Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Photos from Argentina (II)

The natural environment of Buenos Aires is sub-tropical, quite a bit like Louisiana or parts of Texas. It was comfortable even in winter. The photo at right comes from the one large ecological reserve, which arose accidentally on top of some land that had been filled and slated for development, but is now protected. Just outside of the city one finds the southern part of the massive Parana River Delta, which strongly resembles the Mississippi Delta. We went there with my old college friend Denali, who now lives in southern Argentina making flutes, houses, music, and food. There are fascinating communities living among the hundreds of miles of semi-natural canals there, rowing to the mainland or taking water taxis when necessary.

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