Outside Neruda´s Window in Valparaíso
El océano Pacifico se salía del mapa!
No había dónde ponerlo. Era tan grande,
desordenado y azul que no cabía en ninguna parte.
Por eso lo dejaron frente a mí ventana.
Pablo Neruda. La Sebastiana, Valparaíso, Chile
The Pacific ocean left the map!
They didn´t know where to put it. It was that large,
disorderly and blue that it wouldn´t stay in any part.
Therefore they left it outside my window.
Or something similar to that effect
On Cerro Alegre, Valparaíso
We spent the weekend in Valparaíso - M, another place I am sure you would love: a disorderly, dishevelled port town (a robbing for free was included, unfortunately). With old rickety lifts going up the hillside - there was a bit gentrification going on there, alongside some proper social struggles over their public spaces, graffiti and fantastic views of houses, electricity cables and beyond all: the Pacific in all its disorderly beauty.
Next: Ruta 5 Al Norte (aka The Panamericana).
Postcard 1 also doubles up as postcard for M. :)
The Harbour, Valparaíso