Now, this is one of the most prominent examples of pareidolia – perceived images of objects. From a certain point, this beautiful waterfall resembles an elegant lady with a white dress.
This is a highly unusual waterfall due to one more aspect – it comes out from a cave. Some 200 meters before the falls the stream disappears below the ground and reappears only at the waterfall. The dissolved lime – travertine – forms a part of the details of the imaginary “dress”.
El Velo de La Novia or Lady in White Waterfall on the map
|Location, GPS coordinates:||7.0783 S 78.1531 W|
|Categories:||Waterfalls, Spring tufa, travertine and other formations|
|Rating:||(3 / 5)|
|Where is located?||South America, Peru, Cajamarca Region, Celendín province, southern part of Sucre district, at the road CA-1531 between Pachachaca and Vigaspampa villages|
|Name in Spanish:||El Velo de La Novia (“the veil of the bride”). Note – there are many waterfalls with this name in Latin America – even in the same Cajamarca Region!|
|Height:||20 – 30 m (?)|
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