Valparaiso, Chili, September 2018, canon, ©Sylvie Gé
I had that old folk song in mind Nous irons a Valparaiso when I arrived in Valparaiso (paradise valley). I never thought I would come here one day. I was in love with the city even before I arrived since Valparaiso is a port town.
Totally dishevelled, as Pablo Neruda famously said, the wall art is also famous :
as well as its quirky architecture, inspired by different waves of immigration (mostly Italian and British) and the difficulties of the landscape.
There is even an old station, allegedly built by Eiffel himself !
Valparaiso is without a doubt our favourite place in Chile, right after the Atacama desert.
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Eiffel left his poesy in metal in Bolivia and Peru. I am not sure if he actually arrived to the continent or sent the drawings but he made is very beautiful. Glad to know he was in Chile too. ^~^
I will be in Peru soon but will be too busy marvelling at other treasures to chase Eiffel’s poesy, although I am sure it is worth a visit, thank you for sharing your knowledge Francis 🙂
In that case I wish you a safe and happy travel to Peru, Sylvie. I know the type of travel you choose has a busy and fast schedule but If you need information or something I can help you with when you come don’t forget you have here a person happy to lend you a hand. It will be beautiful to see the landscapes I know through your poems as it will be like discover a world I didn’t know. Bon vent! : )
Thank you so much dear Francis for your generosity and ki d words, which I always appreciate. This will be my first contact with Peru and therefore will focus on the fundamentals, the intrinsic SA culture and the treasures of the past. In twelve days I do not think k I can go deeper, but
I can go deeper, but your advice is always welcome. We have 2 free days in Cusco, one free day in the sacred valley and maybe half a day in Puno. Any advice is welcome (no car), but I do not want to take too much of your time either, which is also precious I am sure.😊
An interesting tour well photographed
Thank you Derrick. I am a little disappointed with the blurry ones 😊
Thank you 😊