09 August 2006

Santiago during autumn

This picture was taken during a gray and foggy autumn day. I don't know about you, but I love these days. They are just perfect for a sunday afternoon. In the distance, you can see the Andes, which is the world's longest mountain range, measuring more than 7.000 Km. Chile has a unique characteristic, due to its long and thin geography: You can go skiing in the morning in one of the Andes many ski centers and be at the beach in the afternoon, enjoying dusk by the Pacific Ocean.

11 Comments:

Blogger Louise said...

What a wonderful photograph. I like the idea of skiing in the morning and being at the beach in the evening. How is the ski season this year? Ours is going really well as we have had lots of snow.

8/09/2006 5:19 AM  
Blogger Edulabbe said...

Our ski season is going great. There is plenty of snow. I hope it'll last a couple more months...

8/09/2006 1:16 PM  
Blogger Irredento Urbanita said...

I can see a strong feeling between the tops of those buildings and fogs. They seem to be so friends. I've heard that Las Condes is a zone of rich people. Is that right?

Greetings from Perú

8/09/2006 5:24 PM  
Blogger Marie McC said...

Nice photo! I like those clouds and the color of the mountains.

8/09/2006 6:59 PM  
Blogger Edulabbe said...

Irredento: Actually, Las Condes is one of Santiago's biggest communes. There are people from all economic classes living in Las Condes.

Marie: I loved your "Doorways around the world" blog. I hope I can send you a picture someday.

8/09/2006 8:33 PM  
Blogger Lisi said...

great shot of a city view, the big mountain as a backdrop has some similarities with Vancouver ;-)

8/10/2006 12:33 AM  
Anonymous Rudy Girón said...

Eduardo: Chile is without a doubt the most advanced country in LA and for sure a land of many wonders. It is on my to-do list for life to visit your country. Now make sure you bring the good and bad to this blog.

8/12/2006 8:41 PM  
Blogger Meg Nakagawa said...

Dramatic!

8/15/2006 2:30 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Welcome to the DP Circus !

So nice mood rendered here ! Autumn colours are wonderful.

For your knowledge : the French Riviera has also that "unique" feature beach/ski. We share that luck :-)

Those 3 peaks on your profile are very impressive...

8/21/2006 3:47 PM  
Blogger Edulabbe said...

La photo dans mon profil a été prise dans un parc au sud du Chili, appelé Torres del Paine (Tours du Paine). C'est vraiment impressionnant.
Et je crois que je devrai visiter de nouveau la cote d'azur pour vérifier les centres de ski...

8/21/2006 4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful picture of Santiago! Nice to see it without the smog. Had it just rained?
For those of you interested in skiing in chile you can follow the season on http://www.powderquest.com where we have hundreds of great pictures of skiing in south america.

5/08/2007 10:52 PM  

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