Corrugated City

Friday, 24 August 2007

Grafitti again

It's been a while since i found any new stencil grafitti around town, partly because i'm not living there at the moment. Anyway, i found a bit more and also took some photos of some more murals that are to be found around Cerros Concepcion and Alegre.


A stencil of 2 guys getting it on? I'm surprised this hasn't been defiled. Tolerance is not a Chilean strong point. Valpo is a slightly more bohemian place than most of Chile but it's still a macho port city...







I don't know who this is...can anyone enlighten me? Looks like Des Lynam to me...



I really like this one. Click on the photo for a close up and read what's on the girl's t-shirt. I feel the same.



5 comments:

mamacita chilena said...

I find people here in Santiago to be much more tolerant of different sexual preferences than of different races at least...

anyways, fun pictures!

Robert said...

Port city = men on men action. It's an international rule :)

That's Einstein, but I have no idea why he's be Mr. Mesas :/

Matt said...

MC, you're probably right but that's a pretty sad reflection on chilean society isn't it?? They've got a long way to go here in terms of acceptance of anyone even slightly different.

Robert, You're right, that is Einstein...i thought it unlikely that English middle-age housewife fantasy man Des Lynam could have made it to Valpo...!

Port city's do have that reputation...it'd nice to think that Valpo was more tolerant than the rest of Chile, and perhaps Cerros Concepcion and Alegre are due to the more bohemian nature of the place and the foreign influence here...but the rest of the city...i don't know-maybe down by the docks :) !

Clare said...

Chile has been changing radically over the last 10 years around acceptance of sexual diversity... and whereas 7 years ago there were barely LGBT hangouts now even places smaller than Valpo (and valpo) seem to have someplace that is tolerant.

Granted, still a long way to go on both the sexual diversity and the racial fronts here.

Matt said...

clare, that's good to hear. it's true that attitudes are changing in chile but this country is so far behind other places i've lived when it comes to accepting anything out of the ordinary that it seems like we're stuck in the dark ages. i've lived in some pretty gay places-le marais in paris and paddington in sydney for example-and i just can't imagine chile ever being that accepting. And that's the level every society should be aiming to reach -although going to work at 7.30am and taking a crowded bus with a drunk man in a gimp outfit rubbing up against me strained even my levels of tolerance :)

It'd be nice if Chile at least got the the same level as in Argentina (or specifically Buenos Aires) where, from what i saw, gay acceptance is reasonably high. There seems to be a pretty active and out gay scene there. Hell, Argentine men spend so much time in front of the mirror, i thought all argentinos were gay...! Robert's probably more qualified to comment on this.

I'm just wondering whether the Chilean government would set out a red-light district for transvestite hookers, complete with toilets in the park like has happened in BA?