End of the world

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Photos taken during a visit last May to Ushuaia at the far end of Argentina
There are seawolves, cormorands, the prisom, a train, routes and lakes
Also a cruise along the Beagle Channel

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End of the world

  1. 1. End of the World
  2. 4. At the begining houses were done with steel sheets and painted with bright colors
  3. 11. These ships ( catamarans) sail across the Beagle Channel
  4. 13. Replique of “Les Eclarcieurs” from where jules Verne got inspiration for his novel End of the World lighthouse is now called, being the true one very far away
  5. 14. Islands are full of animal life, being cormorands and seawolves the most commond
  6. 15. Male Sea Wolf
  7. 17. End of the World train Station
  8. 18. The steam train travels the same route as the old convict train did 100 years ago
  9. 19. The Prisoners Train (now turistic), the legend that was not allowed to die
  10. 21. Route 3 that goes all along America, from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego
  11. 22. Siberian dogs are used in Winter to push sledges
  12. 24. Lago Escondido ( Hiden Lake) view from route 3
  13. 26. Fagnano Lake
  14. 27. Ushuaia Jail was created in 1896 when the fist convicts (guilty of serious crimes, many for lifetime or long sentences ) were sent here, the idea was to colonize with them The motto was Work, Silence, Order and Discipline The system was bassed on work for lifetime with little salary Thank to the convicts a railway was built in 1910 and became the southernmost railway in the world The prisom was closed in 1947
  15. 28. View of a restored wing of the presidio, exibitions are located in the prison cells
  16. 29. A cell shows the way the convicts lived, the wax figured represented a very dangerous one
  17. 30. The heat was provided by stoves with wooden fire
  18. 33. At the National Park there are well marked paths that always lead to great views
  19. 36. The two flags are Argentina ( blue and white) and Tierra del Fuego province ( yellow and blue)
  20. 37. From this far awy place you can post cards that will arrived sealed and stamped with a pinguin saying End of the World
  21. 38. By Maria [email_address] <ul><li>Visited Places </li></ul><ul><li>Ushuaia city and port </li></ul><ul><li>Cruise at the Beagle Channel </li></ul><ul><li>End of the world train </li></ul><ul><li>Escondido and Fagnano Lakes </li></ul><ul><li>Ushuaia prison </li></ul><ul><li>Tierra del Fuego National Park </li></ul>Music: Until the end of the world Performed by U2

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