Isla Negra

Isla Negra, translated into Black Island, is not an island.  Paradoxical Chile.  This small town by the ocean is known for being home to one of Pablo Neruda's eclectic houses-turned-museum (he won the 1971 Nobel Peace prize for literature), and is where my Chilean culture class went for a field trip.  We had lunch on the beach, went sort-of-trekking, and visited Pomaire, a small town known for its artisanal pottery.  There were many street dogs and 1/2 kilo empanadas.  

 restaurant and outside bar of the museum // 9 may 2015

restaurant and outside bar of the museum // 9 may 2015

 tree overlooking the ocean

tree overlooking the ocean

 mini post boxes at a tiny post office kiosk (more like a tiny one-person shack) inside the museum

mini post boxes at a tiny post office kiosk (more like a tiny one-person shack) inside the museum

 sculpture outside the museum overlooking the sea //  

sculpture outside the museum overlooking the sea //  

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 pensieve street dog surveying the ocean

pensieve street dog surveying the ocean

 we walked along the coastline to get from the lunch spot to the busses.  rugged beauty. 

we walked along the coastline to get from the lunch spot to the busses.  rugged beauty. 

 a classmate tries her hands at the wheel while the professional looks on // 9 may 2015

a classmate tries her hands at the wheel while the professional looks on // 9 may 2015

 potted plants near the potter's wheel

potted plants near the potter's wheel

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 my classmate's piece on the wheel

my classmate's piece on the wheel

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 he learned from his father (who learned from his father) how to use the potter's wheel, and he can make up to 200 soup-size bowls in one day.  all of the pottery sitting in front of him he made in the span of about 20 minutes. // 9 may 2015

he learned from his father (who learned from his father) how to use the potter's wheel, and he can make up to 200 soup-size bowls in one day.  all of the pottery sitting in front of him he made in the span of about 20 minutes. // 9 may 2015

 that's all, folks

that's all, folks