Tales From the Bitface (Posts about mountains)https://devilgate.org/enContents © 2020 <a href=”mailto:martin@devilgate.org”>Martin McCallion</a> Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:57:49 GMTNikola (getnikola.com)http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssChile Trip, Part 2: Santiago, Street Art, and Morehttps://devilgate.org/blog/2018/10/14/chile-trip-part-2-santiago-street-art-and-more/Martin McCallion<p>As you’ll recall if you’ve been paying attention, <a href=”https://devilgate.org/blog/2018/09/01/chile-trip-part-1-there-and-back/”>I started what appeared to be a series of posts</a> on our trip to Chile. But then stopped. Well, not exactly, because here we are again. It just takes me a long time to sort out all the photographs.</p> <p>We spent three days in Santiago (and another one at the end, just before we flew back).</p> <p>You can click on any of the photos or galleries below for a bigger view.</p> <h2>[aesop_chapter title=”Santiago Street Art” bgtype=”img” full=”off” img=”https://devilgate.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/SantiagoStreetArt5.jpg” video_autoplay=”on” bgcolor=”#888888” revealfx=”off” overlay_revealfx=”off”]</h2> <p>There’s a lot of street art, much of it showing some of the artists, musicians, and writers who have come from Chile or had an impact on it.</p> <p>[aesop_gallery id=”5106” revealfx=”off” overlay_revealfx=”off”]</p> <p>There are plenty of other subjects, though.</p> <p>[aesop_gallery id=”5111” revealfx=”off” overlay_revealfx=”off”]</p> <p>As well as oddities like this gym which is supporting <a href=”https://www.ubuntu.com”>the most popular Linux distribution</a>:</p> <p>[aesop_image img=”https://devilgate.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/SantiagoStreetArt9.jpg” panorama=”off” align=”center” lightbox=”on” captionposition=”left” revealfx=”off” overlay_revealfx=”off” align=”right”]</p> <p>And there is more formal public art, too.</p> <p>[aesop_gallery id=”5113” revealfx=”off” overlay_revealfx=”off”]</p> <p>[aesop_chapter title=”Up Hill, Down Cable” bgtype=”img” full=”off” img=”https://devilgate.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/FunicularCastle.jpg” video_autoplay=”off” bgcolor=”#888888” revealfx=”on” overlay_revealfx=”on”]</p> <p>Santiago is in the foothills of the Andes, at 500m above sea level, so mountains are all around it:</p> <p>[aesop_gallery id=”5117” revealfx=”off” overlay_revealfx=”off”]</p> <p>Though it’s hard to tell the mountains from the clouds in that first one.</p> <p>But there’s a hill in the city itself, big enough to have both a funicular and a cable car. We went up one and down the other.</p> <p>[aesop_gallery id=”5130” revealfx=”off” overlay_revealfx=”off”]</p> <p>Apart from the ride, you get great views, of course, but the main attraction is the giant statue at the top: Our Lady of the Radio Masts:</p> <p>[aesop_image img=”https://devilgate.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/SantiagoRadioBVM.jpg” panorama=”off” align=”center” lightbox=”on” captionposition=”left” revealfx=”off” overlay_revealfx=”off”]</p> <p>Also known as the Ladderback Virgin:</p> <p>[aesop_image img=”https://devilgate.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/SantiagoLadderbackBVM.jpg” panorama=”off” align=”center” lightbox=”on” captionposition=”left” revealfx=”off” overlay_revealfx=”off”]</p> <p>(OK, those are just my names for her.)</p> <p>This is the kind of thing you really go up for, though:</p> <p>[aesop_gallery id=”5132” revealfx=”off” overlay_revealfx=”off”]</p> <p>[aesop_chapter title=”Flags and Padlocks” bgtype=”img” full=”off” img=”https://devilgate.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/SantiagoPadlocks2.jpg” video_autoplay=”on” bgcolor=”#888888” revealfx=”off” overlay_revealfx=”off”]</p> <p><a href=”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Moneda_Palace”>La Moneda</a> is the President’s official residence. Outside it we find the biggest flag I’ve ever seen. It wasn’t windy enough to really get the effect, unfortunately.</p> <p>[aesop_gallery id=”5134” revealfx=”off” overlay_revealfx=”off”]</p> <p>And then there’s this lovely bridge:</p> <p>[aesop_image img=”https://devilgate.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/SantiagoBridge.jpg” panorama=”off” align=”left” lightbox=”on” captionposition=”left” revealfx=”off” overlay_revealfx=”off”]</p> <p>Which demonstrates that “<a href=”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_lock”>love locks</a>” get everywhere (and they didn’t originate in Paris, as I have just learned):</p> <p>[aesop_image img=”https://devilgate.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/SantiagoPadlocks1.jpg” panorama=”off” align=”center” lightbox=”on” captionposition=”left” revealfx=”off” overlay_revealfx=”off”]</p> <p>More later.</p> cable carChilefunicularmountainsparked dogsphotospublic artSantiagostreet artValparaísohttps://devilgate.org/blog/2018/10/14/chile-trip-part-2-santiago-street-art-and-more/Sun, 14 Oct 2018 13:07:49 GMT