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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Day 18 : Valparaíso : Funiculars, Colourful Houses, Urban Art (lots and lots of Urban Art)...

On our last full day in Chile Stuart and I decided to pop over to the nearby port city of Valparaíso. We'd heard good things.

Valparaíso is known for its steep funiculars (my favourite form of transport), its bohemian residents, its colourful clifftop homes and buildings, and its urban art. 

So we spent the day riding up and down all the funiculars we could find, acting as bohemian as we dared, and photographing just a tiny proportion of the millions upon millions of painted buildings we discovered. Almost every square inch of vertical structure in the city has either been covered in graffiti or had impressive urban art painted on it. It is indeed a very colourful city. 

To top the day off we visited La Sebastiana, the quirky former residence of world famous Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, which is now a museum with impressive Pacific views.

A nice way to end our Chilean adventure.

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