Segunda semana en Santiago

(For a look at our first week in Santiago, click here. /// Pour voir notre première semaine à Santiago, cliquez ici.)

After a week in Santiago, our good friend Andrea joined us! We rented an apartment right in the center and that first afternoon we climbed the nearby hill and garden, Cerro Santa Lucia.

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Après notre première semaine à Santiago notre amie Andrea nous a rejoint pour quelques jours. Nous avons loué un appartement en plein centre et l’après-midi de son arrivée nous sommes partis à l’assaut de la colline verte avoisinante, le Cerro Santa Lucia.

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2268 Santiago Chile Cerro Santa LuciaWe are so artsy /// Mimétisme

2269 Santiago Chile HeladeriaThey don’t claim to have the best ice cream, but they are among the top 25 in the world. /// Ils n’ont pas la prétention d’avoir les meilleures glaces, mais ils sont parmis le top 25 mondial.

2270 Santiago Chile rooftop sunsetFirst night rooftop sunset. /// Coucher de soleil pour notre première soirée à l’appartement.

2270b Santiago Chile rooftop sunset

2271 Santiago Chile street art

2272 Santiago Chile chasconaTaking a rest in front of the Chascona (messy hair), Pablo Neruda’s Santiago home. /// Une courte pause devant la “Chascona” (femme aux cheveux en bataille), la demeure de Santiago de Pablo Neruda.

2273 Santiago Chile chascona street

2274 Santiago Chile street art

2275 Santiago Chile parque de las esculturasAt 300 meters tall, the Gran Torre Santiago is the tallest building in all of Latin America. There is a shopping center below it and an observation deck on the 62nd floor, but the building itself remains almost completely empty. /// La Gran Torre Santiago, du haut de ses 300 mètres, est le plus haut gratte-ciel d’Amérique Latine. Il y a un centre commercial en dessous et un observatoire au 62ème étage, mais entre les deux le bâtiment lui-même est presque entièrement vide.

2276 Santiago Chile parque de las esculturasSculpture Garden fun /// Jardin de sculptures

2277 Santiago Chile parque de las esculturasLaughing at dirty jokes /// Fou rire de blague salace

2278 Santiago Chile exerciseWe had a great time on the public exercise equipment scattered around in parks all across the city. I did a full set of fifteen reps three times on the apparatus to the upper right as suggested on the equipment instructions, and was sore for days after. The one to the bottom right was to “articulate your shoulders.” We never quite understood that one. /// Nous nous sommes bien amusés avec les machines de musculation publiques disséminées dans tous les parcs de la ville. Anne a fait ses 3 séries de 15 tractions sur la machine en haut à droite, comme le suggéraient les instructions, et a été courbaturée les quelques jours suivants. Celui en bas à droite était supposé “travailler l’articulation des épaules”. Nous n’avons jamais vraiment compris celui-là.

2279 Santiago Chile bandera bicentenarioLa Moneda

2280 Santiago Chile palacio moneda museoCentro Cultural Palacio de La Moneda, a museum just under the plaza of the Moneda. /// Centro Cultural Palacio de La Moneda, un musée caché juste en dessous de la grande place de La Moneda.

DCIM109GOPROFaces of Chile exhibit /// Exposition photographique “Visages du Chili”

2282 Santiago Chile museo de la memoria

DCIM109GOPROThe Museum of the Memoria, a museum that delves into the life of Chileans during the 18-year dictatorship, was closed exactly the week Andrea was in town. /// Le Museo de la Memoria, un musée consacré à la vie des Chiliens durant les 18 années de la dictature. Fermé pour une semaine, juste durant la visite d’Andrea.

DCIM110GOPROSo instead we headed to the nearby Natural Sciences Museum. Here a whale. /// Du coup, nous nous sommes retrouvés au Musée de Sciences Naturelles voisin. Ici, une baleine.

2285 Santiago Chile street art

2286 Santiago Chile street exerciseCan’t pass up an opportunity for public exercise! /// Impossible de résister à la tentation de quelques exercices en public !

2287 Santiago Chile street art

2288 Santiago Chile street

DCIM110GOPROPalacio Pereira. Located in the heart of Santiago, this neoclassic-style building was severely damaged during the earthquake of 1985. The government recently bought these ruins for a restoration project. /// Palacio Pereira, en plein centre de Santiago, ce bâtiment de style néo-classique est en ruine depuis le tremblement de terre de 1985. Il a été racheté depuis peu par le gouvernement dans le cadre d’un projet de restauration.

DCIM110GOPROPost Office /// Bureau de Poste

2291 Santiago Chile mittralPiscos and a Jim Beam Ghost Sour in anticipation of amazing food at Quitral. /// Piscos et Jim Beam Ghost Sour en attendant notre délicieux dîner au Quitral.

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  1. Julien and Anne,

    So glad to see your happiness along with Andrea. Loved the beautiful sunsets… we saw one today in Guate, but not such colors as these pictures. The houses seemed similar to those here in Guatemala.

    Too sad to see the La Gran Torre Santiago which is, as you said, the tallest building in all of Latin America to be empty… so many dreams of the builders and workers whose labor was intense, that the building is not being occupied. Hopefully something will change… sooner the better.

    I am sure you were able to eat as many kinds of ice cream bars as you wanted…

    Carmen really liked the public exercise machines… in a way I did too because electricity or any other power is not used… only the will of the person using them… I would have thought there would be people waiting their turn…

    Good night my sweets.

    Lovingly,

    MOM

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