Wednesday, February 06, 2008

3. Santiago de Chile

Palacio de La Moneda, photographed from Plaza de la Constitución. This is the presidential palace, and was the site of the 1973 Pinochet-led coup that ousted Salvador Allende.

Plaza de Armas, the centre of Santiago

Artists display their work in the Plaza de Armas

Museo Histórico Nacional on the north side of the Plaza de Armas

Panoramic view of Santiago from Cerro San Cristóbal

An Easter Island Moai statue in the coastal town of Viña del Mar

It's not white paint that's made that rock white, but the sea lions on the bottom left don't seem to mind :-). Our guide said that they call it the 'Michael Jackson' rock, but that's probably just a joke for us tourists!

View towards the port of Valparaíso from Viña del Mar

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