Epecuén, bewitched by salt

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Who has not seen those desolate landscapes of Starwars or Star Trek? How many times have we asked ourselves how they create these fascinating and mysterious places? Behind a tragic and sad history, at the province of Buenos Aires (650 km from the Capital District), in a place called Epecuén you could find this landscapes, that were crafted by destructive hand of nature.

In 1921, by the side of the Lake Epecuén, was build a village with spa, health resorts and baths because the waters of the lake have a unique salinity, appreciated for the people who had bone problems. Almost 25.000 turists selected this destination throw out the year.

In 1985, a flooding, submerged completely the city, forcing the inhabitans to evacuate the city. A few years ago, the waters began to retreat, living insight ruins of the village, that became the attraction for photographers, anthropologists and journalists.

The salt burned everything that touched: trees, buildings, everyday stuff. It’s like a Pompeii of salt.

I leave you some pics in order to add this destination in your camera roll.

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