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.