I’ve spoken about Valparaíso in Chile a few times before. I’ve expressed my love for the city and shown you street art and more street art! Valparíso is the kind of city that you want to keep going back to, the kind of city that you never tire of and of course, the kind of city that you keep recommending and talking about to others.
This week, Carlos and I spent two days in the city as a little break before everyone arrives for our wedding (a pre-wedding moon?!) It was my fifth time of visiting the city, and my first time back in over four years and it was everything I remembered. The really great thing about visiting a city that is covered in street art is that it is constantly changing; I spotted so many new murals, so many steps that had been painted a new colour and so many extra details. Despite this, some of the murals were still the same from my first visit five and a half years ago, but I noticed how some of the paint had flaked away, how the colours were slightly less vibrant. All of this from old to new makes the perfect day for wandering the city, which feels more like an outdoor gallery.
Here are the new pieces of art I spotted, of course, not all of them may be new but they were new to me! And, it’s not all about paint! These colourful decorations are actually plastic cups on strings:And these? Well, they are plastic bags tied to railings but they looked great from a far! And tiles too, because what is not to love about brightly coloured tiles?!
One of the many great things about Valparaíso are the hills! They give you calf ache the following day, but at the very top you are rewarded with spectacular views, even when you visit on a very cloudy day, like we did.Which city do you keep returning to & what do you think of Valparaíso?!
I hope you are having a great weekend!!