After every trip I take I put my favorite pictures on a thumb drive and head over to good old Wal-Mart to get them printed out for cheap. (I can afford Wal-Mart; this goes along with the budget theme of this blog.) Not only will this one be printed out, it will be at least an 8 x 10. I want to hang it on the wall on our new apartment. We will finally be renting our own apartment together when Shane gets back from his Aconcagua expedition : )
Anyway the picture is from bright, brilliant, colorful, vivid Valparaiso, Chile, 120 km west of Santiago on the coast. Valparaiso is the birthplace of Salvador Allende and interestingly enough Pinochet as well. “Valpo” was also the home for a long time for Neruda and even Ruben Dario for a bit, whose poetry I learned about while in Nicaragua.
Valpo is an important port:
I just couldn’t get enough of the bright colors:
Neither could the street dogs, apparently:
Stay tuned for more “technicolor” images coming soon from Valparaiso.