Faro de Punta Carretas
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Faro de Punta Carretas

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Fue construido en 1876. Tiene una altura de 21 metros, un alcance lumínico de 15 millas. Desde el año 1948 cada 10 segundos se intercalan un destello rojo para diferenciarlo de otros faros y boyas. Sigue siendo de mucha importancia para la navegación de pesqueros que se dirigen al Banco Inglés, o al Puerto del Buceo, o a la entrada del Río Santa Lucía. En 1962 fue enlazado a la red eléctrica.

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This panorama was taken in Montevideo, South America

This is an overview of South America

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To the northwest, off the coast of Ecuador, lie the Galapagos Islands, which are unique for hosting species not found anywhere else on earth. These were the subject of study for Charles Darwin in his theory of evolution, which he himself said will require proof in every single case.

The main languages in South America are Spanish and Portugese, which basically tells you which European countries colonized the place. The South American wars of independence took place over two decades in the early 19th century, led by Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and Jose san Martin of Argentina.

Following liberation from Portugal and Spain, South America took off into its own development, capitalizing on the rich deposits of oil, gold, copper, silver and tango musicians.

Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to one of the world's best parties, Carnaval. Have you heard of samba music? How about bossa nova? Maybe dancing for three days straight?

I can't say enough good things about South America. All the world's continents have amazing secrets and treasures laying in wait for your discovery, but in South America... just have a look at our pictures while you're waiting for online confirmation of your plane tickets to hit your inbox.

Text by Steve Smith.

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