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Wordless Wednesday – Stillness. At Estancia Laguna Verde

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The Best Sunset Photos

What makes a sunset so beautiful? Is it the way it paints the light blue canvas with a multitude of deep reds, oranges, and purples? Is it the way the water reflects these colors, or the way the city is bathed in them? Is it because it signals the winding down of the day, the anticipation of clocking off from work to party with friends or settle down at home?

Whatever the reason, a sunset is always guaranteed to bring us a peaceful mindset. Here are some of the best photos of sunsets I’ve seen on the Internet:

The first does not veer far away from home. It’s a photo of Arizona taken by Gene Hanson. There is something very poignant about the shadow of a lone cactus and its dynamic backdrop.

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Even the dreariness of winter cannot dampen the vivacity of sunset, as seen by this picture of Fairbanks, Alaska. The colors are more pastel and slightly subdued but just as beautiful:

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Even the giraffes are at awe over the sunset in Africa. Image was taken from Pinterest but actual source is unknown.Image

I could go on and on here but I’ll stop with just these three. Do you have a sunset photo to share?

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What is an Estancia?

If you ever find yourself in a beautiful place in Argentina, Brazil, or in places that were under the influence of Spain at one point or another (like the Philippines), you will often hear the word “Estancia”. What is it?

It’s basically an equivalent to our ranch. It’s a very vast piece of land that was primarily for raising livestock back in the old days. The estancia was usually owned by very wealthy, prominent people.

Now, some have been converted to agricultural lands, while some have transformed into vacation spots and guest ranches where people can enjoy nature and undertake several outdoor activities like fishing. This is the case with the Laguna Verde.

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The Beauty of Patagonia, Argentina

I can tell you through flowery words and poetic verses how beautiful Patagonia, Argentina is, but I’d much rather show you through photos. If you find yourself restlessly wading through all the errands and work that routine has to offer, consider taking a break and visiting a new world that can give you a fresh perspective on life.

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The photo above is from Erik Argotti and is featured on the official website of Estancia Laguna Verde (Donald Ray Bernard is the vice president of this piece of paradise)

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This is a photo of Mt. Fitzroy taken by Chris Ford and posted on his Flickr account. If you are the adventurous sort, consider hiking up this mountain for a truly remarkable view. A warning though: it is considered one of the most technically challenging mountains on Earth for mountaineers

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