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    Land of winds > Pictures > Pictures | Issue 07 (Sep.-Oct. 2011)
    By Edgardo Civallero | Sara Plaza

The north of Chile

The north of Chile

The north of Chile, the “Andean” portion of the country par excellence, is notable for its magic landscapes: the desert combines its yellow ochre hue with the blue, red and green colours of the lakes of high-mountain, the white of the snow-capped volcanoes and the black basaltic rocks. The villages nestled in the valleys, hills and quebradas (deep valley or ravine) merge with the surrounding countryside and adobe houses, small whitewashed churches and “pircas” (dry stone walls) blend in with the local rural character.

The album “Arica y Parinacota”, by Flickr’s user Spotlight, offers a vivid look at this remarkable scenery Norte Grande (Chilean Big/Far North).

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