National Geographic : 1939 Jan
Photograph byAlfred T.Palmer STEEPLY RISES THE ROAD TO CARACAS AS CARIBBEAN AND LA GUAIRA FADE INTO THE DISTANCE Through the little fishing village of Maiquetia, the highway ascends from the capital's seaport (background). Tallcacti, simulating sentinels, rise from the slopes on either side. Originally built by the Spaniards, the road was widened and paved as a motor highway about fifteen years ago. Itwas the forerunner ofVenezuela's net work of modern roads, one of which stretches from Caracas to the Colombian border and beyond (page 116). work of modern roads, one of which stretches from Caracas to the Colombian border and beyond (page 116).