viernes, 22 de octubre de 2010

One to one

Meet one famous or historical person. Difficult to choose only one.

I believe that I would like to meet to Bernard Phillipi, a Prussian (german) naturalist, explorer, cientific, and the responsible of the german colonitation of southern Chile. He saw a very big oportunity for our two countries in this big raining forest, full of animals, bugs and water, almost unexplored by the spaniards, and without conection with the rest of our contrie thanks to the "araucania`s pacification" (the war against the mapuches) even considering that he was a naturalist, he made the role of a geographer, and is the father of all settlements arround Llanquihue lake and the current XIVth Rivers region and part of the Xth lakes region. Not only with that, he was comisioned by the chilean governament to stablish a settlement on the magellan strait (the drake pass) and he made that task with perfection, arriving just one day before a French war frigate with the same mission, winning the control of the strait, and the south of this continent to Chile, making posible the colonitation of Punta Arenas, Coyaique, Puerto Natales, and all the southern cities. He was made governator of Punta Arenas, and was killed years after on a native ambush. His adventures are a example of force of will, and vision of optimism.

He became friend with sir John Williams Wilson, captain of the colonitation ship and father of Juan Williams Rebolledo, Grand Admiral of the chilean navy on the war against Perú and Bolivia on late XIX Century.

What I would like to talk with him? I don´t know one thing exactly, about his adventures, his histories, his discoveries, and the problem with the french crown for the control of the strait. More than talk with him, I would like to imagine myself on the discovery (and not without troubles!) of the llanquihue lake, and adventure of about two months worthy of a movie.

Interesting, because is a important part of out history, and specially of the regions that I love and the start point of the german colaboration in many aspects with our contrie.

Regards from Valdivia. ;) (Today I will go to Rudolph Phillipi museum, his brother and the main colonitation agent of the city of Valdivia)

2 comentarios:

  1. Yay!
    Invasion time! Once upon a time there's was a guy name David coming back from The Gathering's concert. He gave his blog address to her lovely neighbour for her to see the pictures...
    and that lovely former-neighbour-yet-even-more-closer-to-him-now it's an information psycho and accidently found about this blog again.
    So here I am.
    Please feel free to delete this comment if it is not due to have them. But you know I just cannot miss an oportunity to write :3
    In fact, I can always write in English at my beloved forums... but it's been a while since my last visit: School stuff has kept me appart from it... D: and I'm a mod!
    Anyways... you know who I'd love to meet. He's completely related to that fansite.
    My vocal god, my shining star, Johnny Gioeli ^^.

    PS: Yes, I do have a blog... but it's only for posting lyrics when I post a video on youtube.

  2. :O! I just realized I wrote "more closer" SHAME ON ME!!!