Saturday, March 27, 2010

A heart

When somebody tells you about an island that looks like a heart, you can believe it and imagine a piece of land with a vaguely familiar figure. In the middle of the Mascardi Lake, close to Bariloche, that island really exists: green, alive, surrounded by the turquoises waters of the lake, it exceeds any attempt to imagine it.

These pictures are from a couple of hours hiking to the viewpoint over the island, in March 2009. That day the yellowjackets were a little bit irritable; four stings are really painful...

"Ah, well, if the little lady were only here with me in the boat, I should not care for any darkness."
The Brave Tin Soldier, Hans Christian Andersen

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Monday, March 8, 2010


A sunny afternoon in the backyard, flowers and something more...

The last picture is my first try (rather poor) at HDR photography.

"You'll remember me when the west wind moves
Upon the fields of barley
You'll forget the sun in his jealous sky
As we walk in fields of gold "
Fields of Gold, Sting

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Humans in nature

I've already posted some pictures here of a very nice place in the mountains near Bariloche called Laguna Negra. A couple of months later, at the beginning of 2009, I went again with some friends and we continued up to the 2000 meters summit of a near peak. The Cerro Negro, just to the south of the small lake, offers an unrivalled view of the National Park. This time, however, I won't focus on the nature around but in the harmonious presence of the people on it.

Do you wonder were is the relation to human beings in the last picture? I didn't say it was obvious....

"There wouldn't be an observation tower – or something? I mean, in the open air."
Foundation, Isaac Asimov

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Dreaming awake

"-Last night I dreamed-, said LVX-1, calmly.
Susan Calvin said nothing"
Robot Dreams, Isaac Asimov

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Monday, January 4, 2010

López's panoramas

The López mountain is a typical excursion of Bariloche. The access is easy (urban bus line), it's short (2:30hs to the shelter) and it offers incomparable views. But if you really want to be in the top of the world you must continue to the mountain's ridge, until the so-called tourist peak. From there the free view in all directions is spectacular.

"Que den las campanadas a deshora,
que salga del armario la cultura,
que el Corán no se enfade con la Torah,
que apeste menos la telebasura."
Wishes for the New Year (This Mouth is Mine), Joaquín Sabina

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