On the way to Iquique

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October 24th 2010
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Some stuff I saw on the way from San Pedro de Atacama to Iquique

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Ghost town

This was once the salitrera Buenaventura. The Atacama desert is littered with this old "salitreras". In this places is were saltpeter was mined from the end of the XIX century to the beginning of the XX century. Now they are all ghost towns.
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I guess this was once the main street
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Judging by the amount of broken bottles, this was probably the bar
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One of the few concrete buildings. Most of them are made of saltpeter bricks.

This is a ghost town outside Iquique that is actually being kept as it was.

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