La Virgen del Cerro is a painting of the Virgin Mary represented as Potosi's Cerro Rico Mountain - Potosí (Bolivia)
The Cerro Rico is Potosí's iconic Cone-shaped mountain very rich in Silver ore.
For more info about La Virgen del Cerro, read www.bolivian.com/cnm/lvcerro.html.
Casa de la Moneda - Potosí (Bolivia)
This is the old Spanish mint where the silver from the mines of Potosí was transformed into coins.
The original minting machines are preserved in a near-perfect state. The oldest machines were made of huge wooden gears and powered by slaves or animals (depending on availability).
Later they used steam-powered machines, but luckily they kept the old machines untouched (just in case!).
This huge building is now a national museum.
Photos of interesting Christian Sacred Art that I stumbled upon.
Photos taken in Bolivia in February and March 2010.