Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture


Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia / Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland.  2007.

Salar de Uyuni

My introduction to Bolivia came via a beaten-up yellow bus with shattered windows, with dust wafting through the cracks. We drove from the Argentinian border and ended up in Tupiza, the town where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were rumoured to have met their end. The best thing about the small desert town was a cake shop. And having an Aussie mate to roam around with.

From Tupiza, we took a 3 day tour across the Bolivia altiplano to see the world’s largest salt plains. It is a savage landscape, with geysers, hotsprings, a coral “cactus” desert, bitterly cold temperatures, high altitude.

We saw the sunrise over the Salar de Uyuni. The light on the salt seemed to glow blue. I loved the geometry of the salt, and the squeak.

Later that year, in another hemisphere, I visited the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. Before it started raining, we wandered around the stone formations and I saw a similar pattern.

Giant's Causeway

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