20090318 Santiago to Puerto Montt

Puerto Montt was a surprise. Clearly, it gets cold here. It had a LOT of very interesting architecture, and a LOT of new construction.

We stayed "downtown", which was overrun by high-school kids -- possibly just the time of day? The hotel (A Holiday Inn Express!) was next to a giant (new) mall, which was more-or-less next to a "park" next to the harbor. I was wandering by myself, and drew quite a few stares.


Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/800 sec, f/6.4, ISO 100
Amusing photos, but painful.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/160 sec, f/6.4, ISO 100
Culture shock; I was not expecting...architecture in southern Chile. This church is apparently made out of wood, columns and all.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/160 sec, f/6.4, ISO 100
Detail of wooden church in Puerto Montt, Chile.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/80 sec, f/6.4, ISO 100
Wide angle view of wooden church in Puerto Montt, Chile.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 12.0 mm; 1/160 sec, f/6.4, ISO 100
Archietecture in Puerto Montt varied greatly. Lots of very modern buildings.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/320 sec, f/6.4, ISO 100
More Puerto Montt architecture.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 32.0 mm; 1/30 sec, f/7.0, ISO 100
I guess this would be near the main plaza in Puerto Montt. An amazingly SteamPunk-ish section, with an ant sculpted from plate metal and industrial gears. It is in front of an old barn, next to a pair of very, very beat up steam locomotives.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 28.0 mm; 1/30 sec, f/16.0, ISO 400
Detail of SteamPunk Ant in Puerto Montt.



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