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Santiago Photo Journal, Day 3

Our third day in Santiago began with a stroll around Barrio Lastarria, one of the city’s upscale neighborhoods with several cafes and bars and even an antique market being held on the weekend.

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Museums are free on Sunday, so we took in the Museum of Visual Arts, located in Lastarria.

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Among the exhibits was one inspired by the movie “Titanic.”

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The artist even encouraged taking pictures and sharing them on social media, which she’ll collect and use in an upcoming work of art.

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For lunch we bought empenadas from a local shop.

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This is a “pino” empanada with a seasoned mixture of ground beef, onions, raisins, black olives and hard boiled eggs.

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After lunch we made our way up Cerro Santa Lucía, a hill located in the center of Santiago. It has many ornate fountains, stairways and gardens.

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The Alameda entrance is decorated in a bright yellow.

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Then we’d walk our way up to the top, which is 69 meters higher than the surrounding area.

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The fountain in Patio Circular…

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Between 1816 and 1820, two forts were built on each side of the hill. You can see the contrast between old in the foreground and new in the background as the city has been build up around the hill.

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We made our way to the lookout at the summit.

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Then it was time to make our way back down.

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Several streets are closed for bikers on Sundays in Santiago.

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We visited the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts.

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Next up was a visit to Parque Forestal.

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On Sundays the park is transformed into a flea market of sorts with hundreds of people selling second-hand clothing, food and other trinkets.

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A public work of art in the park…

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We ate at a traditional Chilean restaurant for dinner. Amanda had pastel de choclo, a corn pie made of mashed corn, ground beef, onions, egg, chicken, black olives and raisins.

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I had porotos con plateada, which is beans with mashed corn, pumpkin, basil, red pepper and beef.

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Cheers.

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