Tuesday, February 16, 2010

STL DPB On Ice: La Presidenta Al Glaciar

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We went to the Perito Moreno glacier yesterday outside El Calafate and who showed up but Cristina Kirchner, president of Argentina! There is a new walkway and overlook system and she came to dedicate it on the anniversary of Lake Argentina's discovery. I've never heard the president of any country speak but now there are two photos of national leaders on STL DPB (this being the other one). It was quite a thrill. Oh, and the glacier was pretty nice, too.

TOMORROW: mucho mas hielo.



13 comments:

Olivier said...

un beau depaysement, magnifique ces glaciers (surtout la photo où la glace tombe)

brattcat said...

Talk about being in the right place at the right time. Not only did you catch a beautiful president but you caught some exquisite ice too. These images are jaw-dropping beautiful.

Steffe said...

Some spectacular winter shots here. That glacier looks amazing.

Merry@St. Louis said...

Unbelievable, Bob. Way to go! Enjoy!

Virginia said...

I've got National Geographic on the line......they want ALL of your photos! These are spectalar. All I can say is "Holy Cow"!!
V

Carolyn said...

The last photo in particular is a real eye grabber. Care to share how you got the shot?

Louis la Vache said...

Amazing images.
What a neat coincidence that you saw Kirchner!

Do you send Albert, The Gorecal of Doom an e-mail and tell him you saw no evidence of "Global Warming"?

Chuck Pefley said...

Looks like the glacier was having babies, too. You're getting quite a show -:))

Nathalie said...

Three truly GRAND photos of the glaciers!

Paula said...

You won the lottery this time, it's really exciting that you got to see and hear her and see the glaciers as well.

Ming the Merciless said...

These photos of the glacier are spectacular. I saw your Patagonia photos and Flickr and was blown away at the beauty of it.

Anonymous said...

Extraordinary!

Andree said...

breathtaking! I've never seen anything like your photos of glaciers. Beautiful!