Northern Chile - elkins
This room was built into the astronomer's residencia at Cerro Paranal so that they have "natural" air humidity to breathe. It felt mildly tropical inside...just outside is the world's driest desert. Nothing lives there...aside from the astronomers and people mining most of the world's copper a few hours away in the largest open pits on the planet.

This room was built into the astronomer's residencia at Cerro Paranal so that they have "natural" air humidity to breathe. It felt mildly tropical inside...just outside is the world's driest desert. Nothing lives there...aside from the astronomers and people mining most of the world's copper a few hours away in the largest open pits on the planet.