Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Graffiti Art in Valparaiso

Valparaiso is a cultural center of Chile and one aspect of that is the prominence of graffiti art. It is everywhere: on homes, buildings big and small, on stairways, along main streets and unpaved alleys. It is colorful, intriguing, political, and religious as you will see in the following photos.

On our second night in Valpo, we took the recommendation of our apartment's owner and had dinner just up the steep street at Espiritu Santo. The meal was fabulous and we met a very nice, young Frenchman, our waiter, Julian. He was supporting his graffiti artistry by working in the restaurant and giving tours around the city to see some of this amazing art. After lunch the next day we met him and a Canadian couple to set off on what turned out to be a four hour walking tour which included bus and elevator rides. Enjoy..........


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