August 05, 2006

Pictures from Week 1

Here's a collection of pictures that I've taken over the past week.

The first few are from the Recoleta cemetery in Buenos Aires; this is a remarkable place, a true city of the dead.

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Mark wandering the streets of the city of the dead.

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Some of the mausoleums are just plain spooky. I can just imagine the family asking the guy who designed this next one to "make it quite scary"!

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Many of them are huge.

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And some are simply bizarre!

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Probably the most impressively flowered was the grave of Eva Peron.

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On the second day in Buenos Aires we walked around La Boca and saw some tango being danced in the streets.

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Some of the guys doing the transciever training.

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The final pictures are from today's trek to dig snow pits.

Some of the guys come over the last ridge, we're almost there...

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Having lunch above the lakes of Catedral.

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Looking back towards Cerro Catedral.

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Heading home on fresh snow.

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Posted by Len at August 5, 2006 07:56 PM | Categories: Argentina 06 , Argentina 06 - Photo Album
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