overcast first thing. I thought we´d
left the sunshine in Buenos Aires. We
walked 10 minutes to Starbucks for coffee, then picked up the car and drove
into Valparaiso, where the sun came out and we enjoyed a gorgeous day.
|The UNESCO Heritage designation ensures nothing gets torn down…|
…and well kept government and military buildings sit next to
|It´s like a scene from Oliver Twist|
The busy downtown streets are abuzz during the day.
|One was painted with Jesus on top, the other with Mary. I guess that would offer solace when you pummeled 175 meters down|
|Original 1893 turnstile|
I was 34,290 on the day we took this ride. But how many times has the meter lapsed over the last century and some.
|This funicular, no longer in operation. Thankfully!|
|Facade only. Thanks UNESCO?|
|Concepcion is actually older, 1883, but has been “renewed” over the years. The gradiant is 44.5 degrees over 60m. I wouldn´t walk a hill this steep.|