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Photo Essay: The 'Isidora Goyenechea Botanical Gardens’ of Lota Special

Lota - Considered as one of the most outstanding examples of French and British landscape developments in Chile, the Botanical Park of Lota was conceived by the mining magnate Luis Cousiño as a gift of love to his wife Isidora Goyenechea.

Review: Lota Coal Mine — Life and death under the sea Special

Lota - Relics of the coal-mining era have become a work alternative for Lota former coal miners. A journey mixing pride, nostalgia, and social criticism takes visitors through tunnels hundreds of meters below the sea, showing the hard life of coal miners.
 

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Tumbe Campamentos 1
Tumbe Campamentos 1
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MEDIA AGUAS
Panoramic view of the city of Lota. About 50 000 people live in Lota. When coal mining started in th...
Panoramic view of the city of Lota. About 50,000 people live in Lota. When coal mining started in the middle of the XIX Century only about 3,000 people lived in Lota; 600 of them worked in the mine,
Alfredo Moreno_Graphic Design
Alfredo Moreno_Graphic Design
A section of the tunnels in the Lota mine. The company introduced Eucalyptus in Chile to obtain the ...
A section of the tunnels in the Lota mine. The company introduced Eucalyptus in Chile to obtain the wood used to support the tunnels under the sea. Tunnels are completely dark; photo taken with flash.
IWB Final Awards
IWB Final Awards
Visitors to the mine enter the small elevator down to the tunnels. The guides make sure visitors  we...
Visitors to the mine enter the small elevator down to the tunnels. The guides make sure visitors, wearing helmets and battery-operated head lights, are aware of the safety regulations inside the mine.
Entrance to the mine  Chiflón del Diablo  (The Devil s Blast) in Lota. The mine is a National Histo...
Entrance to the mine "Chiflón del Diablo" (The Devil's Blast) in Lota. The mine is a National Historic Monument of Chile.
Angelo Garay y Fran Peña Ojeda  from Duoc UC
Angelo Garay y Fran Peña Ojeda from Duoc UC
Tumbe Campamentos
Tumbe Campamentos
Rahim Bhimani_University of Carelton
Rahim Bhimani_University of Carelton
Former coal miner Sergio Constanzo  now a tour guide  explains the history and operation of the mine...
Former coal miner Sergio Constanzo, now a tour guide, explains the history and operation of the mine. The miners had canaries in small cages to detect the presence of dangerous gases in the tunnels.
yo Soy Lota Poster
yo Soy Lota Poster
View of the small port of Lota. The mines are located hundreds of meters under the bottom of the sea...
View of the small port of Lota. The mines are located hundreds of meters under the bottom of the sea. Some of the inhabitants of Lota work now as tour guides, fishermen, and coal collectors.
Dichato Earthquake
Dichato Earthquake
Lota Ferria
Lota Ferria
Historic building of the Chivilingo Hydroelectric plant. The plant started operations in 1897 to pro...
Historic building of the Chivilingo Hydroelectric plant. The plant started operations in 1897 to provide electricity to the Lota mine. One hundred years later, in 1997, the mine closed operations. This building is a National Historic Monument of Chile.
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