Valparaiso 1

Valparaiso - roughly Paradise Valley, though it lies between mountains and the sea, not two mountains - is the main port city of Chile. The downtown square has a building housing the rather ominously named "Armada de Chile".

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The harbor with some vessels of the Chilean armada (early morning, still misty)


A hotel named after Queen Victoria.


And a monument to a Chilean hero, Arturo Prat (best known for his role in defeating Peru in the late 19th century), guarded by a member of the armada.

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Birds on a small roof.




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© Robert Yanal 2016