There is a city in Chile that is about a two-hour drive from Santiago called Valparaiso. It’s a great name as there is a city here in Indiana named the some. Valparaiso in Chile is a city built on a number of hills. It’s. port city and until the Panama canal opened up years ago it was one of the busiest ports in South America. It’s also known now as a city of graffiti. Essentially the whole city is a street art gallery that graffiti artists have made a joy to walk through. I have added some images here for you to enjoy. I also have a video of my visit to Valparaiso that is fun to watch. You can find the video The Streets Of Valparaiso HERE
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One morning while shooting in Silo City I went off exploring and found another silo complex that had been overrun with weeds and obviously was a place of some wild parties. Lots of graffiti decorated the complex and I had a good time looking at many angles and shooting the location.
This seems to be the year of finding some great graffiti. Gary proved no different. This was found in the abandoned Methodist Church. This place was huge and incredible to shoot in.. I could have spent a whole day just shooting at this one location. In the sanctuary I saw this graffiti on the wall and decided it worthy of a photo. Shot with the iPhone.
Street are or graffiti is illegal in Chile but you would never know it. One clever city figured if you can’t beat them then join them. So they opened up the city walls to talented street graffiti artists and have ended up with a very cool place to find very cool street art. This image was made on one of those streets. I’ll have more. Shot with a Fuji X-t1.
During my trip to Antarctica I spent a day in Santiago. A group of us decided to hire a guide and small bus and we visited Valparaiso. This is a small seaside town in Chile. In almost all South American cities graffiti is a problem like it was in the cities of the US back in the eighties. To combat this in Valparaiso the city asked artists to create wall art and this kind of art as shown above is everywhere. There are some amazing artworks all over the city. It’s like walking around a museum except you are walking city streets.