The road to Paranal

The road to Paranal

The "beast" pictured at the road crossing to Paranal

The pictures shows our first rental car nicknamed “The Beast” on the road crossing to Paranal. This is where any traveller to the observatory needs to leave the main north-south road and go up a serpentine over the costal ridge to get to the observatory. There is a small airfield on the other side of the road but sadly the safer team doesn’t own a private jet…

Once half way up the costal ridge the headlights need to be turned off at night which can make this last stretch of the road a tricky drive after sunset.

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