Multi-media visual and musical presentations by Peter Langer, BA, BSc, MA. An internationally-renowned travel photographer, Peter has travelled to over 170 countries.
March 1: Impressions of Chile, travelling from the driest to the wettest point on earth
(course #31252). Register online.
A long, narrow sliver of land, clinging to the edge of a continent, Chile has often drawn attention to itself for its wholly implausible shape. The Andes, the great mountain range that forms its eastern border, are a formidable barrier of rock and ice that cuts the country off from Argentina and Bolivia.
Chile is a country distinct from the rest of South America and one that defies many people’s expectations of an Andean country. It is developed and relatively affluent. A country of geographical extremes, Chile’s diversity is reflected both in its people, from the alpaca herders of the Altiplano and the gauchos of Patagonia to the businessmen of Santiago.