PUNTA ARENAS, Chile, watercolor

Punta Arenas, Chile, watercolor, 4x6 in.
South America Cruise series # 32

This is the southernmost town in Chile. Clear, organized, calm, we were able to walk around town, use the internet at a cafe, and visit two wonderful museums: Palacio de la Sra. Sara Braun de Nogueira, designed by the French architect Numa Mayer in 1895, who brought European crafstmen and specialist workers. We also visited the Museo Regional de Magallanes, and learned about the rural life and native people of the area. This museum is also located in a beautiful mansion Neoclassic style, also built by a French architect, Antoine Beaulier.