Thursday, February 11, 2010

STL DPB On The Road: Santiago de Chile

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Okay, so here's the previously undisclosed location. Three nights here then over to Argentina with stops in El Calafate and, of course, Buenos Aires.

We got to the hotel early afternoon and then went out for a wander. Our first impression is that this a modern, mostly prosperous city. The metro area has more than 5 million people, a third of the whole country (well, it is the most strangely shaped country on earth). Prices aren't bad by American standards. It has a great (and very cheap) Metro, which took us near to a funicular up San Cristobal hill. On top there's a sweeping view of the city and a very large statue of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. There''s a picture of it on Flickr here.

Even though we just got here, we've seen some of the best graffiti anywhere. And these beer delivery guys work hard on a hot day (about 90 F. or 32 C.).

10 comments:

Olivier said...

une belle harmonie dans le mvt du porteur et la dame du tag

brattcat said...

Excellent shot. Looking forward to more. Safe travels.

Ming the Merciless said...

Have fun! Buenos Aires is on my top 10 list of places to visit.

Are you going to the Iguazu Falls?

Luis Gomez said...

Santiago is a wonderful place. I lived there for a while. People in Chile are fantastic.

Virginia said...

You get an A+ for composition here B! What a terrific shot. Put this one in the can for future competitions/exhibits. Bravo.

And I'm sure that beer tasted pretty good on that 90F day!
V

cieldequimper said...

A fabulous shot, that graffiti wouldn't have been half as good without the sweating man.

U "R" Us said...

Right on, glad to see you posted this one. Best I've seen on your flickr so far. Lucky you with that weather!

Paula said...

I just finished Allende's "Portrait In Sepia", a lot about Chile in that. You and Carolyn are intrepid, yes you are. Thanks for taking us along and bravo on the photograph, a great moment.

Chuck Pefley said...

Nicely done, Bob! You caught this guy supplying cold beer to the lovely lady -:)

Andree said...

I just couldn't pass by this photo in google reader without stopping to comment. it is outstanding. the colors are awesome!