Category - Solo South America

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

Costanera Centre

Photo of the Day: 15 – The Costanera...

The Costanera Centre in Santiago, Chile, has some pretty impressive stats. It has the largest mall in all South America and the Gran Torre Santiago, at 300 metres, makes it the highest building on the continent too. I did walk around the mall...

Home in Blue

Photo of the Day: 14 – A Home in Blue

After being holed up in bed for two days with fever, I only had a day to walk around the beautiful lakeside resort town of Puerto Varas in Chile. The centre of town looks a little more polished, ready for the regular influx of visitors...

Alpha dog

Photo of the Day: 13 – Alpha Dog

If I was a dog, this is how I would want to look. Nothing flashy, just fit, alert and ready to do the deed, when necessary. He took one look at me, decided I wasn’t going to be a problem and carried on checking out the surroundings. And...

Man on a Bench

Photo of the Day: 12 – Man on a Bench

I was wandering around one of the parks in Mendoza, Argentina, and saw this gentleman sitting on a bench watching the world go by. I approached politely and he had no problem me taking his portrait. A lovely guy, from Chile originally but he...

Ordinary day

Photo of the Day: 11 – Ordinary Day

This is possibly an image that helps define my ‘style’. I appreciate a beautiful landscape, or a good portrait, but capturing an ordinary day in a moment is special too. There’s something that comes from concentrating a little...

Border guard

Photo of the Day: 10 – Border guard

How about this for a quintessential portrait of a border guard. I saw him striding over when there was a queue of us waiting to cross into Chile from Argentina, somewhere between Bariloche and Puerto Varas. He said it was okay for me to take...

Beachscape

Photo of the Day: 9 – Beachscape

I took this photo on the day of my 50th Birthday. I suppose I could have gone for a more joyous shot to celebrate the big day, but I felt that this conveyed the existential angst that surrounds reaching a new decade rather well. My way of...

Boat Stop

Photo of the Day: 8 – Boat Stop

When you’re waiting for a bus, it’s called a bus stop. When you’re waiting for a boat, it must be called a boat stop, no? This was taken halfway between Bariloche in Argentina and Puerto Varas in Chile. It is a rather...

Bus stop

Photo of the Day: 7 – Bus Stop in...

In Bariloche, the local buses are a great way to get around. The concrete bus stops may not look like much but they keep the sun off you, are usually filled with interesting graffiti and these little arrow slits allow you to keep an eye on...

Suspended in the Space Time Travel Continuum

There’s a lot of hanging around, mixed in with sudden bursts of activity, when travelling great distances and Argentina is a huge country. I flew to El Calafate from Buenos Aires; and then from El Calafate to Bariloche. There was just way...