The Murals of Valparaiso, Chile

I briefly mentioned the murals that adorn several of the buildings in the UNESCO World Heritage district of Valparaiso in a previous blog. But this time I’d like to focus on the Graffiti and Murals themselves.

Admittedly, much of the graffiti in this remarkably colourful town is the scrawling tags and obscenities you sadly see all around the world.

DSC_0006But the hills of Valparaiso also have more that their fair share of actual street art. The buildings of the historic centre provide a unique canvas for many a humorous gem, and a few true works of art. Here are some of the highlights:

A mixture of art and scrawl - but the little boy sliding down the ramp doesn't seem to mind

A mixture of art and scrawl – but the little boy sliding down the ramp doesn’t seem to mind

Some of the murals tell a story

Some of the murals tell a story

Others are just a bit of fun This one says "Do something good today"

Others are just a bit of fun
This one says “Do something good today”

This one has a light airy feel

This one has a light, airy feel

This one seems a bit more serious

This one seems a bit more serious

"Use the bicycle!"

“Use the bicycle!”

A bit of a mess!

A bit of a mess!

Stylised

Stylised

Simple but fun

Simple but fun

Grandma

Grandma

A local restaurant getting in on the act

A local restaurant getting in on the act

A new mural in the making

A new mural in the making

Thanks to Antonio and John of AFIServices for being our guides and showing us around this amazing city. I can’t believe I’m lucky enough to be returning next February!

And my personal favourite - Street art becoming...

And our personal favourite – Street art becoming…

... Street art!

… Street art!

This post was inspired by Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week, Graffiti & Murals, Ailsa’s Where’s My Backpack? challenge of Paint, and Krista’s (The Daily Post) theme of, Happy Place.

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16 Responses to The Murals of Valparaiso, Chile

  1. vkrivas says:

    So beautiful!

  2. Shannon Hart says:

    Wow, they sure do like murals there, don’t they? Cool stuff!

  3. Cee Neuner says:

    These murals all have great color….. wonderful post and so happy too!! 😀

  4. Hello, Maybe you’ll like to join my challenge : the SL-WEEK
    http://www.sylvain-landry.com/category/sl-week

    This space contains every week every Monday in fact a specific theme or anyone can come and drop a link to its site to meet the challenge of the week … You have one month to file your pictures which you are the author course. The months surfers can vote for the best contribution and for a month … A little challenge as a competition where the key is to participate of course … So join us in the SL-Week!

  5. badfish says:

    Chileans must be children at heart…coloring on all the walls

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