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The Trash Bin Sculptures of El Chalten

El Chalten, Argentina, is best known as a gateway for excellent hiking and trekking in the mountains near the iconic Mt. Fitz Roy, but it’ll also stand out –in my mind anyway– as the home to the finest assortment of trash bin sculptures on the planet. A typical example above, stands in front of a call center.

I was told by one townsperson that the sculptures were created by a local mountain guide and spread around town.  I don’t know his name – my apologies. If anyone knows, or is on their way to Chalten and can find out, I’d love to hear from you.


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  1. April 16, 2013 at 4:23 pm — Reply

    I love these!

  2. April 16, 2013 at 8:06 pm — Reply

    these are all so fun! thanks for sharing this touch of whimsy!

    • April 16, 2013 at 8:12 pm — Reply

      They really are the coolest things. :)

  3. April 17, 2013 at 6:30 am — Reply

    These are definitely unique and very creative!! Lovely photos of them!

  4. April 17, 2013 at 9:44 am — Reply

    Very, very cool! I love the trash bins. Do you think people really throw their trash in the bins?

    • April 17, 2013 at 10:59 am — Reply

      Some do. Many don’t. I’m getting tired of seeing so much plastic everywhere.

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