Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cabo de La Vela

Alta Guajira, originally uploaded by FernandoRueda.

Spanish for "Cape of sails". Its name derives from the first view of the cape from the sea, when the pale colors of the promontories an their curvaceous forms emerging from the flat desert, suggested vaguely to the Spanish the shape of a sailboat.
Cabo de La Vela ("Jepirra" in wayuunaiki language) is a sacred place to the Wayuu indians (who still live there), since they believe it is the place where the souls of all the deceased travel to rest with the ancestors, as the gate to afterlife.
I agree, it most be a wonderful place to rest in peace.
Remember: I had to take this photos with my cell phone becuase I couldn't bring my camera.

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