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Argentina. Walking Around Ushuaia

Nikolkaya • 3 minutes read • July 6th, 2016
This is 


, the southernmost city of the world.
Like the theater begins with a hanger,


 begins with a prison. This city even wouldn't appear without the prison. In 1911, Argentina, inspired by the example of


, decided to arrange in Tierra del Fuego a forced labor camp for prisoners and exiled there 600 convicts.
It's even hard to imagine a better place for the hard labor!
At first, convicts built the prison for themselves - four wings with two floors with many wards. 
However, the prisoners didn't sit in wards all the time - they built the city, roads, took vessels heading through the Antarctic for repairing.
Ushuaia today is quite a lively tourist city, the gateway to Antarctica, a kind of "Klondike of the Gold Rush era".
The prison has been turned into a museum since 1960s, but the reminiscence of it lives everywhere - on the walls of the houses, in the shops.
Author: Nikolkaya
Translated by: Olesya Zhukova

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