S U C R E  *  Reloj de Sol

                                         © Mario Suárez Riglos

Sucre/ Bolivia there is a beautiful equatorial sundial.

I am happy to be able to show five sundial photos, taken by Mario Suárez Riglos. Many thanks for having given the permission to perform them here!

Special thanks also to Nani Morello who has kindly forwarded these pictures to me together with Mario Suárez’ permission to show them in ta-dip!





“The city of La Plata was founded by Pedro de Anzures, Marques de Campo Redondo, on November 30th, 1538. Its foundation was a result of mining activities overseen by Gonzalo Pizarro, who was interested in exploring the Eastern highland region of the Andean Cordillera. In 1559, Spanish king Felipe II commanded the foundation of the Audiencia de Charcas, with its headquarters in the city of La Plata with the purpose of administering the eastern territories. The Audiencia held judicial authority and executive powers and presided over the regions of what is now Paraguay, south-eastern Peru, northern Chile and Argentina, and most of Bolivia. On 1609, the city received an archbishopric, and granted it theological autonomy. That, along with the establishment of the University of San Xavier in 1624. During the 17th century, La Plata served as a legal, religious, and cultural center of the Spanish eastern territories. The first cry of Independence in the Americas took place in the city of La Plata May 25th, 1809. On August 6th, 1825 independence was declared and a new republic was born under the name Bolivia after its liberator Simón Bolivar. On August 11th, the name of the city of La Plata was changed to Sucre in honor of Mariscal Antonio Jose de Sucre, who along with Bolivar, fought for independence from Spanish rule.

The city of Sucre is also known as the City of Four Names, being those names La Plata, Charcas, Ciudad Blanca (White City), and Sucre. On December 13, 1991 UNESCO declared the Historic City of Sucre a "World Heritage Site" in recognition of its rich history and its wealth of colonial architecture.

By November 1996, Sucre had 157,775 inhabitants.


The city of Sucre is located at an altitude of 2,790 m above sea level. Its weather is mild and pleasant around 20 degrees Celsius (68 Fahrenheit). “

Copyright text: http://www.boliviaweb.com/cities/sucre.htm

                                        Sucre city – View

© Mario Suárez Riglos

© Mario Suárez Riglos

© Mario Suárez Riglos

© Mario Suárez Riglos

                   © Nani Morello

    Sucre city - Templo de la Recoleta

 © by http://www.boliviaweb.com/photogallery/chuquisaca2.htm


When I did research about this sundial in internet I happened to find also this image of a Bolivian competitor, struggling for Miss Universe 2010 competition which proofed my private theory for
sundials in South America:


In South American towns which have beautiful sundials there live also beautiful women!

[A statement of Reinhold R. Kriegler]