Leave the door open for the unknown, the door into the dark | Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Patagonian Roads

The Patagonian paradox was this: to be here, it helped to be a miniaturist, or else interested in enormous empty spaces. There was no intermediate zone of study. Either the enormity of the desert space, or the sight of a tiny flower. You had to choose between the tiny or the vast.

The paradox diverted me. My arrival did not matter. It was the journey that counted.

Paul Theroux, The Old Patagonian Express


  1. Really nice photos ... but where are the words?

  2. Those pictures are amazing! I went to Chile a few years ago and took one of the Patagonia tours down there. The scenery, people, and wildlife made this tour a trip of a lifetime. I hope i can get down there again !

  3. Beautiful place! How I wish to go back there! though I'm from Argentina I've never been at the very south of Patagonia! Now I am living in Sydney, Australia, but I know some day soon I will go back to conquer those lands. Cheers!