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Typical street name
A quiet street in Valparaiso
Some street art
Some street art
A typical street on Cerro Alegre
Jack and the beanstalk’s house am sure.
Buildings made of corraguated iron
Side of a house
Stairway to Heaven?
Even artwork on the roof tops. This was on a flat roof looking down on the city
Ben es muy contento
Michelle and Ben on the balcony of the Hotel Brighton
Local houses built into the cerro (hill)
The balcony of the Hotel Brighton
A brightly coloured house
No surface is safe from the street artists
A florist shop, with some more familiar graffiti
Not everywhere is beautful, but everywhere is interesting.
Hanging at El Canario
View from our hostel room in Valparaiso
Our simple but comfortable and clean lodgings. This had an amazing view.
Museo Palazzo Baburizza
Restaurant with a view
Looking back across the port
The main plaza in Valparaiso
The other side of the plaza in Valparaiso
Our $4 tour on the local boat
Replca ship of the Esmeralda. The Chileans captured this from the Spanish but it sank years later in a battle against the Peruvian navy
The latest in Chilean Naval technology … the battle schooner.
Ascendor – typical funicular in Valparaiso over 90 years old. Used to get up the steep hills about 200 pesos so 50c per ride up.
The bottom part of Templemann St. No cars allowed.
The Concepcion ascensor
The vast array of fast food available.
Hanging out in Vina Del Mar
Not too busy at the Horse’n’Cart rank
The beach was as busy as the water was cold
The kids love the water
The sign says “beach not suitable for swimming”.
A more comfortable vantage point from which to enjoy the beach
Our new columbian friends – Wilson, Caesar and Diana
Los Lobos have fallen on hard times
Don’t ever take sides with anyone against the Family again
In Vina Del Mar, graffiti is just graffiti
By night the town takes on an eery glow
The streets at night
It’s quite safe here at night
View from our room
The original retro trolley buses in full operation
The dock handles a huge amount of containers each day
The beautiful and the functional
This is the actual capsule built to rescue miners at Copiapó in 2010
The mechanics behind the acsensors is … old
Outside of our Hostal Lunasonrisa
Local markets up from the hostel