Monte Grande, Vicuña, and Lunch by Solar Power


Monte Grande Church

Monte Grande Church

I showed you the exterior of the church at Monte Grande earlier in this series on Elqui Valley.  Here’s the interior:

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Monte Grande’s church

Our arrival to Monte Grande happened to coincide with the noon rush hour:

Rush Hour in Monte Grande

Rush Hour in Monte Grande

We headed back to the west, but first we would stop for lunch.  The fascinating thing about this eatery was the method of cooking — solar ovens and solar broilers.  And, yes, lunch was delicious.  So much so that I forgot to photograph it.

Solar Oven

Solar Oven

Solar Broiler

Solar Broiler

Baking Bread

Baking Bread

After lunch it was off to Vicuña.  Vicuña was the largest town we visited in Elqui Valley.  It has a population of 25,000.  Here are some photos from this stop on our day trip into Chilean wine/pisco country:

Bauer Tower — Yes, it rhymes; No, I didn't make up that name

Bauer Tower — Yes, it rhymes; No, I didn’t make up that name

A Case of Prickly Heat

A Case of Prickly Heat

Vicuña statuary

Vicuña statuary

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