23 April 2012

opening the week with the Port

port of Valparaíso, Chile. photo by Igor I. Solar

this time I want to start the week remembering the city where I was born and grew up. It's the port of Valparaíso, in the south-american Chile.
Chile is a very long and narrow country on the Pacific ocean, it's geography goes from the high altiplanic, desertic environment in the north to the antarctic, snowy, cold south, with all the grays through the thousands kilometers the country runs towards the southern pole.
in the middle, the port of Valparaíso, which the chileans call simply 'The Port', so people who live there are 'porteños'. they call it 'Pancho' also, due to a similarity the city has with the american San Francisco (Pancho is a spanish nickname for Francisco). (personally, I found it a lot more similar to the port of Haifa, in Israel).
but, I leave you with this nice article I found in the net about the Port. with a video, a bunch of excellent photographies and for sure, in better english. enjoy it!

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