A tribute to Nobel laureate Gabriela Mistral in Quinta Vergara Park in Vina Del Mar, Chile. Gabriela Mistral is the first Latin American woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, which she did in 1945.
A tribute to Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda next to the tribute to fellow Nobel laureate Gabriela Mistral in Quinta Vergara Park in Vina Del Mar, Chile. Neruda received the Nobel Prize in 1971.
Flower Clock, Vina del Mar
In front of the Fonck Museum is a large moai (Easter Island statue made of volcanic rock), the only one in mainland Chile.
View of Valparaiso houses showing some of the wall paintings
Relaxing in one of the parks above some interesting wall paintings.
Wall paintings depicting various African scenes.
The wall paintings of Valparaiso are colorful and varied.
An interestng house decorated for Christmas.
Valparaiso has many steep hills. The harbor and part of the modern city can be seen in the distance.
On one of the funicular railroad in Valparaiso.
This beautiful building in Valparaiso's Sotomayor Square is the headquarters of the Chilean Navy.
Interesting old hotel in Sotomayor Square, Valparaiso.
Detail of the front of the Navy Headquarters building in Valparaiso.
Tourist boat in the Valparaiso harbor.
Seal sunning itself on a buoy in the harbor with the city in the background.
Seeing seals sunning like this was a very common site.
Sharing the buoy,
A slow day waiting for tourists to buy her wares.
For sale in Valparaiso harbor.
The monument in Sotomayor Square honors the Chilean sailors who fell during the Battle of Iquique and the Battle of Punta Gruesa.