Day 200

I made it to day 200!

First of all, thanks to everybody for the support and for all the likes, nice comments and critiques; I really appreciate it.

I had something planned for this day but it was something I could only do in Pereira, and as I am away, I had to find something else.

I visited a place that I only knew through photos, I had wanted to visit it for so long, and finally this day came; it is for sure one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to.

El Peñol  is a small town, one and a half hours away from Medellin, they have a big stone, one of the biggest ones in the whole world, and you can go to the top.

The way to get up there is pretty tough, but after more than 720 stairs (I lost the count) you get to see such a magical view, green-emerald lakes, forests and islands compose this awesome landscape.

The rock, called “Piedra del Peñol” has 185 cubic metres of rock mass and it is 385 metres long, with an approximate weight of  11.000.000 tons. It has some rock breaks, one of which was used for the construction of the stairs; a viewing spot  was built on top of the rock, there it’s possible to buy handicrafts and postcards; from this viewing point is possible to see the 500 km shore-perimeter dam.

In the 1940s, the Colombian government declared it a National Monument.

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Feel free to leave feedback, critiques or suggestions.

Regards.

Hola!

Llegamos al día 200!

Primero, quiero agradecerles a todos por sacar algo de tiempo para ver las fotos, leer, comentar, criticar y/o sugerir algo, signidica mucho para mi.

Para el día 200 tenía algo planeado, pero ese algo sólo lo podía ahcer en Pereira, no contaba con un viaje a Medellín, entonces me tocó buscar algo más.

Fui a uno de los sitios más bonitos que alguna vez he visto, siempre lo veia en fotos y moría por ir, hasta que hoy fui a conocerlo.

El Peñol  es un pueblo pequeño a una hora y media de Medellín, hay una piedra muy grande, una de las más grandes del mundo, y se puede llegar a su cime.

La subida es dificil, pero después de más de 720 escalas (en algún momento perdí la cuenta), se llega a una especie de plaza en la cima de la piedra, y la vista es simplemente espectacular; lagos de color esmeralda, islas y bosques son lo que componen ese paisaje.

La piedra del Peñón tiene 185 metros cúbicos de masa, su longitud es de 385 metros y pesa 11.000.000 de toneladas.

En una de las particiones que tiene la piedra se construyeron las escaleras, y en la cima se construyó un mirador que tiene una tienda de artesanias de la región; de éste mirador, se pueden ver las rivieras de los 500 kilómetros de represa.

Fue declarado  monumento nacional en 1940.

Críticas, comentarios y/o sugerencias son bienvenidas.

Saludos!

Pablo.

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26 thoughts on “Day 200

  1. Que hermoso este paisaje! ya es mi sueno ir a alla algun dia! Creo que colombia es el pais mas hermoso con todas su paisajes tan diferentes. Tu blog es muy chevere porque muestra mucho la diversidad de Colombia! un razon mas para verla cada dia!

  2. Hi Pablo:
    Congrats on making 200. That’s quite a milestone! Love the panorama. Wish there was color here in New England like you have. I tell ya. The greens in the water in the south are stunning and you have a knack for capturing the brilliant color so well.

    Chris

    1. Thank you Chris!
      This place is so amazing!
      When I was on the way, I was afraid the day was gonna be cloudy, on the road there was only fog and I thought the weather in “El Peñol” was gonna be the same as it was here, but fortunatelly it wasn’t 🙂

  3. I hate those 365 projects that someone undertakes and then runs out of ideas after day 33. That would be me. Last night I took some shots of the dirty dishes in my sink. Today I should take a shot of the clean sink. Empty. No dishes. Post them both as days 199 and 200. But wait…. When did you start this project if you’re on day 200 already? You don’t start on January 1? Anyway, I got off the subject. I love your blog and love the shots you’ve given us each day. This place looks gorgeous and your description makes me want to go visit- though not necessarilly climb to the top of that rock. Keep it up and I’ll keep visiting.

    1. Hi!
      Thanks for your words.
      I started the project in october; thought about starting it in january but at that time I had a lot of free time, so I decided to start it.
      The place is simply amazing, I’m pretty sure everyone would love it, the view is breath taking.
      Thanks for your visit!

  4. Hola! Gracias por mostrar el que para mi es el lugar mas hermoso de mi tierra. Y lo aprendí a querer mas luego de ir con personas de otros lados y ver sus caras de admiración cuando llegábamos a la cima y teniamos semejante vista a nuestro alrededor. Que bueno que fuiste y tomaste esta buena foto para que otros se antojen de ir. Un abrazo!

  5. Demasiado bonito para ser verdad Pablo. Reafirmo mi deseo de querer ir a Colombia. Por cierto, viste el post con las fotos de Brujas (de mi viaje a Bélgica)? Hay algo que te puede interesar al final del primer párrafo:) -Leo

  6. What an amazing way to mark/celebrate this milestone and I love the symbolism of climbing so many steps to reach the destination that brought such a beautiful visual experience. Thank you for introducing us to this place and congratulations!

  7. I cannot imagine what a sight this must be if one is actually there in person. This is a fitting tribute to celebrate 200 days. Your photographs should be published in a book “365 Days With Pablo”. It would be a beautiful book.

  8. Maravillosa forma de celebrar los 200, felicitaciones y la foto pues SPEECHLESS, grcaias por compartirla !!!!
    Pablo hablate con Vivi a ver si se reunen con mi esposa para lo del pereira plaza ok??
    saludos y otra vez congratulaciones !!!!!
    Jorge Andres

  9. Maravillosas tomas, es uno de los lugares que esta entre mis pendiente para ir, fui cuando no estaba inundado, hace ya muchos años y no tenia camara, te quedaron bellisimas!!!

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