Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Photos from Chile (III)

We want to Pablo Neruda's old house in Santiago, which was full of impressive crap that he collected on his trips around the world (and brought back to Santiago in his diplomatic pouch, tax free). He had these giant shoes, though, because they reminded him of his youth growing up in rural Chile, where businesses advertised themselves with giant representations of the products they sold (in order to be able to attract illiterate customers).

1 comment:

Nicole said...

my favorite part was the peace prize awarded Neruda by the USSR. at the time of awarding, it was called the Stalin Peace Prize. later on it was renamed after Lenin (i wonder why?).