Monday, February 20, 2012

Scenes of El Calafate, AR

Main Street

El Calafate is a small town in Patagonia AR and 48 miles from the Perito Moreno Glacier. It is primarily a tourist town with plenty of nice restaurants and shops. If the winds aren't blowing (which is never), it is a very pleasant town to walk around.

We spent 3 days and nights in this scenic Patagonian town.

On the Main Street are several architecturally interesting shopping complexes using materials commonly used in this region - corrugated aluminum.

Hotel Kau Yatun, our home for 2 nights (above and below)

The hotel sits on a large expanse of land

I went walking behind the hotel and found a couple interesting objects - a well dressed scarecrow in the garden . . .

. . . an old log building with a planter of blooming flowers

Local vernacular architecture - corrugated metal house with detached garage (see below)

Pretty neat and tidy . . .

The Natural History Museum is also made of corrugated metal

Dawn standing next to Megaterio, an giant sloth/bear like creature

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