Viña del Mar, Chile

Viña del Mar meaning “Vineyard of the Sea”), is a city and commune on central Chile’s Pacific coast. Often referred to as “La Ciudad Jardín” (“The Garden City”), Viña del Mar is located within the Valparaíso Region, and it is Chile’s fourth largest city with a population of 324,836 (according to the 2012 census). Viña del Mar is also part of the Greater Valparaíso area, the country’s third largest metropolitan area, after the Metropolitan areas of Santiago and Concepción. The Greater Valparaíso Area is home to 5 municipalities: Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, Concon, Quilpue, and Villa Alemana. Click on the pictures.

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A view for the senses , that’s what one would see strolling Giralda Plaza in Coral Gables, Florida.  This street turned to pedestrian is the latest creation in this city, attracting thousands of visitors.  Named ” The Umbrella Sky Project,”it is really a fascinating site.  A number of  tourists and local spectators have already invaded Instagram with thousands of pictures in different shapes and formats.

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The Wild Animal Sanctuary, Keenesburg,Co_93E3341

I visited this sanctuary couple of years ago while vacationing in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.  It’s a long ride from the Park to Sanctuary’s location.  But it was worth the long drive.  There are a number of Sanctuaries in many states and even in my home state of Florida.  However, there is something special about this one and the attention and care brought to the rescued animals.  I will not bore you with the details except to say that the animals in this place are well taken care of.  It was an educational experience.  You may Google their site for further information.

The Sanctuary needs help however and my share although insignificant makes a great deal of difference.

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An elevated boardwalk of about one and a half mile from beginning to the end allows spectacular view of the animals and the landscape.

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The Wild Animal Sanctuary, Keenesburg,Co_93E3341

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