Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Photos from Chile (V)

The Cajon del Maipo (see the post below) is an hour up from Santiago, an hour and a bit more down and you get to the coast, and the cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. We went to see some old friends who were in graduate school in Iowa at the same time as my father. The city reminds one a bit of San Francisco, at least as far as it interacts with its coastal environment. There are a large number of furnicular-style elevators (you can see a yellow one in the corner of this picture) that people still use for "commuting" up and down the hill.

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