INSPIRATIONAL LOS VILOS
TRADITIONAL VINA DEL MAR
MODERN VINA DEL MAR
PORT OF VALPARAISO AT NIGHT
VALPARAISO AND THE HILLS
THE 1906 BIG EARTHQUAKE
THE OLD SANTIAGO
LOS CERROS DEL PUERTO
Valparaiso is a vertical city. The plane is not too big, so the people was searching for more space were to built his houses. They founded that space on the hills. There are many hills in the port and each has his own name.
Until 1883, to going up the hills was necesary to use "Las Escaleras". Thousand of "escaleras" exist in Valparaiso. Some little, other long and some very very long.
In 1883 was installed the first elevator. Today many of this funicalars have disapear. Only 15 of them are still working on tjat eternal up and down the hills.
To going up the hills or to going down was ever a authentical adventure. Some time we can see many cats playing around. Another, is posible to look at the port from many diferent altitudes, discovering a new ship sited at the bay, or be aware of some beautifull and singular ligth reflection on the sea.
List of the Hills:
1.- Cerro Esperanza
2.- Cerro Los Placeres
3.- Cerro Baron
4.- Cerro Lechero
5.- Cerro Polanco
6.- Cerro Monjas
7.- Cerro Mariposa
8.- Cerro Florida
9.- Cerro Bellavista
EL PASEO ATKINSON
|The city has many "Miradores: plces were people can look the city from the hisght.|
VALPARAISO NOSTALGIC CORNER
Walking around the city we can find thousand of places like this, were the old fashionated arquitecture appear suddenly in a romantic and old mood.
THE POSTAL OF REMMEMBRANCE
Looking the city in perpective it seem a beautifull postal. The day is transparent and the sun fall over the hills showing the multicolor and pintoresque houses.
OLD LUJURIOUS MANSION
|House like this of the picture are ease to find in Valparaiso. They are talking to us whit a charm
of sentimental expresion. Some of this houses have more than hundred years od, and the remembrances of the people who lived inside seem to be alive.
IS IT A HOUSE OR A SHIP?
|Some house seem be vessel resting over the hills.
There are thousand of such houses dreeming been a ship. They are feeling the sound of the ocean allway calling them to start a fantastic navigation.
WERE THE INHABITANTS LIVE
|Many houses, some bigger than others, but all of them under the sky and over the sea of Valparaiso.
This is a wonderful perspective about a section of
one of the hills.
LOOKING THE FACE OF A CITY
|Valparaiso inhabitants are moyoritary poor peoples. They live in a subdevelopment country and the individuals have a very short imcom.
Sometime, from a window of an old building we can see traces of that limited economy. People live withow the materia vantage another development countrys has.
Hoewer, Valparaiso inhabitants are happy with things money can't buy. They have the inspiration gived to them by the all natural elements, included the sea, the free air and the sublim sky.
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