Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Resting on an inland plain, with the Andes glimmering in the distance, Santiago, the capital of Chile, is the 5th largest city in South America. It was founded in 1541 and destroyed six months later. But soon the Spanish returned and build it up again. Today it is one of the most modern cities on the continent, home to 5 million inhabitants, over a third of all Chileans.
These photographs show the charm of Old Santiago and the combination of old and modern in the architecture of downtown Santiago.