The Puracé Volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in Colombia and is situated about 30 kilometres in the southeast of the city Popayán (Cauca department).
Colombia 1958, "Francisco José de Caldas (1770-1816)".
Puracé Volcano in the background.
Colombia 1961, Coat of Arms of Popayan.
Popayan is the capital of the Colombian department of Cauca. The Coat of Arms of Popayan is showing the Rio Cauca, the city of Popayan and Puracé volcano in front of higher summits.
The Rio Cauca is the second largest river of Colombia, it flows between the Cordillera Occidental (east mountains) and Cordillera Central (central mountains). The Rio Magdalena between the Cordillera Central and Cordillera Oriental (east mountains) is the largest.
Colombia 1966, indigenous peoples of the Puracé region.
Colombia 1977, Coat of Arms of Popayan.
Colombia 1987, 450 años de Popayan.
The two stamps are showing a fresco of Efraim Martinez Zambrano (1898-1956).
The fresco provides the backdrop for this composition Lonely Town, "Nostalgic pit of oblivion." Further culminates in the hills of Puracé, bathed in twilight. Above the town looms the storm, personified in the ghostly figure of a woman that crosses lit space, radial bearing the offering. The sky has that capricious and often contrast of the atmospheric phenomenon: blue sky and simultaneous storm.
The image of the stamp shows indigenous people of the Cauca State, whose capital is Popayan.
Colombia 2012, Puracé Volcano.
Colombia 2012, Coat of Arms of Cauca department.
The coat of arms is divided into 4 parts. In the first part, 2 swords with ends up as a sign of triumph and sacrifice of the heroes of independence and a Crown of oak with its acorns of gold as one of the main trees of the region symbolize strength, honor and distinction. In the second part, of green color, a lyre of gold crossed with a torch as a cultural portrait of the region. In the third part, the blue sky, looms majestic snow-capped volcano Puracé and the column of smoke rising and at the foot, in blue and silver waves, the rivers and the sea. In the fourth part, in a background of silver, a Horn of plenty, with fruits such as coffee and wheat among others.