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Wednesday, August 24, 2011


The historic cavalcade of the Andes Mountains by General San Martín to join his army to the independence struggles of Chile and Peru is depicted in an emotional photo exhibition in the main hall of the Argentine Public Television (Figueroa Alcorta 2977). “The Cross of the Andes” promises to present images which can only be found by taking the same road as our Liberator did.

The exhibition is a tribute to José de San Martín and his revolutionary legacy which was born as an idea of the Public TV and the Province of San Juan. Since 2005, the government of that province emulates every year that epic cross of the Liberator, through the Valle de Los Patos Sur. Beauty and history in a path which was accompanied by more than 50 photographer journalist in its last edition.

The path started on February the 12th in the heart of the Andes, in the limit of Valle Hermoso where the Battle of Chacabuco is commemorated. The road continued through the Destacamento Alvarez Condarco, the Refugio de Las Frías, the Espinacito peak (4.850mts), the Vegas de Gallardo, the Valle de Patos Sur, the Refugio de Sardina, the Valle Hermoso and the Quebrada de la Honda, among others.

The cross was an adventure which involved the riding, the cold, the changing climate, the rain, the sun and the snow. Each photograph is a personal story, a history of their livings, a point of view. The 52 photographs can be seen for free, everyday, from 8AM to 8PM, until September the 18th.

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