Isolation Antidotes (41): Chilly Chile

Eleven years ago I had the opportunity to visit Chile. It was mid-winter and accordingly brisk, but in the relatively-sheltered area of the capital city, Santiago, the surrounding elevated terrain provided a basin of relative climate moderation but, unfortunately, also a vast, too-calm valley of inadequately-ventilated collection of industrial pollution. On my work-free weekend, I resolved to try to get above the smog and made my way, via circuitous public transportation, up to the Parque Metropolitano, which provided me with this view across the city with the magnificent snow-capped Andes in the distance.

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10 Responses to Isolation Antidotes (41): Chilly Chile

  1. This is your take on red, white, and blue.

    • krikitarts says:

      Those amazing red guys are also common here in New Zealand, and are known as “red hot pokers;” their genus is Kniphofia, their family Xanthorrhoeaceae, and they originate from Africa.

  2. Peter Klopp says:

    Fantastic nature shot with the majestic mountains in the background!

  3. shoreacres says:

    Here I thought we were going to get a nice, cool summer recipe using hot peppers.

    • krikitarts says:

      If we were having need of a nice, cool summer recipe here (which we aren’t), your thought might have been rewarded. As it is, I add ground chili and drinking chocolate to my coffee every morning to help to stay nice and warm. Yum!

  4. Very nice combination of near and far and a great contrast in “heat”.

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