Our next stop was an exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts with photographers from Iran and the Arab world. The exhibition was a sample of seventy photos, where the female photographers themselves explored and confronted their culture.
This aboriginal background inspires as well the stone figures known as inuksuit we found decorating sections of the park. We read these figures traditionally represent “someone was here” or “you are on the right path.” They serve various purposes like: to mark a sacred place or the memory of a loved one, as well as to signal migration routes or places for good fishing.
When the plane started descending, through the window, we could see the Andes Mountains conquering the clouds. Closer to the landing strip, a few miles from the coast, the image appeared to have been pulled out of a National Geographic magazine: almost twenty cargo ships anchored near each other. The vessels beautified the greenish blue sea with their red, yellow and purple colors. On the shore, at a considerable distance, two and three-story buildings painted in pink, orange and green shades were seen; like bright earrings adorning a teenage girl’s visage.