Expeditions to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia,
On this virtual tour you may see: Majestic mountains dipped
Cape Horn, Falklands & Tierra Del Fuego
Crystalline waterways... Whales, seals, Soaring Andes condors...
Ice-blue Glaciers that shimmer like jewels..
Beaver damage in Tierra Del Fuego
Typical spear head of Tierra Del Fuego
Cristina, one ot the last two pure Yagan Indians on left with her friend,
Candelaria, in the Ukika Indian village-Puerto Williams
A Tierra Del Fuego Gaucho
Catching King Crab in the Beagle Channel
Ursula and Cristina Calderon,
the last two living Yagan Indians
A Beech tree bent over from the strong Tierra Del Fuego West winds
Horses on the Beagle Channel
Tierra Del Fuego winter
Over the years I have read thousands of pages about Tierra del Fuego.
Many sleepless nights were rendered bearable and even pleasant in this way.
Once - alas, all too briefly - I was able to go there, and between gusts
and showers of rain everything I had read about it was confirmed.
Images, landscapes and faces continued to stray into my thoughts.
Until I came across Patrick Bollen's photographs. They took me right back.
I was in that ship in the Beagle Channel again. I could see Navarino island
on the far shore.
I recognized the people and walked through the streets. I looked at the
and savoured the smell of land and sea. Of houses and buildings.
Of grossly overheated rooms. Of a past that always weighs down on the
This book will be in my hands on many more nights.
Because every photograph is a long story in itself