Monday, June 28, 2010

Penitentes in Aconcagua - highest mountain in South America

Penitentes are dazzling natural-forming ice columns, or more accurately ice blades, that stick up at sharp angles towards the sun. Rarely found except at high altitudes, they can grow taller than a human and form in vast fields.

The following 4 photos were taken by me in Jan 2009 on a mountain slope somewhere between "Plaza Argentina" base camp and high-camp 1, in Argentina's Mt Aconcagua - highest mountain in South America.

First, an entire slope of penitentes with a trail through it

On the slope now

More of the tall penitentes

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Map of the World

Not an upside down map!!! This is a proper map of the world where Australia is in its rightful place - in the middle and at the top. (Click on the image to enlarge it.)
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Monday, June 14, 2010

Epitaph on Grave - 1

Gustava Gumersinda Gutierrez Guzman
1934 - 1989
Rest in peace

A memory from all your sons (except Ricardo who did not pay any money)

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Topiary - Face like

Face-like topiary
    Location: Garden in Chiang Kai-Shek's Residence, Shilin, Taipei, Taiwan
    Date:       2010-April

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