Category - Solo South America

Collection of posts by Tim Maher on his epic Solo South America project.

Salta

Salta stop-over

Salta was my last stop in Argentina before continuing my northwards journey into Bolivia. The featured image above is a close-up detail of a pavement; like Salta, there may be a few cracks around the edges but that does not diminish the beauty...

Brick wall

PotD: 29 – A Brick Wall, Advertising...

There’s nothing quite like the texture of a well-worn brick wall to get the attention of a wandering photographer and the advertising on it just makes the commercial side of me appreciate it even more. This wall was way back off the...

Cheshire cat

PotD: 28 – The Day-Glo Cheshire Cat

I came across this indoor funfair and the grinning Cheshire cat whilst strolling down Av. San Martín in Salta, Argentina. It was the middle of the day, the sun was beating down on my pale skin and I was thankful to find some temporary refuge...

RGB and Y

Photo of the Day: 27 – RGB and Y, with...

I like playing with words but, sometimes, finding a title for a PotD can be tricky. I almost went for my first ‘Untitled’ but finally settled on ‘RGB and Y…’, more out of stubbornness than conviction. I’d...

Blue Arrows

Photo of the Day: 26 – Blue Arrows

I suppose I’m going to have to admit to myself that what I do is not your usual travel photography, if what you want from a photograph is to get an idea of a place. I was walking round the streets of Salta in north-western Argentina and...

Cordoba

Cordoba on my mind

Córdoba When I was down in Bariloche, fellow photographer Eliezer Gonzalez was staying in the same AirBnB as me and we got on so well that he invited me to stay with him at his place in Córdoba, if I ever headed that way. I took him up on his...

Time out in Mendoza

Mendoza First of all, the bus journey from Santiago to Mendoza takes you through some impressive landscapes so try and get a seat upstairs near the front so you can take it all in; it’s well worth the effort of booking and reserving a day...

Santiago

Aiming high in Santiago

My first visit to Santiago was when I was fifteen years old, on a family ski trip to the resorts of La Parva and then Portillo. Good skiing, great après-ski, amazing views, incredibly strong sun at that altitude that I remember burnt my exposed...

Puerto Varas and the Burn-out

The Boat and the Border From Bariloche, I hopped on a boat and crossed the border into Chile, heading for Puerto Varas. I could maybe get away with just that first sentence but it would be unfair to the incredible scenery if I did not at least...

Bariloche

Bariloche, a slice of paradise

After the spectacular scenery of El Calafate and El Chaltén, I flew up to Bariloche, or San Carlos de Bariloche, to give it its full title. This was going to be my last flight for a while, until I reached Peru in fact, but I had decided when...