The Flinck family sends another update:
This is a photo of our neighborhood that David took on his return flight from a recent trip:
#1 – Our house – located in Upper Coviefi, which is above the train line.
#2 – The Huanchaca Ruins – The site of former silver refinery (built in 1888 and running until 1902). Now it’s an historical monument, tourist attraction, and a location for open air concerts.
#3 – Enjoy Resort, Casino & Hotel
#4 – The Chilean Navy Communication Center
#5 (in yellow) – The Catholic University (Universidad Católica del Norte) – the biggest university in Antofagasta
#5 (in red) – Chilean Army Base
#6 – An area being developed for more apartment buildings, a supermarket, and office buildings.
#7 – Current road project connecting Argentina Ave. (in blue) with Angamos Ave. (below). This will make it easier to enter and exit Coviefi (which is up on a plateau).
#8 – The Escondidad Mine Resort Center (offices, soccer fields, pool, tennis courts, picnic areas)
#9 – New 21-story apartment buildings
#10 – Project to put in a bridge connecting Coviefi (Argentina Ave. & Angamos Ave.) with the neighborhood to the south.
This is just a small window into our world here in Antofagasta. We invite you to come and visit us and see it all in person.