Although there are many different types of quirquincho's in this country this particular little copper colored animal has a small(ish) territory surrounding the area of Puna. The locals of Ollagüe have a town hall which houses a community space for social, public and private use. Nearly every town in this area has a town hall with the same function but this one is just a little different. It is built in the shape of the local quirquincho complete with tubular hairs and copper plated back. Rock, glass and concrete finish off the buildings extremities.
Thanks syzygy & NS. You have been very busy on P&C with some very interesting things yourself which are a pleasure to read syzygy. I'm an old dog come back to try to learn new thing's and keep sane. Apparently the local mining companies donated the material for the building and would have involved most of the local community to construct. I think it's a wonderful piece of art.
comparsing the amount of time that has passed until before we have been born and how much will goes by after we die, well no matter what age you live 30 or 140; it still be nothing. - so do not tell me, you are old!
your armadillo find is something that -if I were rich- would worth me to crawl out there to check myself! -thanks for unique stuff!
my posts on P&C are something I put up in hope, that not (only) experts, but the same "pedestrians" as I will find them interesting. so glad you like these old fellow from the southern hemisphere! (here the "old" is right) (:
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That building is lovely and from above it's quite funny. The fuzzy armadillo is adorable! Definitely an improvement over the regular kind. I am practicing my pronunciation of Quirquincho. It's nice to have small part of the village on SV with just a glimpse of the back of the building. Most of Peru is stark, but beautiful, and I'd love to see it in person. As always, thank you for the post, syzygy!
KitsuneFox: syzygy - posts I have made here do not receive much attention. I may do a detailed writeup of the now lost Edgemont Park in PA, one of the first electrified trolley parks in the world, but still debating. I'm missing 1 key bit of information.
Aug 17, 2021 10:38:20 GMT
syzygy: BRUTAL! Cars as if were matchboxes in a model town... Brilliant infos you share here in shoutbox - why not you post these?
Aug 16, 2021 17:36:00 GMT
KitsuneFox: In the early morning, before sunrise, of Augusts 11th, 12th, and 13th is reported to be the best viewing time for the Perseids meteor shower.
Aug 10, 2021 10:32:11 GMT
KitsuneFox: Davidson Seamount is the tallest known fully underwater mountain in the world, measuring 7,480 feet base to peak.
Aug 5, 2021 0:02:27 GMT
syzygy: ...and about other hills and humps... stone cold wisdom! ( :
Jul 28, 2021 14:13:17 GMT
KitsuneFox: Mount Wycheproof in Australia is the shortest recognized mountain on the world. It stands at 141 feet base to peak. A mineral named 'Wycheproofite' is mined near the location, and is the only known place it's found.
Jul 28, 2021 10:13:47 GMT
syzygy: Cool! Great extra info series about "all stars" highest mountains on Earth!
Jul 22, 2021 6:25:22 GMT
KitsuneFox: Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador is the highest mountain on Earth, as measured from the center of the planet. The peak is over 6,800 feet further away than Mount Everest, and is the closest land on earth to outer space.
Jul 22, 2021 0:13:35 GMT
SpiderX22: Big news in the Aircraft in Flight database (in Transportation) -> HUGE changes. Thanks RaveyThirteen for your post -> will be changing ownership of the collection (hopefully for me lol) -> look forward to this!
Jul 20, 2021 21:02:26 GMT