Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018
Showing posts with label South America. Show all posts
Showing posts with label South America. Show all posts

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Wednesday 19 October 2016 – A Slide Show for SWOG

Our latest offering – 8pm tonight at Hazel Grove Civic Centre – is advertised as:

Puerto Montt to Santiago - More Chilean Mountains Lakes, waterfalls, snow-capped and active volcanoes, and a sprinkling of flowers and graffiti: Come and hear about the Chilean Lake District, the Central Cordillera and colourful Valparaiso.

All are welcome, and here’s a taster:

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Enjoy!

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Graffiti from the Southern Half (21)

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The graffiti in Valparaiso covers many subjects (and many buildings!).

Friday, 14 October 2016

Graffiti from the Southern Half (20)

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Currently ‘resting up’, so it’s back to some more of the excellent graffiti in Valparaiso.

I’ve heard that there is some in sunny Salford, so I’ll get down there soon.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Graffiti from the Southern Half (19)

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All quiet in Timperley today, but we are reminded of our South American trip as we are due to give another presentation to SWOG on 19 October.

It won’t all be graffiti, I promise!

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Graffiti from the Southern Half (18)

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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.

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Friday, 8 April 2016

Graffiti from the Southern Half (17)

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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.

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Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Graffiti from the Southern Half (15)

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Here’s another image from Valparaiso, shown in context below.

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The current graffiti album/slideshow is here.

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Graffiti from the Southern Half (14)

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These are close ups from one of Sue’s photos.

Here’s the context picture – a garden wall:

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Click here for the album of graffiti from the Southern Half to date.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Graffiti from the Southern Half (13)

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On an overcast afternoon in Manchester it’s nice to be able to cast my mind back to 14 December last year, and this suburban garden wall in Valparaiso. Judging by the image, it must sometimes rain in Chile!

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Friday, 4 March 2016

Graffiti from the Southern Half (12)

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“Ahoy there. What’s that white stuff up in the Northern Quarter?”

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“Surely not snow in Timperley?”

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“And where’s this place?” “….we used to have one in Valparaiso, but an earthquake got it.”

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Thursday, 3 March 2016

Graffiti from the Southern Half (11)

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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

Graffiti from the Southern Half (10)

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Here’s an old piece – you can see how the paint has worn, but there’s very little graffiti as we know it on this graffiti as the people of Valparaiso know it.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Graffiti from the Southern Half (9)

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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.

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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

Graffiti from the Southern Half (8)

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This is a detail from the mishmash of graffiti on a house (below) very close to our hostal.

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Here’s another photo taken from the same spot, looking up the steep road. Our hostel is a distant building on the left.

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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Graffiti from the Southern Half (7)

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This house might look rather tatty without the graffiti…

I’ve not attempted to photoshop the deep shadow cast by a telegraph pole in the bright sunshine.

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Thursday, 14 January 2016

Graffiti from the Southern Half (6)

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See below (click to enlarge) for these two images to be viewed in context. So far as I can tell, although they are huge they can only be seen clearly from this high point above Valparaiso’s docks.

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Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Graffiti from the Southern Half (4)

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On the wall of a house. I’m sure it must have a deep meaning to somebody!

Monday, 11 January 2016

Graffiti from the Southern Half (3)

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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.

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