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Chulamani

An oil painting created in Bolivia. Chulamani was a favorite spot to get away from the altitude in La Paz. From La Paz the traveler goes up to the cumbre, highest point of the road, about 18,000 feet and then down to the Yungas and Chulamani in the jungle. It is less than 80 miles and in those days took about four hours on winding, narrow roads with incredible drop offs to the valley below. The road went through the clouds and mist and wound its way down to the villages passing rock houses and fences with llama herds along the way. Gasoline was available at "rest areas" in fifty gallon drums. Google the Most Dangerous Road in the World to get a glimpse of the trip.

Landscape, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches. In a private collection in California.