"One hot summer day I decided to go for a swim." This is a BORING beginning. Write a sentence beginning using an action, question/exclamation, thought/feeling, or sound. Use descriptive language, and put your reader right at the beginning of the action.
Cristo Redentor de los Andes (Christ the Redeemer of the Andes) - High in the Andes at ft above sea level, on the border between Argentina & Chile. Unveiled March 1904 to commemorate peaceful resolution of the border dispute between the two coun