This is a continuation of the local ride around Cordoba, Argentina.....
After another 10 miles, I arrive at another vacation resort, Carlos Paz.
I felt like I was at a recreational lake in the states, with all the ski boats and jet skis.
Many nice homes on the shore of the lake.
Then I took a dirt road to this church located high on a mountain overlooking the lake.
The next destination was the Eden Hotel, in La Falda, Argentina. It was supposed to be a paradise on Earth, a luxury spa deep in the New World. But this fallen Eden is now in ruins - haunted by its past as an Argentine haven for Nazis and their supporters.
On the tour of the closed hotel, I learned about it's ties to Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany. The resort was a magnet for the rich and famous early last century, luring Albert Einstein in 1925. Che had also visited the Eden Hotel.
This was the electrical power room for the hotel.
The reason I searched for the Eden Hotel was the hotel was another "Then and Now", from the book by Sydney Clark, called "East Coast of South America" ( 1940). Well, the pool no longer exists!
It was replaced many years ago with this simple pool! This pool was in a completely different location.
The following was another "Then and Now", from the 1940 book called South America Excursion. I spent 2 hours driving around La Falda, and was never able to identify this view.
But La Falda is heavily developed today!
In the old picture it appeared that there was a small lake in the bottom of the valley.
This was the only lake I could find, but I could not duplicate the angle............
A neat church in La Falda........
The next "Then and Now" is from Sydney Clark's book of 1940. La Cumbre is about 8 miles north of La Falda.
Not a lot of change..
A statue on top of the hill over looking the church picture above....
That's it through the 24th of February, 2007.
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