The graffiti in Valparaiso covers many subjects (and many buildings!).
Saturday, 15 October 2016
Friday, 14 October 2016
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Wednesday, 27 April 2016
This was a huge, stunning, piece of graffiti depicting the anguish of a woman in labour.
It was only visible from a flight of steps behind a building. We had to peer over a fence to get these pictures.
Friday, 8 April 2016
It has been a dull week in Timperley. We’ve woken to wet surfaces and rain every morning until today.
I should perhaps have taken some photos last night when 17 ex UMIST folk congregated for a meal at the Midland Hotel in Marple Bridge, but I was too busy chatting. Most of us were fairly local but we rarely meet up these days. Ken had travelled from Ottawa and Gary had just landed from Hawaii, having spent most of this year in New Zealand.
I mentioned both Pat’s books and my books to a few people. It’s strange (to me) that people seem quite happy to spend £5 on a cheesecake that will last them 5 minutes, but not on a book that would provide several hours of enjoyment.
Enjoy the graffiti.
Wednesday, 6 April 2016
Thursday, 31 March 2016
Saturday, 19 March 2016
Thursday, 10 March 2016
Friday, 4 March 2016
“Ahoy there. What’s that white stuff up in the Northern Quarter?”
“Surely not snow in Timperley?”
“And where’s this place?” “….we used to have one in Valparaiso, but an earthquake got it.”
Thursday, 3 March 2016
We are now back in Timperley after another uneventful journey from Ottawa overnight on Monday.
Thanks go to Ken and Helen for
putting us up putting up with us in their basement for two and a half weeks.
The picture above takes us back to early November, in Buenos Aires at the start of our South American trip. This huge mural on a building that was near our America Del Sur Hostel was a very convenient landmark whenever we became a little disorientated.
Tuesday, 9 February 2016
Thursday, 4 February 2016
As previously recorded, whilst in Valparaiso we took advantage of a ‘Tours4Tips’ (T4T) guided walk. Priscilla and two assistants took a group of nearly twenty of us on a three hour tour of the city centre. Here, Priscilla gives us a brief talk about the graffiti. Different artists have different styles and I think she named the person who created this image on an otherwise rather tired looking building.
Note the T4T ‘Where’s Wally?’ uniform – the guides were very distinctive. T4T runs a number of different tours, including one of the nearby wine region. We would have liked more time in Valparaiso, to take advantage of such tours and other attractions that we didn’t have time to visit.
Thursday, 28 January 2016
This is a detail from the mishmash of graffiti on a house (below) very close to our hostal.
Here’s another photo taken from the same spot, looking up the steep road. Our hostel is a distant building on the left.
Tuesday, 19 January 2016
Thursday, 14 January 2016
Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Tuesday, 12 January 2016
Monday, 11 January 2016
Here’s another image courtesy of a Valparaiso street artist. I’ll be posting more of these in the same vein, often with no description. I’ll try, as in this case (not very successful in this instance), to provide a second image in an effort to show the graffiti in the context of its background/building.
Saturday, 9 January 2016
Thanks for the encouragement, Conrad. Here’s another piece of graffiti from the same shed wall. The two images are shown in context below, on what is a typical artists’ ‘canvas’ in Valparaiso.
I’ve also started an online album – here, as the images, especially the first one (Sue’s more vibrant version is included), are better viewed at higher resolution on a full screen. You can of course also click on them here to enlarge.
The cables above the beautifully cobbled street are for the trolley buses that operate on a fixed circular route around the town. I’ll show you some later if you like.