Easter Island is a strange, remote, and magical place. After a full day of wandering around this tiny island, we were fortunate enough to witness an absolutely breathtaking sunset over the Pacific. The "beach" here is made up of pitch black volcanic stone. I found it to be utterly fascinating.
From boom to dust: Eerie pictures show northern Chile's once bustling mining communities reduced to rusting ghost towns
Humberstone (top and bottom right), neighbouring Santa Laura and the port of Pisagua (left) in northern Chile, had fizzed with life during their 19th-century heydays, powered by a saltpeter - or sodium nitrate - mining boom.
professional Rapa Nui, New Zealand [NOTE: Easter Island is a special territory of Chile that was annexed in 1888. Administratively, it belongs to the Valparaíso Region, and, more specifically, it is the only commune of the Province Isla de Pascua. - I don't know why the poster said NZ??] dancers. See also Easter Island. [NOTE: Easter Island is also known as Rapa Nui, and vice versa, with the islanders known as Rapanui.]
Sewell, also known as El Teniente, or the Lieutenant, is the site of the largest underground copper mine in the world. Today, workers at the mine and the administrative areas commute by car from the bottom of the mountain, but for many years, Sewell was accessible only by narrow gauge railroad. Sewell is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sewell fue una ciudad minera ubicada en la comuna de Machalí, Chile. Se encuentra a 150 km al sur de Santiago y a 64 km de la ciudad de Rancagua. Fue declarada Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la Unesco en el año 2006, por su incalculable valor histórico y cultural para Chile y el mundo.