The Graffiti City 1 Valparaiso, Chile

What a city?  Nicknamed “The Jewel of the Pacific”, Valparaíso was declared a world heritage site based upon its improvised urban design and unique architecture. In 1996, the World Monuments Fund declared Valparaíso’s unusual system of funicular lifts (steeply inclined carriages) one of the world’s 100 most endangered historical treasures. In 1998, grassroots activists convinced the Chilean government and local authorities to apply for UNESCO world heritage status for Valparaíso. Valparaíso was declared a World Heritage Site in 2003. Built upon dozens of steep hillsides overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Valparaíso has a labyrinth of streets and cobblestone alleyways, embodying a rich architectural and cultural legacy. Valparaíso is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  By clicking on the pictures, you may view them individually and in larger sizes.

Street view of the city of Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso is a major city, seaport, and educational center in the commune of Valparaíso, Chile. “Greater Valparaíso” is the second largest metropolitan area in the country. Valparaíso is located about 120 km northwest of Santiago by road and is one of the South Pacific’s most important seaports. Valparaíso is the capital of Chile’s third most populated administrative region and has been the headquarters for the Chilean National Congress since 1990.

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Streets, buildings and more of Buenos Aires

A glance at street life and daily activities in the city  while exploring some of Buenos Aires neighborhoods and fabulous collections of shops, buildings, monuments, statues etc thru its wide and  somewhat congested avenues.

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Estadio Monumental Antonio V. Liberti.  It is the largest stadium in Argentina with a capacity of 62.000 and also home of theArgentina national football team.  It was the main venue in the 1951 Pan American Gamesand in the 1978 FIFA World Cup which hosted the final between Argentina and the Netherlands. Additionally, it hosted four finals of the Copa America, most recently in 2011 for the 2011 Copa America

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This is Buenos Aires, Argentina today

When you arrive in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires, its beauty is apparent with elegant architecture, wide tree-shaded boulevards.

Old and new building constructions in many areas of the city.  This building which occupies its own city block, has recently been renovated to be used as bank offices.  In the past, it was responsible for the distribution of the yerba mate—a traditional, South American bitter tea.

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Huge trees-shaded are spotted in many public parks.

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Modern building constructions all around.

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Nice Old Building with plenty more like this one to make your head spin.  Undoubtedly, BA deserves the label “Paris of South America.”  It has this distinct European flavor.

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The “Centro Cultural Kirchner is cultural center located in Buenos Aires. It is the largest of Latin America and the third or fourth largest in the world.  This building previously served as BA Central Post Office.

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Modern architectures of the city of Buenos Aires.

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