Los Penitentes, in the central Argentine Andes, bustles in the winter ski season and is a popular summer hiking destination. But the rest of the year it’s a hermits dream with utter peace and palpable silence. It can be the perfect place to capture the energy and amazement of a picturesque sunset.
The image, an autumn sunset at the ski resort of Los Penitentes, was captured at 10,000′ elevation at the foot of Earth’s tallest mountain outside the Himalayas, the 23,000-foot Monte Aconcagua.
Happy Sunset Sunday.
The photo and details are from Chef Marc d’Entremont. He travels, cooks, eats, observes, interacts, lives and writes. You can access all his articles through his web site www.travelpenandpalate.com and follow him on twitter @penandpalate. Personally, I met Marc during a recent trip to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. We explored the culture of the Pennsylvania state capital city and also discussed other destinations such as Argentina where he spent five months and Greece where he just spent five weeks.
Ps – Good Luck today to Argentina playing for the World Cup Trophy; I am pulling for you.