Sunday, November 1, 2009


Valparaiso is a city thrown out onto the hills above the Pacific Ocean. It's a port city with shipping containers by the ocean and houses the colors of shipping containers on the slopes. At the port, there are cranes and cables and in the houses, there are lines of laundry and staircases.

A good thing about staircases in cities: They function as secret folds in city structures by taking you in and then throwing you out into a new and unexpected part of the city.

This artery gives off twigs of indeterminate number.

.Sailors in the second half of the 19th century called Valparaiso "Little San Francisco".

Valparaiso is the home of the first public library in Chile.

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