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St. Mary Church on the lake – The island’s church in Bled
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St. Mary Church on the lake – The island’s church in Bled

The island has several buildings, the main one being the pilgrimage church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary, built in its current form near the end of the 17th century. The first brick built church on the island was consecrated in 1142 by the Aquileia ...
Omayra Sánchez – The child symbol rests in Armero
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Omayra Sánchez – The child symbol rests in Armero

On November 13, 1985, the Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupted. At 9:10 pm of that night, Volcanic debris mixed with ice to form massive lahars (volcanically induced mudflows, landslides, and debris flows), which rushed into the river valleys below the mountai...

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