Friday, December 16, 2011

Valpariso, Chile

High on a hill overlooking a huge bay, the port city of Valpariso spreads a colorful quilt over the surrounding countryside.  This is another World Heritage Site, the gateway from Chile's mines, vineyards and orchards to the world.  Cargo ships fill the harbor and crowds of people swarm the steep hills.  Funiculars and elevators lift people from sea level up to the dizzying heights where they live in polychrome houses.  But pictures are worth many words and here are some of our best.

1 comment:

Tolentino's Trivium said...

Reminds me of a modern Cinque Terra....thanks for posting - I feel like have visited with you!