Cerro Santa Lucia

Reminiscences of our afternoon stroll.

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The Cerro de Santa Lucia as seen from our apartment. A popular park which has beautiful plants and pathways and flights of stairs which lead up to a mirador.

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It hops and catches worms like a blackbird. It is bold like a blackbird. We will call it a Chilean blackbird until informed otherwise.

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The park is full of trees and offers many fine viewpoints, often including the mountains which dominate the town. Charles Darwin was impressed, we are told.

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It is obligatory to get a selfie with the Andes in the background. The mirador was crowded when we were there.

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I really like the way they have used glass in the newer, larger buildings to maximise the effect of the spectacular views by reflecting them in these big structures.

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It is early spring down here. The equivalent of our late February. The cherry blossom is appearing all over the city.

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The larger hill in the city is San Cristóbal. This is the statue Which we refer as the Wireless Christ, somewhat inaccurately as it is actually the Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción.

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There are many lovely Mediterranean plants in the park.

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A quasi-Japanese effect with cherry blossom and snowy mountains….

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….then a touch of Andalucia with the moorish tiles of the benches.

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The mirador.

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Spring flowers, winter snows.

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Two tall chaps. The imaginatively named Gran Torre, the tallest building in South America. Behind it, I think, is Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Andes.

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A happy glass/tree interface.

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Back to the apartment where we see the moon rising over the Andes from our balcony and dine adequately if simply.

1 thought on “Cerro Santa Lucia”

  1. Harry’s brain is clearly less scrambled than mine – a fab account of out trip so far!
    My excuse is that I’m busy activating the Spanish-speaking, or more to point, the Spanish listening skills part of my brain. I’m making myself understood pretty well, but my most used word seems to be ‘despacio’!

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