Humberstone shack

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A former saltpeter refinery located in the Atacama desert, 40 km east of Iquique. Up to 3700 people used to work and live in this town at the peak of activity in the 30's. The works closed in 1960. In 1970 it was declared national monument and opened to tourism. In 2005 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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Comments (8)

sigma12 on September 27, 2013

Licht und Schatten - schön, Patrick, L1! Grüße, Marina

Fonfon on October 3, 2013

Thanks a lot Marina for your comments.
Greetings Patrick

Jürgen Weighardt on October 5, 2013

On peut guère s'imaginer que il y avait de gens qui y ont "vécu". LIKE! / GEFÄLLT MIR! +++ Jürgen grüßt Dich aus Frankfurt am Main / Jürgen greets you from Frankfurt-upon-Main (Germany)

Fonfon on October 5, 2013

Merci Jürgen. Et oui, plusieurs milliers de mineurs avec famille ont vécu là dans la poussière du désert.

Le Xuan Hung on November 8, 2013

Attractive details and fascinating capture. Beautiful light and perfect framing. L.

Friendly greetings and best regards, Le Xuan Hung.

Fonfon on November 8, 2013

Thank you for your visit and very kind comments Le Xuan Hung.
Kind regards , Fonfon

BORDEAU Alain. on January 17, 2014

tu as aussi ta série "vestiges"...LK.

Fonfon on January 17, 2014

Oui, dédiée à cette ancienne ville de mineurs, très intéressante. Merci pour ta visite Alain.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 27, 2013
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    by Fonfon
    • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    • Taken on 2013/08/30 12:34:51
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 27.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO500
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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