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    Valparaiso-ushuaia aboard le soleal










    Last November I made a cruise along the Chilian coast aboard Le Soléal from Valparaiso to Ushuaia .

    Chile was on my « things-to-do » list since a long time and the channels of Patagonia had a special place in my imagination due to the novels I read about it (Francisco Coloane, Luis Sepulveda, for instance).

    This country of fjords could be compared with Norway exept the fact that, in the great south, you can spend a whole day or two without seing any house or human life,Only rocks, forest and glaciers. Hre and there, few small coloured fishing harbours but the only real cities are Punta Arenas (Ididn't visit) and Puerto Natales.

    It was a great trip. If you like solitude and big nature you would not be disappointed.




    First stop Santiago.

    At the Precolombia Museum


    Statue of President Allende


    Reflections of the cathedral in a new building


    Residential district, east side


    Andes Cordillera

    #2
    #1/3 is a great catch. Very impressing! I am waiting for your continuation.
    Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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      #3


      VALPARAISO











      Everyone knows this harbour as a place of legend, celebrated by songs and novels. It was one of the main places for the commerce between Europe and America before or after going through the Horn cape .

      Sorry for the legend but nowadays, no more clippers or three-masters docking there. As everywhere you'll find a mountain of containers, the standard boxes of the internationnal commerce.




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        #4
        At the begenning, Valparaiso was a bay.Due to the activity of the Harbour the population grew up, so the authorities decided to gain ground from the sea. Today it is the lower town (El Plan) where administrations and commerces are sited.
        Then at the end of XIXth century the inhabitants set out to conquer the hills, the upper town known as Los Corros.

        El Plan

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          #5
          Los corros-upper town.
          Stone, wood, sheet metal...
          Up and down slopes, stairs....

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            #6
            ....and when you get tired to climb the Streets, you can use the ascensores....

            IMGP9261 by yneac yneac, sur Flickr

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            ...or visit Pablo Neruda's former house (photos not allowed Inside)

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              #7
              Los corros are a playground for street artists:

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                #8
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                • Seagull
                  Seagull commented
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                  Trying to insert the start of my comments on your very fascinating thread here, Yves, as it is where I've reached.

                  My only glimpse of Chile was in the distance across a lake from an Argentinian national park, so this is all rather exciting! You caught my attention right away with those powerful figures in the museum in Santiago, and what a follow-up with that superb photo of the reflections of the cathedral in a modern building. Definitely a WITT photo (Wish I'd taken That)

                  Then on our way (you can tell I'm feeling I'm travelling along with you!) there is the signpost and plant. So satisfying somehow - perhaps it is just because of the colour of the plant leaves matching that of the roadsign.

                  In Valparaiso, #3/3 explains the geography, and #4/5 is an early favourite. Then onwards and upwards and into the district of colouful buildings and street art. And art it most certainly is, and in many styles. Love the lighthouse (#7/3).

                  I think I'll pause now at Pablo Neruda's former house and look at Ralf's links as well as this one:-
                  https://fundacionneruda.org/en/museu...-museum-house/

                #9
                Such colorful additions! I am fascinated by Pablo Neridas house, because it is a house for the best view! From each room you have a panoramic view over the bay and the harbour.
                I was looking for interior pictures and this is what i found:

                http://all-that-is-interesting.com/pablo-neruda-homes
                http://santiagotourist.com/the-houses-of-neruda/

                Also the second house is interesting! I like that style of living and could just move in without changing anything!
                http://www.guidetrip.com/s/Chile/San...f-pablo-neruda
                Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                • yvneac
                  yvneac commented
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                  Thank you for the links Ralf. I didn't visit the houses in Santiago or Isla Negra but la Sebastiana in Valparaiso is worth seeing.

                #10
                Arriving at Puerto Montt in the early morning.

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                Sailor and poet!

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                  #11
                  Nice, a lot of good looking art.

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                  • yvneac
                    yvneac commented
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                    Thank you Tommi.

                  #12
                  Close to Puerto Montt, in la Reion de Los Lagos (lake district).
                  Lago Llanquihue.

                  Frutillar
                  Volcano Osorno

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                  Volcano Calbuco (last eruption in 2015)

                  IMGP9320 by yneac yneac, sur Flickr

                  Puerto Varas

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                    #13
                    So now I continue following Yves journey at Puerto Montt with a stunning morning sky, almost as if nature had been looking at the photos of Valparaiso's buildings and street art and thinking "I can do colour too!"
                    In #10/3 I am liking the colour and spacing of the reflected street light in the water, a warm and attractive scene. While in #10/4 it is the limited palatte of blue grey light that draws my gaze to the sinuous road and fingers of coastline, which the multistorey block sets off in a satisfying composition.

                    Looking across more ruffled water it is the volcano which commands attention next. I expect pakarang will pause at #12/2 for he has a liking for such piers and I'm thinking how the lamp style would differ in Thailand for example,.and musing on what is especially South American (and its European heritage) about these.

                    People (...and street food!) come to the fore in Puerto Varas, but there is no escaping the volcano in the last image.

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                    • yvneac
                      yvneac commented
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                      Thank you for your kind words Cecilia. I'm sure you would enjoy a cruise along the Chilian coast. Hope Serenissima will arrange that for you!

                    #14
                    Angelmo, fishing Harbour of Puerto Montt

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                    A lot of small and friendly restaurants to taste fishes and seafoods....

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                    .....like a ceviche fresh fish in the Chilian style

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                    Yummi...

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                    Even sea lions are hungry..

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                      #15
                      Next stop, Chiloe, Francisco Coloane's birthplace, the biggest island of Chile.

                      As usual (they say) the weather was bad in Castro.

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                      The cathedral.

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                      It was mass time.

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                      On the market.

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                      View of the channel.

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