Reed Reflection - Lake Titicaca, Peru

Nigel Fletcher-Jones

New York, United States

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The uro are a group of about 42 artificial islands made of floating reeds (totora) which grows abundantly in the shallows of Lake Titicaca. Their original purpose was defensive – the Quechuan-speaking inhabitants could move relatively easily from island to island if a threat arose. Many of the islands still contain watchtowers largely constructed of reeds -which are also used to construct small boats.

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