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Salto de los Bordones waterfall, San Agustín, Colombia, 1975
Cross, Richard, 1950-1983
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California State University, Northridge
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California State University, Northridge
Richard Cross Photographs (Bradley Center)
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A view of Salto de los Bordones waterfall, located within Puracé National Natural Park, outside of Isnos, a municipality of Huila Department. The mountains are densely forested. Its waters come from the Magdalena River, it is close to San Agustín, and is Colombia's tallest uninterrupted falls. The park was founded in 1961. While there is no access to the falls, there is a mirador (lookout point) across from the falls from which visitors can view the it and Huila Mountains in their splendor. The image was taken from the this location. Richard Cross took this image during his work as a Peace Corps volunteer in Colombia between 1974-1976. He was assigned to work for the now Ministry of Culture and his assignment was to create a photographic record of Colombia’s archaeological remains.
Una vista de la cascada Salto de los Bordoones, localizada en el Parque Nacional Natural Puracé, cercas de Isnos, un municipio del departamento de Huila. Las montañas están densamente árboladas. El agua de la cascada proviene del río Magdalena. La cascada está localizada cercas de San Agustín y es la cascada más alta sin interrupciones de Colombia. El parque fue fundado en 1961. No hay acceso directo a la cascada, pero hay un mirador al otro lado de donde los visitantes pueden apreciar la cascada y las montañas Huila en su esplendor. La imagen fue tomada desde ésta ubicación. Richard Cross tomó esta imagen durante su estancia en Colombia como voluntario del programa estadounidense Peace Corps entre los años 1974-1976. Él fue asignado a trabajar para el ahora Ministerio de Cultura y su asignación fue crear un record fotográfico de los restos arqueológicos de Colombia.
Color slides
35 mm
San Agustín (Huila, Colombia)
Richard Cross Photographs
California State University Northridge. University Library. Special Collections & Archives. Tom & Ethel Bradley Center

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