Corrugated City

Friday 7 November 2008

More Old Photos of Valparaiso

You probably won't believe me, but I've actually been incredibly busy for the last week or so. This is new for me as I'm a work-shy layabout normally but when it comes down to it I guess I can work as hard as anyone. One day I hope to get paid.

Anyway, this is why I've not blogged for a while and also why this post is going to be nothing more interesting than a few more olde photos of Valparaiso. I hope to be back with something interesting to say at some point in the near future. Please don't hold your breath.

Plaza Sotomayor looking up towards Cerro Alegre

Looking up Calle Templeman and down Urriola, Cerro Alegre (photo taken from a house on Cerro Concepcion).

The intersection of Calles Prat and Cochrane used to look like this:

And now it looks like this:

Paseo Atkinson before the tosspots in the council allowed that hideous pink monstrosity (amongst others) to be built directly in front of it, obscuring the view and ruining the city back in the 60s.


Anonymous said...

Hola !
Estas fotos realmente me tocan el corazon y la mente. no conosco ni Vaparaiso y tanpoco chile. Pero esas fotos viejas estan muy bonitas? Estuve viviendo y trabajando todo el año 1993 en Guayaquil, Ecuador, y he recuperado unas fotos bonitas del Guayaquil de los años 1930 y picos. Asi que, como tengo amigos chilenos aqui en Burdeos, voy a mandar esas fotos viejas de Vaparaiso. Que le pases bien, hombre!

Matt said...

Hola, muchas gracias por tu comentario. Me alegro que te hayan gustado las fotos.

Yo estuve en Guayaquil una me acuerdo de nada lindo alli...quiza en 1930, si!

Ya agregue una etiqueta a todos los posts con fotos antiguas de Valpo asi que ahora es mas facil buscarlas en el blog. Solo hay que hacer click en la etiqueta "Fotos Antiguas".