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Valparaiso

Valparaiso in Chile is one of those “love it or hate it” sort of places. I loved it…for a 24 visit but I don’t think I could handle much more. One thing there is no denying is that it is an incredibly colourful place. From its traditional tin-clad Victorian houses, each painted in different colours, to the amazing graffitis that fill the streets (it is legal for owners of properties to invite graffiti artists to paint their facades), it is the Dulux Paint salesman’s paradise. It is also one of the largest, and hilliest free art galleries in the world.

Valparaiso en Chile es uno de esos lugares que o adoras o odias. Yo lo adoro…pero sólo para una visita de 24 horas porque no creo que aguante mucho más. Una cosa que nadie puede negar es que es increíblemente colorida. Desde sus tradicionales casas forradas de chapas onduline de diferentes colores, a los impresionantes grafitis  que llenan las calles (está permitido para el propietario de un inmueble dar permiso a un artista de grafitis para que use su fachada de lienzo), la ciudad es el paraíso de un vendedor de pinturas Titanlux. Es también una de las galerías de arte más grandes y más empinadas del mundo. 

This entry was published on December 4, 2012 at 12:39 am. It’s filed under All previous posts / Todos los posts anteriores, Art / Arte, Color, Photos / Fotos, Places / Lugares and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Valparaiso

  1. Cassandra Herschel on said:

    graffiti like any other forms of art is really great and enjoyable too.`

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