Valparaiso, Chile is known as the cultural capital of the country. We only had a few days to explore, which only gave us a quick introduction to the charming and chaotic port city. The first thing you notice when walking around is that nearly every wall is covered in a vibrant mural.
The sheer volume of street art is staggering. It seems like every house has a resident artist. As a result, the range of styles reflects a wide cross-section of talent and every corner promises a new surprise. I went out for several walks just to see what I could find and constantly ran into other people doing the exact same thing. They say New York is the most photographed city in the world. I would not be surprised if Valparaiso is the most photographed city in Chile. Nor would I be surprised if the locals looked at me and everyone else with the same disdain I had for tourists who stop in the middle of NYC sidewalks to take a photo of the amazing surroundings I took for granted.
I had a hard time narrowing down my favorites, so I decided to break it down by theme. Here are my favorite Faces. Strong WiFi willing, I’ll soon be posting Places.
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