14 October 2007

Alpaca de Valparaíso

"The ship dropped anchor in the bay amid the thousands of gulls shattering the air with their tremendous wings and ravenous screeches.Countless small boats bobbed on the waves, some filled with huge live conger eels and sea bass flopping desperately for oxygen. Valparaíso (...) was the commercial emporium of the Pacific: in its warehouses were stored metals, sheep and alpaca wool, grains, and hides for the world's markets."

Isabelle Allende, Daughter of Fortune.

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