Colour, contrast, clines

Valparaíso, Chile

Back in the big city – and this one could very well be my favourite of all time.

Valpara√≠so is a study in contrasts – upon arriving, it seemed gritty and run down. ¬†El Plan, the only section of town that isn’t hilly, clearly bears the signs of decline. ¬†I was even told explicitly to avoid some areas. ¬†But after taking my first of many ascensor¬†(funicular) rides to my hostel in Cerro Alegre, there is a dramatic change in scenery – and the fact alone that I had to take a funicular obviously sticks out. Continue reading