Santiago Gallery II

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Street Stalls
Street Stalls
Women chat while selling typical street fare along the Rio Mapocho. (It's not much of a River at the moment.)
Chess, anyone?
Chess, anyone?
There's a pavilion in the Plaza de Armas where anyone is welcome to test their might.
Building Facade
Building Facade
I just liked the way the sun fell on the walls.
Completos for Sale
Completos for Sale
Santiaguinos love their hot dogs. When piled high with avocados, tomatoes, onions, and mayo, it's fondly called a "completo."
Hola Llama
Hola Llama
What's Chile without Llamas? The only ones that appear in the city are purely for the tourists, but they're still fun to have around.
La Jardin Secreta
El Jardín Secreto
Rodrigo (my host), Emily, and Meredith (two other fulbrighters) in the garden behind Emily's new home. It's full of ready-to-harvest vines and fruit trees.
Peekaboo
Peekaboo
Did I mention that the garden's also full of animals? Last count, around seven dogs and eleven cats!
First Visit to the Ocean
First Visit to the Ocean
It was only a day trip, but I plan on returning soon to explore Valparaiso more.
Nothing lasts forever
Nothing lasts forever
Particularly not my sand artwork.
Las Escaleras
Las Escaleras
Steps leading out to the Pacific.
Junta de Vecinos
Junta de Vecinos
The group I travelled with on a community field trip to el Congreso, the seat of the Chilean National Government.
Order, Order!
Order, Order!
We watched a session of congress. There was quite a fervent argument going on between two reps in particular. the head had to use his gavel multiple times.
Skylight
Skylight
The Chilean General Assembly (their equivalent of the chamber in Capitol Building where the State of the Union is delivered) is the only one in the world that is illuminated by natural lighting.
La Vega Grande
La Vega Grande
Santiago's central street market where you can get the freshest and cheapest foods.
Los Tres
Los Tres
Music while you shop?
It keeps going...
It keeps going...
I get most of my groceries here.
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