Berny's photos

Ruta 12 - little Kangoo's adventures

29 Jan 2000 21 9 41
It's recommended to stay on track ;-) see PiP's scanned slide, Minolta X700

Ruta 12 - Rio San Juan - drive carefully

29 Jan 2000 10 3 16
This is the place, where the most upstream reservoir is constructed with the dam "Dique el Tambolar". If you look carefully, you can see a red car, which crashed down from the dangerous road (little red dot, see PiP). - scanned slide, Minolta X700

Ruta 12 - Rio San Juan - Dique Caracoles

02 May 2014 8 2 14
The road winds upwards in the steep slopes, where now is the northern end of the reservoir "Dique Caracoles". - scanned slide, Minolta X700

Ruta 12 - Rio San Juan

29 Jan 2000 39 28 83
In the meantime, here is the huge reservoir "Dique Caracoles" (the new dam is shown in the PiP, source: Von Giuliano gb - Eigenes Werk, CC BY-SA 4.0, commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=47967913) ). The dam ist 136 m high, the volume of the reservoir is 565 Mio. m³. - scanned slide, Minolta X700

Ruta 12 - Rio San Juan

29 Jan 2000 25 7 72
Why do I post many photos of the same valley? Because it's a documentation of a wild and lonesome landscape and a free river, which is gone now due to the construction of several large reservoirs. - scanned slide, Minolta X700 I will be away for a time and wish you happy days, stay safe!

Ruta 12 - Rio San Juan

29 Jan 2000 25 5 79
This image of the valley shows what's now the upstream part of the large reservoir "Punta Negra", used for power generation and irrigation purposes. The PiP shows a section, which is situated a little bit more downstream. The region was very lonesome back then. Now the old road is mostly under water, its course can still be seen on Google Earth. - scanned slide, Minolta X700

Rio San Juan - Ruta 12

29 Jan 2000 34 19 107
The next trip section is the old road "Ruta 12" along the valley of Rio San Juan. It was an adventurous road back then. Now the valley has changed a lot, because several large reservoirs were constructed and the road is a dead end from both sides, it is under water for several parts. In this image construction works begin in 2000 for the dam "Dique Punta Negra", the largest of the reservoirs. - scanned slide, Minolta X700 The PiP shows the actual situation, the dam is 118 m high, the reservoir has a volume of 500 Mio. m³ (photo by Giuliano gb - Eigenes Werk, CC BY-SA 4.0, commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=47967812):

Ischigualasto - leaving on Ruta Provincial 259

28 Jan 2000 39 10 92
Cerro Morado in the background scanned slide, Minolta X700

Ischigualasto - red walls

28 Jan 2000 31 15 93
Ruta Provincial 529, scanned slide, Minolta X700

Ischigualasto - El Hongo

28 Jan 2000 43 22 99
"El Hongo" means mushroom (Pilz) - Ischigualasto, San Juan, Argentina. scanned slide, Minolta X700

Ischigualasto - El Submarino

28 Jan 2000 48 14 126
scanned slide, Minolta X700

Ischigualasto - El Submarino

28 Jan 2000 11 2 50
scanned slide, Minolta X700

Ischigualasto - desert

28 Jan 2000 25 7 77
scanned slide, Minolta X700

Zonda wineland - HFF!

29 Jan 2000 44 35 104
HFF and a sunny weekend everyone! Vineyard near the village Zonda, province San Juan. Argentina. scanned slide, Minolta X700

Ischigualasto - El Submarino

28 Jan 2000 49 17 128
This rock was easier to climb than the submarine itself ;-) scanned slide, Minolta X700

Ischigualasto - El Submarino

28 Jan 2000 27 9 68
The submarine from another angle, and as overlook in the PiP. - scanned slide, Minolta X700

Ischigualasto - El Submarino

28 Jan 2000 56 30 146
The formation is called "The Submarine", seen here through a rock window. Unfortunately the left of the two "towers" collapsed in the meantime. So this view doesn't exist anymore. - scanned slide, Minolta X700

Valley Of The Moon

28 Jan 2000 53 28 127
Ischigualasto - no green, except in the first PiP ;-) scanned slide, Minolta X700

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