Photographer's Note

Valparaiso, Chile is a city built upon a series of steep hills overlooking a harbor. Many of these hills are so steep that simple roads would be impossible; in those spots, Valparaiso instead has a series of ascensors, or funicular railways, to ferry pedestrians from harborside inland. This one, the southernmost, is called the Artilleria, as it leads up to a high point next to the water which had been used as a defensive position, and is where Valparaiso's Naval Museum is located. The house perched on a cliff overlooking the railcar is the aptly named Blue House, one of the most photographed structures in the city due primarily to its location.

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Additional Photos by Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511)
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