Overwhelming beauty of the Atacama desert

March 24, 2011 3 comments

Chile is really a striking country, and we have only seen a tiny bit so far. With only 14million people living here, and half of them in the capital, it’s endless empty lands. The feeling of infinity is something that particularly moved me in the Atacama desert, and I still can’t get over it. The beauty of the landscapes is overwhelming. The immensity of the sky, the clean blues in sharp contrast with the earthy tones of the soil. The many shades of dry greens. The extreme of the weather. Our skin turned into lizard’s just after a few days.

Marcelo saw Saturn and its ring in the telescope of our guide, the day after the full moon, and I think he will never forget it. Just as I will never forget the incredible beauty of this place on earth.

 

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