San Pedro de Atacama
San Pedro de Atacama, on the Chilean-Bolivian border.
The white-washed adobe cathedral.
Crazy party in the desert!
Cocktail with pisco and coa leaves, a traditional remedy for soroche (altitude sickness) and fatigue.
Towering volcano Licancabur looms to the east.
Exploring one of San Pedro’s many cave formations.
Friendly Chilean smile.
Following the light.
Blue sky, red rock.
Looking out over the Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon).
Blistering desert sun.
The municipal government arranged a dance presentation in the village square.
The cueca, Chile’s national dance.
Poem by Antonio Heerlein: “He Who Sings Doesn’t Die”