How lovely it is when you can link a song to a place

The future’s for discovering the space in which we’re traveling—Square One

Balcony to the Lake. Bariloche, La Patagonia, Argentina.

Coldplay’s X&Y album, for me, is linked to a special location in the south of Argentina: La Patagonia. A place where the sky expands behind the high mountains, as these connect with The Nahuel Huapi Lake, which transparency creates an infinite panorama.

What if I got it wrong and no poem or song could put right what I got wrong—What If

Hidden Lake ->

It is so easy to fall in love with the secrets hidden in Bariloche—one of the most famous and touristic cities in La Patagonia, my favourite place in Argentina, my second home.

Little wooden signs show the path to outstanding views. As you drive along the road, it is difficult to avoid pulling over to discover the way through the trees to a hidden lake, a waterfall or a clear in the woods.

Swimming on a sea of faces, a tie of the human race. So, an answer now is what I need—White Shadows

Villa Traful, Lago Traful.

I can barely notice the lake’s wrinkles due to its crystal clear water. That is how I can admire the colourful stones underneath.
The gentle movement of the water caressing my feet feels like freedom. At that moment, it is so easy to live in the present and forget about anything else.

Lights will guide you home—Fix You

San Martin de Los Andes

Cottages in the middle of the forest, surrounded by large trees. A stony path goes all the way up the hill, guiding me home after a long walk. Inside it is warm and cosy, and the big windows keep me connected with nature, making it impossible to forget where I stand and reminding me how blessed I am.

Do you feel like a puzzle, you can’t find your missing piece?—Talk

Villa La Angostura

Oh, nature! Look at you! Always moving, adapting to any weather and change.
The woods are filled with tangled branches and trunks. They seem to tell their story as I walk along the path, surrounded by the green of the leaves, the brown on the ground, while the birds sing in tune.

I know something is broken and I’m trying to fix it, trying to repair it any way I can—X&Y

Two Guardians. San Martin de Los Andes, Patagonia, Argentina.

The day that picture was taken, I witnessed the birth of a calf. My siblings and I were very young and, honestly, we weren’t used to appreciating the glory of nature in all its splendour.
Our mum had taught us to behold this unusual moment in our lives. Now, eleven years later, I can remember it as if it was yesterday.

How long do I have to climb up on the side of this mountain of mine?—Speed Of Sound

The road from Buenos Aires to Bariloche is long—1589,2 km: 18 to 20 hours drive—and quite changeable along the way.

After admiring different panoramas, the moment when we see the first snowy mountain we know we are close to where we expect to be.

I’m not gonna stand and wait—A Message

Snow in San Martin de Los Andes

The very first time I saw that marvellous white surfice covering the grass was in San Martin—another gorgeous city in La Patagonia.

We were driving along the road of a mountain when, suddenly, little drops started to hit the windscreen. Although these drops were thicker than raindrops, so that’s when we realised it was snow!

Bless the cold weather and its magic!

All you ever wanted was love, but you never looked hard enough. It’s never gonna give itself up—Low

Trees, flowers and animals.

La Patagonia has a very vibrant flora and fauna. Both complement each other, creating a perfect place to go to when you find yourself searching for a calm and peaceful place.

Bariloche is home of an outstanding flora and fauna. The former is constitute by colourful flowers and trees: lavender, rosehip, arrayan trees, gayomba. This group creates a beautiful colour palette of purple, red, green, yellow, brown, white. In the latter, you can find hares, deers, pumas, guanacos, condor, foxes. And, of course, cows, sheep, horses.

I could feel it go down, bittersweet I could taste in my mouth, silver lining the cloud. Oh and I, I wish that I could work it out—The Hardest Part

‘What’s that sound?’

‘There must be a highway nearby’.

‘Nope! It is a real waterfall’.

The first glimpse I had ever taken of a waterfall was indescribable. I grew more and more excited as I stood on one side of the mountain, on the edge of the cliff and around the wild bushes. Watching the water flowing down the rocks into a deep basin below, and thinking about the mystic splashing—and rather violent—water that sooner will become a calm lake.

Oh, what good is it to live with nothing left to give, forget but not forgive, not loving all you see—Swallowed In The Sea

The landscape doesn’t end here. If it were for me, I would take that boat and sail around the world.

Created, then drilled and invaded. If somebody made it someone will mess it up. And you are not wrong to ask who does this belong to? It belongs to all of us—Twisted Logic

This land belongs to everyone who wants to appreciate it, love it, admire it and take care of it. It is an outstanding view where I can feel the guide of nature, the safety amongst the grove of pine trees, the immensity of the water, which creates a line far out across the lake as if it was the edge of the world.

And the wheels just keep on turning, the drummers begin to drum. I don’t know which way I’m going. I don’t know what I’ll become—Till Kingdom Come

The south of Argentina is a place where I feel at home. It has a lot to do with the company of my loved ones and the memories we’ve created along the years. Nevertheless, it will always be a new road that will guide me through new paths, taking me to discover new adventures. However, I dare to sing ‘There are places I’ll remember all my life, though some have changed. Some forever, not for better, some have gone, and some remain. All these places had their moments, with lovers and friends I still can recall. Some are dead, and some are living. In my life, I’ve loved them all‘, and that is what La Patagonia means to me.

This is like a drive in the car, discovering new places along the way in the company of Coldplay’s X&Y album on the stereo. As every album it has to come to and end in some point. Someone changes the CD and puts on The Beatle’s song ‘In my life’, while we drive in the company of the sun.

A clear path makes its way towards the sun.

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