Travelling in America from solstice to solstice

Ruka Pillañ (edo Villarrica) sumendia, gauez. Pucón, Araucanía (Txile).

This photo exhibit was prepared as one of the activities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Faculty of Computer Science of Donostia, and I gathered in it a small sample of the pictures made in a trip through America I did in 2016. The exhibition has been presented in the following places and dates:

  • Donostia: Lobby of the Faculty of Computer Science of the UPV/EHU, from November 10th through December 22nd 2017.
  • Donostia: Andrestegi exhibition room of the Carlos Santamaria Center of the UPV/EHU, from March 4th through 19th 2019.
  • Vitoria-Gasteiz: Pavilion of the Araba Campus of the UPV/EHU, from April 1st through May 17th 2019.

To see the pictures, click on the image above.

The trip and the exhibition

In 2016 I was lucky enough to take a six-month trip trough America, from June to December. From Newfoundland to the mythical Ushuaia, I traveled approximately 27,000 km: Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Quebec, Concord, New York, New Orleans, Monterrey, Mexico City, Puebla, Costa Rica, Panama, Medellín, Mompox, Cartagena, Ecuador, Trujillo, Lima, Atacama, Santiago, Araucanía, Chiloé, Bariloche, Perito Moreno, Ushuaia ... trains, buses —many buses—, cars, boats, some planes... streets, cities, towns, museums, beaches, jungle, desert, mountains, men and women ... stations, bars, hotels.

The trip itself was a great experience that I still remember every day, and it gave me the opportunity, among other things, to enjoy nature, learn a bit of history, hit streets and cities, talk to people, make friends, write —in a blog called blogoetak—... and, of course, to take photos.

The collection presented in this exhibition is a small sample of a total of more than 9,000 photos I made during the trip: 56 images, some in black and white, mostly in color.

November 2017.


Otavaloko azoka, 07:18. Ekuador.