Chile: Valparaiso – Down Below

September 7th, 2006

Here you really feel like you could be in Victorian England, the streets and buildings date from around that time and are lined with telegraph wires and power lines for the bus-trams.
The port is still a working port and alot of cargo destined for this region of Chile arrives here.

Out of the Old Town and towards Viña del Mar there is the imposing Congress building which was constructed during Pinochet´s time, hence its authoritarian look. Outside in the Plaza O´Higgins old men meet to play cards and pass the time.

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