Plaza 9de Julio
Two highlights :
- The cathedral is recognisable by it's pink color, the Barok style Cath itself is nice to see and to visit, but the nearby modern building witch a facade in glass is ruining the whole view
- The Cabildo : By the end of the 18th century the basic structure was erected.
The former building was destroyed by earthquakes like so many other cities in this northern area (see Cordoba)
A gallery with arcades on street level, iron works and a balcony make the so called "Cabildo"
a typical colonial building: You will see them in every town in Argentina, even in Brasil.
- Spanish standards to built a city : A statue of a great Liberator, a Cathedral, a City Hall.
I interprete this like symbolising power of the spanish army, power of the church, and power of the local rulers
Salta y Salar de Hombre Muerto
Here's a view of the town of Salta. We had our main offices here. Extremely beautiful in January. I really enjoyed the lifestyle there. Folks come to work later than North Americans, but they stay longer then enjoy a late dinner. After work I could take long walks all over town and enjoy the views.
From our offices in Salta we would take a small plane up to the mineral extraction plant on the Salar de Hombre Muerto (dead man's salt lake) Here we extracted minerals from the ancient dry salt lake - Here's picture of the dry salt lake.
The solar is located near the Argentina / Chile border at an elevation of 12,500 ft. The place get no rainfall. Population: almost zero - some folks herd llamas up in the hills. (Actually they herd a small llama like creature called vicunas) I'm pretty sure I ate one in a stew one night. The solars support some life - brine shrimp. Flamengo's eat the shrimp and develop stunning pink plummage.