National Geographic : 1939 Jan
Photograph from Globe AT THE FOOT OF MASSIVE MOUNT AVILA, CARACAS SPRAWLS ACROSS A PLATEAU 3,025 FEET ABOVE THE SEA Spires and steeples of the capital's many churches rise above red-tiled roofs. In the northwestern section of the city(left), La Pastora Church stands onaneminence. At right, where garden-covered Calvary Hill begins its ascent, Calvary Chapel overlooks busy streets. The large whitebuilding (center) isthe new home oftheMinistry of Education, not yet completed, and to its right the round tower of the Cathedral looms above Plaza Bolivar. White villas fleck thelandscape inthebackground.