Mejillones is a small town in Northern Chile (Antofagasta Province) located on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. It turns its back on the Atacama desert and the many mining operations (copper, gold, silver, zinc,iron, potash). It has 10,000inhabitants, most of whom live from the port ans mining activity. Both of working-class town and seaside town, Mejillones is a mixture of architecture made up of barracks, recently rehabilitated houses, and social housing. At noon, the sun is at it’s zenth. As in the all southern cities, time stands still. In the late afternoon,a s the shadows lenghten, activity resumes.