~Travel Friends & Friends View Antarctica 1~
 
 
 
"Less than a hundred years ago Antarctica still awaited the sound of a human voice, the imprint of a human boot. Two hundred years ago no human eye had looked upon it. Antarctica was the object only of speculation which had absorbed philosophers and geographers alike since Aristotle first postulated the existence of a southern continent." Edwin Mickleburgh, in Beyond the Frozen Sea. My latest journey has taken me to this amazing destination. At times surrounded 360 degrees by the most unbelievable sights and colors~far to much to take in. I hope you enjoy the pictures of the majestic glaciers, snow covered islands, icebergs of amazing shapes and colors and the many "comedic" penguins along the way.
 
 
Ushuaia, Argentina
 
Santiago , Chile was the starting destination of our trip. It sits between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountain range. Santiago is the capitol of Chile with a population over 11 million people. It has been devastated many times by earthquakes and quickly rebuilt. We discovered that very little English is spoken or understood.
 
 
   

 

 

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View from room at the Grand Hyatt Hotel
View from room at the Grand Hyatt Hotel

 

 

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Elevator at the Grand Hyatt Hotel
Lobby ceiling at the Grand Hyatt Hotel

 

 

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City view from St. Christopher's Hill
City view from St. Christopher's Hill

 

 

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La Moneda' Presidential Palace
Inside court at the Presidential Palace

 

 

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Guards chosen for their "height and looks"
City Square from bus due to "Pick Pockets"

 

 

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Flower at the Artisian Market
Flower at the Artisian Market
   
 
 
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