Category Archives: Photography

A Walk in the Woods (and a WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Path

Walk in the Woods. Doñihue, Cotaulco, Cachapoal, Chile

Enormous poplar trees dwarfed us during a walk in the woods made even better with friends on a long lazy weekend at their farm, near Doñihue, about 60 km south of Santiago de Chile. Continue reading

Weekly WordPress Photo Challenge: “Up”

Valparaíso, Chile, ascensor

This week’s Photo Challenge theme is “UP,” and here’s my take… but I’ll leave a bit of mystery: Continue reading

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Sky

Sky view from plane window over South America

From somewhere high above South America between Chile and Argentina.

I always ask for the window seat, day or night. Continue reading

Riding the Ramal

There’s just something about trains, especially the old ones, those back-in-time local engines that ka-chug their way through remote country villages…

Boys at window / Ramal / Chile © Margaret Snook

Summer memories in the making

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Cachivache & Cachantún: Antiques as bits of a life (Photo Essay)

I love antique shops–not that fancy, nose-in-the-air kind with all the fru-fru porcelain and don’t-touch crystal and wax-em-up furniture. No. I mean the little mom-and-pop corner shops with crazy assortments of real-folks stuff that was truly used by someone, somewhere, once upon a time.

Typewriter © Margaret Snook 2011

I mean the kind of shop that has all manner of stuff–the fabulous and the forlorn, the funky and the sublime, the valuable and the junk–all hodge-podged together in an inimitably haphazard arrangement that could never be repeated anywhere else. Continue reading

Chilean Olive Oil: a day on the job

A visit to the Olave organic olive groves and almazara (olive oil mill) prompted this photo essay on one of my favorite products: fresh Chilean olive oil.

Organic olives, Olave Farm, Melipilla, Chile. © 2011 Margaret Snook

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Sunset over Concón

This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme is “Red,” and man have I got some red for you!

Sunset over Concon, Chile

Sunset over Concón, Chile

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