Sunday, August 29, 2010

Torres del Paine, Chile

Well, before anything, I need to ask you to bear with me and my posts...I managed to sort t of screw up two keys on my keyboard (w & e) and now typing feels like one of the greatest inconveniences, esp. when of course, i need to use those particular keys. I still dont know if i can just replace them, or the problem is a whole lot bigger....but until then, my posts may be with typos....or there may be no posts at all coz it is really annoying to have a such a keyboard...though I just cant resist the temptation sometimes and decide to struggle...like pressing 232324 times till i get the w & e right :)

Here is a lovely card from Chile...a country full of beauties. This beauty here in particular is the Torres del Paine National park. The park was established in 1959 as Parque Nacional de Turismo Lago Grey (Grey Lake National Tourism Park) and it was given its present name in 1970.
The landscape of the park is dominated by the Paine massif, which is an eastern spur of the Andes located on the east side of the Grey Glacier, rising dramatically above the Patagonian steppe. Small valleys separate the spectacular granite spires and mountains of the massif. These are: Valle del Francés (French Valley), Valle Bader, Valle Ascencio, and Valle del Silencio (Silence Valley).
To the east, from north to south, lie the peaks Fortaleza (Fortress), La Espada (The Sword), La Hoja (The Blade), La Máscara (The Mummer), Cuerno Norte (North Horn), and Cuerno Principal (Main Horn).
And here you can actually have a glimpse of the Horns.
The park was designated a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1978.



this card had a nice two month travel before it reached me....it has two stamps....the stamp on the right comes from a set of 2 issued in 2008 regarding the Centenary of Birth of Fray Francisco Valdes Subercaseaux, while the other stamp is from 2009, and is a Christmas stamp from a set of 4.