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"I use the deadwood to make the fire rise
The blood of innocence burning in the skies
I filled my cup with the rising of the sea
And poured it out in an ocean of debris

I'm swimming in the smoke
Of bridges I have burned
So don't apologize
I'm losing what I don't deserve
What I don't deserve"
Linkin Park


the image is quite chilly - like the wind blowing over there - but the title obviously refers to the terrible fire that detroyed some 28.000 hectares in Torres del Paine NP.
According to local authorities fire should have been accidentaly provoked by the negligence of a 23 years tourist....
Park was closed to tourist for several days. I was one of the few lucky people to have the chance to climb up to Laguna Torres - and experience such a gorgeous weather. The very day after the park was closed and we weere forced to return to Puerto Natales....

Park was actually burning "in the skies", since the fire had also been fighted with the help of a satellite who mapped the fire evolution (don't forget the Patagonina wind that fueled it....)
In the end lyrics from Linkin Park are true since the human could really say :"don't apologise I'm losing what I don't deserve"

TopGeo, dta, francio64, delpeoples, jhm, mkamionka, fritzi007, skippy007, bayno has marked this note useful

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  • Copyright: Silvio Garda (Jeppo) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1821 W: 10 N: 1796] (17639)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-12-29
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-01-16 7:38
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