Friday, 15 January 2010

Snow & Salt

There has been so much talk lately of our snow and more so the salt shortage. I came across some photos the other day from our travels in Bolivia five years ago - these ones are taken on the salt flats, Salar de Uyni - my absolute most favourite place on earth (so far!). The expanse of white goes on for about 4000 square miles - it was fascinating and stunningly beautiful. Anyhow, I thought it was ironic that it looks like beautiful snow in the snaps, when in fact it's 100% salt - the one thing we could have done with lots of, badly last week!

The photo on the right was taken from a strange island on the salt flat made up entirely of cactus, amazing! For some perspective, that thing on the salt just below the island is a plane!


sarah said...

wow that looks mad! i love traveling! you both look like the only people left on earth in these photos!

Eliane Zimmermann said...

never heard about those square-kilometres of salt - they look gorgeous! here in west cork there is no snow nor ice anymore, which i am really very grateful for. the heron is back hunting in our little pond, spring is coming!

Ciara said...

These are stunning, Sharon! So beautiful. What an amazing experience that must have been.

Lauren Davis said...

Well,that's going on my list of places to visit. Amazing!