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foto tomada auguosto de 2011
This is my beautiful wife in front of America's beautiful pacific coast line.
You are aware of why they call the new world America, right?
Well, we call the new world in these latter days America because of the italian "explorer" Amerigo Vespucci, who -like Columbus- crossed the Pacific in 1499 and 1502, but -unlike Columbus- actually wrote about it.
Europeans loved his books and reading about what Vespucci called the New World (Novus Mundos in his words).
In 1507, a German cartographer named Martin Waldseemüller drew a map of the world based entirely on the travelogues of Vespucci. Called the Universalis Cosmographia, or Universal Cosmography, it was comprised of 12 wooden panels and was eight feet wide and four-and-a-half feet tall. In those days all countries were seen as feminine (like her lady Liberty today), so Waldseemüller used a feminine Latinized of Amerigo to name the new continents, “America.”
As we all know, there is nothing new under the sun and, as such, cartographers, like all other humans, tended to copy one another’s work; Columbus was left off the map.
The rest is history.
foto tomada en el verano de 2009
This is a picture of my son, when he was just a wee little man, in his grandma's garden.
Below is a foto of giuli in more recent moments (on a tour en lancha), with his cousin javiera.
Again, below are more recent photographs.
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