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
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.