1. Puerto Ayora in the 1970s and 1990s
  2. Bella Vista in the 1970s and 1990s
  3. Transition of Baquerizo Moreno
  4. Observations of the barrel post at Post Office Bay
  5. Villamil and Santo Tomas on Isabela

1970s
No.928

1970. Puerto Ayora as viewed from the sea.
No.1009

1970. A view of the town is is shown 920. There were no cars, and roads were not paved then.
No.924

1978. Central area of Puerto Ayora, the church, and the plaza (see 1009). A view of the town is shown in 1012 and 925. Unpaved toads were built in 1975, although cars were running.

1990s

No.1029
No.1030

1999. A view of the town. The location of 1030 is the same as that of 1012.



Bella Vista is an agricultural village five kilometers north of Puerto Ayora.

No.408
No.1010

The plaza of Bella Vista in 1970, covered by naturalized Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon).
No.406
No.407

The plaza of Bella Vista in 1978, covered by naturalized Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon).
No.1094

The paved plaza of Bella Vista in 1998.

No.1307

A view of the town of Baquerizo Moreno in 1964.
No.1309

Baquerizo Moreno viewed from the sea in 1970.
No.906
No.1291
No.1292

A view of the town of Baquerizo Moreno in 1970.
No.1296
No.1297

A view of the town of Baquerizo Moreno in 1991.
No.1114
No.1115

A view of the town of Baquerizo Moreno in 1998.
No.897

The statue of Charles Darwin was built in 1935 to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of his landing. Images 898,899 show the bust in 1964; image 900 shows that in 1970; images 901,902,903,904 show that in 1991. During the period, the statue was transferred and the surrounding area was converted to a park.

No.909
No.908
No.910

The barrel post and the surrounding area in 1970.
No.911
No.1133

1978 ǯîݥȤȤμաThe barrel post and the surrounding area in 1978.

No.912

A plate nailed to the barrel post is shown in 912. It says JAN. 1960, the UMITAKA-MARU.

Tokyo University of Fisheries sent an expedition team on the Umitaka Maru in 1959 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species (1859) by Charles Darwin and the team left the plate on the barrel post. This memorable writing was still there in 1964, 1970, and 1978, but lost thereafter.


Puerto Villamil lies on the southern coast of Sierra Negra Volcano on Isabela and the Santo Tomas village lies halfway up the mountain. Few of the photographs taken between 1970 and 1995 remain. Images of 1998-2001 are presented here.

No.894

889,890,891,892,895 and 1102,1103 , 1104,1105

The branches of the Charles Darwin Research Station and the Galapagos National Park Service in Puerto Villamil during the period of 1998-2000. A facility for reproducing giant tortoises and a conference hall existed. The sign at a facility named after Arnaldo Topisa, who died in an accident, is shown in 894. SAMURAI, a jeep made in Japan, was the only jeep at that time: 896.

No.1100

The new airport in Villamil is 1100. The view of the town is shown in 1101.

No.857

A cottage, Corazon Verde, of the Charles Darwin Research Station in Santo Tomas in 1970 is 857. The sign of Corazon Verde was photographed in 1978.
No.1107

2000. The new sign at the cottage, Corazon Verde (see 857).
No.1108

The plaza of Santo Tomas photographed in 2000.
No.1109

Corazon Verde, the cottage of the Charles Darwin Research Station facing the plaza of Santo Tomas, photographed in 2000.