Estancia nostalgia in Patagonia
The Patagonia sheep farming boom from the late 19th century is history. Back in the days estancias managed the breeding, herding, sheering of sheep and the export of wool and meat. Due to the opening of the Panama Canal sea traffic to the southern tip of the Americas declined. The introduction of synthetic fibers caused a decline of the wool prices.
In February of 2023 we visited Cerro Guido, one of the big estancias near Torres Del Paine. They aim for a coexistence between livestock, wildlife and tourism. The old houses and facilities of the estancia are conserved and most of them still used, to maintain the cultural heritage.
The pictures below were taken with the Hipstamatic app on my phone. The app uses software filters to make the images look as though they were taken with a vintage film camera. This makes the result quite random and there is no editing after the picture has been taken. For more of my Hipstamatic pictures have a look in the Hipstamatic portfolio or under the Hipstamatic topic.