Skip to comments.After 25 years under water, ghost town comes up for air in Argentina
Posted on 05/10/2013 4:35:13 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
EPECUEN, Argentina A strange ghost town that spent a quarter century under water is coming up for air again in the Argentine farmlands southwest of Buenos Aires.
Epecuen was once a bustling little lakeside resort, where 1,500 people served 20,000 tourists a season. During Argentina's golden age, the same trains that carried grain to the outside world brought visitors from the capital to relax in Epecuen's saltwater baths and spas.
Then a particularly heavy rainstorm followed a series of wet winters, and the lake overflowed its banks on Nov. 10, 1985. Water burst through a retaining wall and spilled into the lakeside streets. People fled with what they could, and within days their homes were submerged under nearly 10 meters (33 feet) of corrosive saltwater.
Now the water has mostly receded, exposing what looks like a scene from a movie about the end of the world. The town hasn't been rebuilt, but it has become a tourist destination again, for people willing to drive at least six hours from Buenos Aires to get here, along 340 miles (550 kilometers) of narrow country roads.
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This seems to be right up your alley.
Wow. What a mess!
Save your money. Go to Detroit. ;-)
Na, I know what Democrats can do to a city. I rather see what 25 years of salt water does to a car. One article says the lake has 10 times the salt content of the ocean.
Anybody who watches any crime procedurals knows one simple fact: "No body? No dead."
Kevin Costner just announced that “WaterWorld II” would start filming at the site in Argentina next month...
Is it going to be 12 hours long like the last one?
Obama was right, ‘lect him and the waters will recede!!! It’s a miruhcall!