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March 1st 2022
Published: May 25th 2022
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Tuesday. Smooth disembarkation from our ship that took us to Antarctica then a bus to the airport. Beautiful day and I had a window seat on the east side of the plane which afforded views of steep snowy mountains, deep valleys, many mountain lakes and towns of the Andes.



Santiago. Taxi from the airport to our B&B in the Bella Vista district at the apartment of Christian, our host. The area has a Bohemian atmosphere, low-rise buildings with many many murals, nightclubs, restaurants and an obvious gay presence. It sits at the base of San Cristobal Hill which has a large statue of the Virgin Mary on top, a sculpture that was made in France then shipped to Chile. A funicular runs to the top, but unfortunately it was closed, so we took the bus to the top. It afforded good but smoggy views of the sprawling city of high-rises and surrounding mountains. An old stone church is up there with many outdoor crosses that had been decoratively painted. We took a gondola that carried us over the hilly park and landed us at its northern end in the upscale Providencia neighborhood. We walked by the fancy residences with glittering new towers as a backdrop toward the nearest metro stop. Along the river, which looked diminished in the large culvert it ran through (reminiscent of L.A.) is a long sculpture park with wonderful works of art. The subway system is extensive and efficient. Many of the stations have works of art.


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25th May 2022

Artwork
Beautiful murals and art.
15th June 2022

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I'm glad you are enjoying my blogs. I'm hoping that I'll be able to visit you this summer.
30th May 2022

Enjoying your trip thru your blog and photos...
Loved the many murals you photographed...the crosses were interesting with the murals on them. Just got back from Sicily, my first solo trip with OAT. Will be posting more photos later.
15th June 2022

Santiago
I'm glad you enjoyed the photos. I look forward to seeing you photos from Sicily. Did you have a good time?
1st June 2022
The Andes Mountains

Awesome photo
Stunning beauty.

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