Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict 9/20/2009 12:56:11 AM

This impressive and legendary Colombian hill, also known as "teeth shaped hill" awakens tourist's great interest. Alter the sun has set, the sanctuary adds this place a final mystic touch.

As you raise your look from any point of the city, it's impossible not to run into the Hill that from its 3,152 meters above sea level has been looking over to Bogota for 402 years now.

Over and above its natural beauty, the possibility to get close to God and the faith that this place evokes, are also, according to local people, some of the hill's main attractions.

The construction of the sanctuary crowning its peak was authorized by the president of the New Kingdom of Granada, Don Juan de Borja. In addition, Don Pedro Solis decided to build a monastery, which was finally finished in 1657.

In order to ascend this hill it is necessary to use the aerial passenger tramway though it is also possible to ascend it by foot since there is a cobbled path that still remains there. #1182399

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict 9/20/2009 1:00:13 AM

Gastronomy in Monserrate

With its two main restaurants, both offering excellent and varied menus, gastronomy is another great attraction of the area.

In both restaurants, Casa San Isidro and Santa Clara, prevails a pleasant and particular atmosphere.

Hence, tourist will enjoy themselves at any of them. What is more, national and international food is offered at both.

Pilgrimage and Sanctuary in Monserrate

Colombians have made pilgrimages for more than four centuries now, climbing Monserrate to meet the Fallen Lord. In this important place of pilgrimage the Black virgin can be worshiped as well.

At the end of the sanctuary the object of pilgrimage of so many devotes, the image of Christ, can be appreciated.This image, the Fallen Lord of Monserrate, was sculpted by Pedro de Lugo y Albarracín in 1556.

Legend has it that the image of the Fallen Christ arrived to the sanctuary by mistake but nobody could remove it from this place. What is more, it became extremely heavy when people tried to take it down and light when pulled up. #7957620

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict 9/20/2009 1:01:11 AM

A VIEW ABOVE #7957624

Tiia Vissak level-addict 9/20/2009 1:28:24 AM

a great portrait! #7957728

Paul E. Earl 9/20/2009 1:57:30 AM

Terrific portrait, Dominick! #7957853

Douglas Pignet 9/20/2009 3:11:51 AM

Very nice portrait. #7958150

Tess L. Yee 9/20/2009 3:33:52 AM

I'm not a 'people in pictures' person, but this is a wonderful portrait, Dominick. I love that you add so much contextual's nice to get a better sense of where your images come from. #7958229

Shelly A. Van Camp level-addict 9/20/2009 7:44:14 AM

Super capture, Dominick!! #7959925

Chris Ebben 9/20/2009 11:06:00 PM

I must say, I'm with Tess, I'm not a great one for portraits etc but this is good. Looks like you were lucky to get this picture by his look. Very interseting narrative as well=^..^= #7964666

Stefania Barbier level-addict 9/21/2009 12:06:10 AM

wonderful capture! #7964812

Laurence Saliba level-addict 9/21/2009 1:15:20 AM

Gorgeous portrait Dominick!!! #7964908

Renee Doyle level-addict 9/13/2010 1:38:50 AM

Very cool expression capture Dominick!!!! #8897078

Brett Dolsen 9/13/2010 1:48:02 AM

Wonderfull street portrait Dominick! #8897090

Barbara Waldoch level-addict 9/13/2010 2:02:39 AM

Terrific capture, Dominick! #8897098

Jyri Vissak 9/13/2010 4:12:16 AM

Very creative! Well done. #8897355

Gord MacEachern level-addict 9/13/2010 4:39:22 AM

Fabulous portrait Dominick!! #8897449

Robert R. Goodman level-addict 9/13/2010 4:55:43 AM

Hi Dominick.Beautuiful capture.Great portrait!!! #8897475

Ron McEwan level-addict 9/13/2010 5:44:55 AM

Great MT entry Dominick. #8897547

Antonio Amen level-addict 9/13/2010 6:00:25 AM

Excellent portrait.
Thanks for comment my photo.
Kind regards
António #8897579

Marcel J. Fernandez level-addict 9/13/2010 7:46:44 AM

Excellent work, Dominick! #8897748

Margaret R. Barry level-addict 9/13/2010 8:43:20 AM

Fantastic portrait, Dominick. Great MT entry! #8897852

Susana Ms Heide level-addict 9/13/2010 9:33:52 AM

It's evident that you soak in a lot of knowledge during your travels! Thanks for sharing the info in the description! The portrait looks very natural and spontaneous and you've captured the expression so well Dominick! You know, without the description I would have thought this to be in Mexico (where I live) because the T-shirt in the background has the face of an actor from an iconic comic TV show in Mexico. Very interesting :o) #8897964

Les Rhoades level-addict 9/13/2010 9:42:48 AM

I like the T-shirt placement in the BG #8897982

Marcie A. Fowler level-addict 9/13/2010 9:59:25 AM

Very nice "environmental" portrait Dominick. Excellent theme entry. #8898021

Shelly A. Van Camp level-addict 9/13/2010 10:40:16 AM

Super capture and have a great trip! #8898086

Julianne Bradford level-addict 9/13/2010 11:33:52 AM

Great MT entry Dominick! #8898202

Karen Bacon level-addict 9/13/2010 12:54:35 PM

This is excellent Dominick! Great work! #8898312

Kerry Hill level-addict 9/13/2010 12:59:53 PM

Wonderful capture Dominick! #8898318

Murry Grigsby 9/13/2010 3:07:22 PM

Terrific theme shot and info Dom! Such an interesting spot of the world!! #8898456

Paul Goodman 9/13/2010 6:17:19 PM

wonderful Portrait Dominick!! #8898812

Ann Coates level-addict 9/13/2010 9:51:34 PM

He certainly has a cool looking expression and pose about him. Excellent portrait here Dominick. #8899133

Karen Engelbreth 9/13/2010 10:16:54 PM

Wonderful MT entry Dominick... #8899161

Robert K. Bemus level-addict 9/14/2010 12:12:38 AM

Great expression and candid portrait, Dominick!! #8899205

Mitch Spence level-addict 9/14/2010 10:09:42 AM

Love the shirt "expression" backing up the boy's. Excellent theme entry, Dominick. #8900159

Kim Dietrich Elam 9/15/2010 4:11:34 AM

great shot, Dominick - you don't miss them! #8901459

Nancyj E. Hovey level-addict 10/15/2010 10:40:25 AM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8968534

Bojan Bencic level-addict 10/15/2010 11:08:11 AM

Congratulations, Dominick. #8968813

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 10/15/2010 1:20:49 PM


HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!


Joanna Madloch 10/15/2010 6:38:39 PM

Great finalist, Dominik. Love the title! #8971716

Stefania Barbier level-addict 10/15/2010 11:00:26 PM


Susan M. Campbell level-addict 10/15/2010 11:49:55 PM

Congrats on your finalist!!!!!!!!!!! #8972578

Usman M. Bajwa level-addict 10/16/2010 6:15:10 AM

Cool capture and expression, Dominick. Huge CONGRATZ on both your terrific Finalists!

UB. #8973153

Cesar J. La Rosa level-addict 10/16/2010 9:56:54 AM

Wonderful portrait, Dominick!!! The expression you've captured is incredible, but I also love the background and sense of movement around him. Congratulations on this Great Finalist, Dominick!!!
Cesar #8973822

Laurence Saliba level-addict 10/16/2010 11:16:52 AM

Fantastic!!! Congrats my friend!! #8974140

Lydia Williams level-addict 10/16/2010 12:32:44 PM

Well captured Dominick! Congratulations! #8974418

Sam Britt level-addict 10/16/2010 8:45:20 PM

Congratulations, Dominick! #8975635

Marilyn Cornwell level-addict 10/17/2010 6:30:09 AM

Wonderful, Dominick! Congratulations on this finalist! #8976210

Ann H. Belus level-addict 10/17/2010 6:38:27 AM

A great finalist, Dominick...congratulations! #8976241

Ellen Hodges level-addict 10/17/2010 6:45:27 AM

Congrats on a super awesome finalist, Dominick!! Very interesting commentary, too! Best luck on all your awesome finalists in the next round!! #8976262

Daniella Puente level-addict 10/17/2010 12:40:33 PM

Congrats, great capture :) I used to watch the tv show from the shirt face all the time, was so cool! #8977170

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-addict 10/17/2010 7:28:19 PM

Ohhhh! I love this!

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist Dominick!

jo ann c.

Merna L. Nobile 10/21/2010 11:00:41 AM

Every month, with our camera in hand, we go out and find what we hope will be the “winning photo.”
Those of us that don’t get recognized, just continue to search for that special image, until one day the Congratulations come pouring in from some of the best artist and friends anyone could image.
So to the Better Photo winners for the month of September, I congratulate you on a job so well done.
My very best to all of you, Merna Nobile

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(((~~ MONTHLY THEME ~~)))

Image taken way up in Monserrate Mountain in Bogota Columbia.

Congratulations to all the Finalist for the month of August and good luck next round.

Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 80.00 mm, Model: NIKON D200

Uploaded on 9/20/2009 12:48:00 AM

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Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR Camera Photo Contest Finalist

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