Argentinian Town Underwater for 30 Years Resurfaces

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This fascinating video follows 83-year-old Argentinian Pablo walking through what is now the ruins of a once thriving, prosperous town  a resort to which tourists flocked — that was underwater for 30 years once a dam and dike gave way to the lake beyond them. The high salt content of the lake made the area a tourist attraction; it also ensured maximum corrosion and destruction once the buildings and streets were submerged.

The town, called Villa Epecuen (previously at Neatorama) is located near Buenos Aires, and once had a population of 5,000. Pablo is the only resident left, and he remains amazingly resourceful and self sufficient for his age. He wistfully yet lovingly recounts his personal history and former home, explaining the details of its tragic loss to the forces of nature.

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 The submerged resort town of Epecuen

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Ummm...hmm. Okay. So... nobody else is gonna say it, huh? That photo's been sitting here for 24 hours and no one has mentioned it.

Seriously? You're all just way too mature for such a thing? Fine, if that's how it is, then I'll just have to do it myself.

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