Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Border Triangle of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay

Confluence of Paraná and Iguazú Rivers at the Border Triangle of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina
The Misiones area had been a bone of contention for Argentina and Paraguay for decades. The War of the Triple Alliance, a union of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay, against Paraguay eventually clarified the border in 1870. While this war was unimaginably ruinous for Paraguay the other involved parties swung up to the wealthiest nations in South America. The picture was taken from the Argentine side in Puerto Iguazú. You see the border triangle at the confluence of the rivers Iguazú and Paraná. The lights on the left belong to Ciudad del Este in Paraguay, those on the right to the Brazilian city Foz do Iguaçu. Paraguay is separated from Brazil and Argentina by the Paraná River, whereas the Iguazú River forms the natural border between Argentina and Brazil.

15 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

What a beautiful shot! Great photo!

R.Ferrari said...

Um lindo lugar. Ah e as cataratas são maravilhosas. Que belo registro fotografico. As cores das luzes nas nuvens: fantastico. Parabens.

Leif Hagen said...

I hope it's a luckier triangle than the infamous "Bermuda triangle!" Ciao

Jacob said...

You outdid yourself here...this is magnificent! What great colors and light. I love how the sun sweeps over those low-slung clouds. A grand a glorious area, I'd say!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely shot !! Great post !!Unseen Rajasthan

AB said...

Interesting place, great photo with the lights and the colourful sky.

Mirela said...

Wonderful shot! I spent 1 week in the national park Iguazu about 5 years ago and I loved everything about it. I hope you have great time there and I hope there'll be many more amazing photos! :)

B SQUARED said...

Hopefully, it is not contested territory any longer.

Rob and Mandy said...

Blimey, you're getting better and better and better! Fantastic shot, once again!

magicpolaroid said...

wow this shot is fantastic! great moment!

Andreea said...

Beautiful shot of the river, the background light looks amazing.

Prospero said...

What gorgeous views you have in your backyard.

Wolynski said...

Wow, beautiful photo.

nora said...

this is just oh so lovely... *^_^*

peenkfrik said...

Very wonderful shot.

I wonder how this exact scene would have looked like when there were no fancy city night lights then.