This shot was taken in Santiago, at the Cerro San Cristobal that offers sweeping views of this city. Unfortunately, surrounded as it is by mountains, pollution gets trapped in the valley, leading to an almost permanent haze, which means that you can't even see the mountains on the other side!
This sweet old couple was enjoying an afternoon out in the sun and the gentleman asked me something in Spanish. Not knowing the language, I reverted to the ``No espanol'' that I'd been practicing. It tunred out that this gentleman knew Englaish but it was limited to ``Goodbye, and don't you cry'' something that he repeated several times with a huge smile. Its one of my abiding memories of this beautiful city.
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daddo (26078) 2010-05-18 2:18
Hi Hemant. Shocking haze and it will only get worse in time. Funny little story which solves the riddle of the title.Can't really say nice view, but the photo does have character. regards. Klaudio.
Paul57 (2217) 2010-06-12 19:49
Thanks for sharing this picture. I like it even though there is some haze. I was in Santiago on February 27th and wanted to visit Cerro Cristobal but couldn't because of the terrible earthquake. They felt that it was unsafe and that they would have to check for possible dammage.
We were able to see the Andes when we were there and it was an amazing site.
nikkitta (17018) 2010-06-30 20:49
Lovely photo and interesting history, good idea to tell about the people not only about the photo
The haze, When I was in Santiago, a week ago there was plenty of sun and you also can enjoy the view of the Andes walking in Vitacura, for instance