Iguazu Falls / Argentina · 2014   jungle veils

  

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glimpse: DEATH BIRTHING LIFE | The day had us walled in with grey when we stepped through the gate of La Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires. Here, in the pulsating heart of Argentina's capital, the realm of death is a proper city with paved alleys and mausoleums the size of small houses. An impermeable mist flooded the maze unwinding between hundreds upon hundreds of tombs and the day's perpetually drizzling grayness now bestowed an eerie atmosphere on the place, just as is expected from a stroll among the dead. That's when a little green dot called my eye and drew me to a white marble tomb. A plant sprung out of the cross-shaped opening, behind which the proprietor perished, to start over the cycle of life once more.

 

glimpse: KALEIDOSCOPIC FOLIAGE | As we hiked towards Mt. Fitzroy in Patagonia the proud mountain kept its granite face veiled in clouds for the longest part. But a benevolent breeze had our backs and the closer we got, the more it tore the grey sky asunder, giving way to one of Argentina’s most iconic vistas and a jubilant sun soon playing with the kaleidoscopic autumn foliage and showering us in appreciation.

not even the hike's destination

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El Chalten, Patagonia / Argentina · 2014

The glacier knew surprisingly many shades of blue.

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Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia / Argentina · 2014

 

 

 

 

 

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places / stories

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Buenos Aires / Was It You or Me?
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Iguazu Falls / Pick a Side or Don’t
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Patagonia / Till the End of the World and Then You Turn Around
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Buenos Aires / Was It You or Me?

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Iguazu Falls / Pick a Side or Don’t

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Patagonia / Till the End of the World and Then You Turn Around

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