Vostok Station is a Russian (formerly Soviet) Antarctic research station. It is at the southern Pole of Cold, with the lowest reliably measured natural temperature on Earth of −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F). Research includes ice core drilling and magnetometry. Vostok (Russian for “East”) is named after the ship of Fabian von Bellingshausen, an Antarctic pioneer.
Punta Pite is a 27-acre piece of land that follows the contours of a bay between Zapallar and Papudo, two sea towns located 93 miles north of Santiago, Chile. A residential development planned and built here between 2004 and 2006 takes its name from this place and is laid out in a way that surrenders to the power and beauty of the ocean.