and occasionally rides a bike.
A word of warning. The walk descriptions are not detailed enough to guide you - please take a map. The batteries never run out, and you always have a signal. Oh, And don't take left or right as gospel!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Chile walking highlights - Part 1 Santiago

1. Santiago - Cerro Santa Lucia

This was a five mintue walk from the apartment.
A small, steep, popular park with fine views across to the Andes.

Buildings reflect the views

There are geraniums on abundance and some fine scucculents

A bigger hill than Santa Lucia, and a little further away. There's a road up - mainly for cyclists, and walking paths too.
A popular place on a hot spring Sunday
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The loudspeaker was saying about a thousand hail marys while we were there.
Scuplture by Luciano Kulczewski

An outpost of the Lick Observatory

Pollution haze over Santiago

Swimming pool not in use yet

We finished the walk with a visit to La Chascona, one of Pablo Neruda's houses.

Of course we explored the town further, visiting the big central market, the Parque Forestal which runs parallel to the river Mapocho, dropping in to the Gabriela Mistral Centre,site of a decent cafe, and the local Museo de Bellas Artes, where there was another pleasant cafe. Later we called into the Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda to see an exhibition on Beijing's Forbidden City. 


Simon Douglas Thompson said...

I'm told Santiago is a beautiful city, which is remarkable given the horror stories of the 70s

aliqot said...

Stunning situation, but lots of traffic and pollution. Yes, the days of Pinochet don't bear thinking of.