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Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:36 AM

Astonishing landscapes of South America


18 March 2020 08:33 am

The diversity of South America’s landscapes is perhaps the greatest of any continent. It’s hard to fathom that both the driest hot desert in the world, the Atacama in Chile, and our planet’s most biodiverse region, the Amazon rainforest, can be found within the same landmass.

There's also the bright-white salt flats of the Salar de Uyuni in southwest Bolivia and the colourful ‘Rainbow Mountain’ in Peru, two very different landscapes with almost otherworldly beauty.

The latter forms part of the Andes, the world's longest continuous mountain range, which winds its way through seven countries and has a mythical appeal for many.









More:
http://www.dailymirror.lk/caption_story/Astonishing-landscapes-of-South-America/110-185187

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Judi Lynn Mar 18 OP
RestoreAmerica2020 Mar 18 #1
Judi Lynn Mar 18 #2
Judi Lynn Mar 20 #11
bluecollar2 Mar 18 #3
Judi Lynn Mar 20 #12
bluecollar2 Mar 20 #18
steventh Mar 18 #4
Judi Lynn Mar 20 #13
wendyb-NC Mar 18 #5
Judi Lynn Mar 20 #14
mitch96 Mar 18 #6
Judi Lynn Mar 20 #15
mitch96 Mar 20 #19
FiveGoodMen Mar 18 #7
Judi Lynn Mar 20 #16
whathehell Mar 19 #8
Judi Lynn Mar 20 #17
PatrickforO Mar 19 #9
Judi Lynn Mar 20 #10

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:42 AM

1. Absolutely stunning! Thank you.

Paz

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Response to RestoreAmerica2020 (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:54 AM

2. Those images were a big surprise to me when I stumbled across them. Thank you, RA2020. 👋

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Response to RestoreAmerica2020 (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:17 AM

11. Since I started looking for pictures, I've been astonished by photos from all over South America.

It's a real shame US corporate media has always almost ignored S.America, except to repeat State Department manufactured propaganda against each and every leftist government there until it can be overthrown.

Try looking at photos of Brazil's Pantanal:

https://tinyurl.com/rrz2r2n

I nearly burst into tears seeing the images the first time I looked. Could NOT believe how beautiful it is, and hopefully, will be allowed to remain to be without big business destroying it, instead!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 05:22 AM

3. Grew up in Peru

Dad was a civil engineer.

Got to see and experience all of those landscapes.

Nothing compared to looking up at the stars at night in the Andes.

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Response to bluecollar2 (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:29 AM

12. You will never be able to forget the Andes stars, no doubt about that!

It would see there would be a colossal overload if you saw the sky at night from Macchu Picchu or any other spot along the Inca Trail.

I got so curious just now thinking about how that would look, I had to go to google images, found these photos:

https://tinyurl.com/t6q2wla

Oh, jeez. Unbelievable.

You had a blessed beginning! Peru is such a mystery, and so much civilization happened there before the invaders.

Thanks for your post.

A photo I saw afterward:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/410742428487749868/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:50 AM

18. You are welcome Judi Lynn

I've been lurking for years.

Peru is one of those magical places.


The Altiplano, with no pollution, no clouds. And no humans is a sensory wonder. Lie down, look up and listen....the altitude causes you to rest and focus....you become conscious of your heart beating and each breath you take.

The desert coast...hot and dry and lifeless in the dry season, overcast and windy in the rainy season...never humid....always red sands...barren and lifeless until that rare fog came in and the dormant lichen came alive in an explosion of colour

The beaches ...endless pounding waves stretching as far as you can see... no gentle lapping....unforgiving force of the Pacific unless you are in a small cove....and the colour...a deep cobalt blue.

Finally, la selva...the western end of the amazon..raw, green humid...rivers, streams, orchids, dirt roads...papaya, mango picked from the side of the road.

Damn you girl for making me remember my youth!

M

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 05:23 AM

4. So beautiful. Thanks for posting these.

I especially like this one in the daily mirror page:

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Response to steventh (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:36 AM

13. Absolutely mind-boggling. Can't begin to grasp how it was formed.

It would be wonderful to see in person.

Thank you, steventh.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 05:40 AM

5. Very beautiful, a feast for the eyes this morning.

Thank you, for posting, Judi Lynn.

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Response to wendyb-NC (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:37 AM

14. So much to discover, right? Overwhelming. Thank you, wendyb. 🌟

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 06:35 AM

6. I've been following this young lady who is riding her motorcycle thru South America

She is a great videographer and captures some stunning scenes. She is now in Bolivia and I hope she comes thru this thing OK. Her home base is Holland...
www.itchyboots.com

m

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:40 AM

15. Amazing country, amazing native population. So ancient.

I'll bet she'll make it. She'll have some wondrous video to share, no doubt about it.

It may be safer there, virus-wise, than back in her home country.

Thanks.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 07:06 AM

19. On her last blog post she is stuck in a small town in Peru.

Peru has shut it's borders. Her vid's are always a week or two behind her actual location.
She could just make a whole movie of her drone shots...
m

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 12:16 PM

7. Thanks!

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:41 AM

16. Thank you, FiveGoodMen.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:56 PM

8. Super Beautiful! Thanks for posting. n/t

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Response to whathehell (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:43 AM

17. Incredible continent. Their best is probably well ahead, when they can lose their foreign overlords!

Thank you for taking the time.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 10:46 PM

9. Incredibly beautiful. However, I could definitely do without driving on that

road in the top photo. Looks a bit...................scary.

Well, I TRIED to find a picture of a car going off a cliff, but it's getting pretty hard to find one that will post on here

So....

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:11 AM

10. I think there's a photo on this google image page for the "Road of Death" in Bolivia

which might almost get the job done!

In the beginning, the deaths from falling from an incredible height happened to poor working men who felt they had to drive trucks for merchants over the mountain to sell their products on the other side. I think it's really too bad that if the merchants really wanted to make a profit, they didn't drive the stuff over there, themselves, or at least try!

Apparently most of the "accidents" happen currently to kids from other countries who feel their thrill-seeking needs can only be met by having a go at the "Road of Death" themselves.

Here's the google image page, with enough scary images to set some people's teeth on edge!

https://tinyurl.com/vfpxjw4

Here's a link to a brief summary of the road:

https://curiosity.com/topics/is-bolivias-death-road-still-the-worlds-most-dangerous-road-curiosity-1204812/

How bored could a person really get which would drive him/her to try that silliness? I'll just "shelter in place," thank you!

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