you have spectacular views of the capital and surrounding areas... Thanks a lot Hernan!!【ツ】

Colombia is located in South America and shares a land border with Panama,Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru. It is the only country in South America that has a coastline on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

Bogotá is the capital and the second largest capital city in South America and at 2640m (8661 ft) it is one of the highest capital cities in the world.

The Funicular carries the Bogotá citizens and the tourists daily. Construction on it began in in 1926, and  it was officially opened on August 18th, 1929.

In December 2003, the Funicular started a new phase with a more modern design in its cars which now open their doors facing the sky with a glass roof.

Photo: Omar Bechara


1&3&4 Fauna - Endangered Species
(Issued 14-07-2015)

Gabriel García Márquez, 1927-2014
(Issued 14-07-2015)


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