Just a reminder that every day is Earth Day.
Today’s Pic du Jour was seen and snapped on 5 February 2013, exactly two years ago, in Punta Arenas, the southernmost larger city in Chile deep in the heart of Patagonia.
For the Punta Arenas-curious, here’s a stock image gallery I posted in September, where I noted by way of introduction:
I only spent 23 hours in Punta Arenas, enough time to realize that the southernmost larger city in Chile –thus by default one of the southernmost largest cities in the world— is not an easy one to define.
Located along a western edge of the Magellan Strait, it’s a sprawling home to about 130,000 in an area so far flung that it was founded as a penal colony in the late 1840s. A gold rush and later a sheep farming boom attracted waves of immigrants and settlers by the thousands, all of whom left an imprint that remains to this day a unique blend of both the rugged and the refined.
It’s also home to one of the most beautiful cemeteries on the planet.