This is a part of Valparaiso, the city that boasts a labyrinth of streets and cobblestone alleyways. There are interesting buildings, houses and small restaurants but also graffiti and beautiful murals that make it worth for a visit here.
The locals adviced us be careful with cameras and jewellery due the risk of muggings, but we did not have any problems at all. Just common sense and you will most likely have a troublefree stay:)
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PaulVDV (20699) 2014-03-06 11:59
It seems like little urban planning came along in the development of this district.
Nevertheless, this part of Valparaiso looks particularly attractive. The difference in level on which the houses are built, and mainly the many different colours of the houses are the reason for this.
It's certainly tempting for a visitor of Valparaiso to wander around on these streets. But security remains a critical issue.
Best regards, Paul
saxo042 (36918) 2014-03-06 12:09
En tilltalande vy över staden här. Bilden påminner starkt om någon kubistisk målning, ett virrvarr av små färgfläckar som på något vis flyter ihop och skapar ett mönster. Jag lär nog aldrig komma hit själv, jag får nöja mig med att njuta av din bild.
danos (83529) 2014-03-06 12:35
nice the view as the presentation of this section of Valparaiso with the houses to are one so close to the other,reaching the top of the hill.I like the variety of the colours,the light management with the tight frame,to bring out the details of them.
Fis2 (82320) 2014-03-06 13:15
A very curious view.
I like frame and colors.
rychem (19971) 2014-03-06 22:03
A sea of houses and roofs, nice wide panorama of this city, it must be a tangle of streets with many interesting places and corners
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-03-06 22:57
a picturesque view with spectacular composition and beautiful architectural details, the POV is superb,
emka (73729) 2014-03-06 23:48
Hello Boa, And finally the wide panorama of the Valparaiso. Incredible view.
Many people in Chile told me not to show the camera . But with no ready camera why I should go?? I didn't care and we had no problems.
When I was there, the was quite bit fire a bit earlier, so I saw the churred rubbles in the center, also a hostel in Punta Arenas where I wanted to stay burnt with ten victims (The fire was precisely in the night I wanted to stay but I changed reservation a bit earlier), and I SAW a fire also in Valparaiso. After that I was very nervous in any wooden house.
Best regards MAlgo
abmdsudi (40116) 2014-03-07 0:44
Excellent viewpoint as the light is picking out the compact cluster of dwelling on the slope with some nice eye catching colors. A characterful place surely which make it very interesting to explore and I think green, possibly their traditional colour, carries more weight influencing viewers' mind in this shot. Good depiction with extensive detail to enjoy, Congrats, tfs
holmertz (37589) 2014-03-07 2:30
Det här ser ju ganska ruffigt ut, och på de allra flesta bilder jag sett från Valparaiso har stan faktiskt verkat rätt sliten och sjaskig, men jag antar att det finns "finare" områden också. Fast sett på lite avstånd är väl det här färggranna gyttret det allra finaste. En spännande stad verkar det i alla fall vara, och du har fångat den med fantastiskt fina färger och ljus.
cornejo (28471) 2014-03-07 4:17
Hi Boa, very good view of this interesting city, very well captured with a great POV with good photography. Interesting picture with depth, good sharpness, nice light, color and quality. An interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
dekanski (2522) 2014-03-07 14:38
Panorama (with your text), simply call for a visit!
siudzi (32639) 2014-03-07 23:18
Like this view on the colorful city with so many interesting elements and details in the presentation. You found a great POV to take it. I really like it due to the unique visual effect. TFS.
Have a nice weekend!
Graal (95561) 2014-03-08 2:53
nice panoramic presentation of Valparaiso. Amazing colorful wooden houses. The fire in such a place can be terrible. Superb quality of photo.
Have a nice WE.
jemaflor (81264) 2014-03-08 9:09
Good pov on the town with interesting efect with all these different colors, light is superb, well captured, tfs.
Silvio1953 (116763) 2014-03-08 10:27
Ciao Boa, great view of fantastic city, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Gigidusud (13593) 2014-03-08 13:28
Fantastic view on the city with typical colorful houses. Excellent light management, well done!
Have a nice Week-end.
jhm (135732) 2014-03-09 5:13
Congratulations to these 200th picture on TE, with these lovely city of Valparaiso as subject.
I my habitat area find I this not, alone small villages or bigger cities.
Lovely panorama view about these area.
Wonderful sharp and clear taken.
Very welll done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
npecanhuk (61518) 2014-03-09 14:18
I was in Valparaiso back in 2005! I went there by bus, from Santiago, early in the morning, and went back in the late afternoon! No problems at all! Of course, as a brazilian, I'm used to being careful and avoiding places that are unsafe!
Once I went to Italy and I've read many things about troubles I could face, specially down south! Again, for a brazilian, that was a piece of cake!
Your picture shows the city outside the common tourist places and I like that!
TFS - congrats,
batalay (34795) 2014-03-09 17:12
I remember the high density of legally and illegally built residences in this hilly city. The admonishment by locals about being careful of muggers, unhappily, extends to much better cities as well. Riding on a subway late in the evening in New York, I was evidently brandishing my Nikon N90, when another passenger approached me and with apparent frustration at my naivety warned me, "Put that camera away!"
ChrisJ (94828) 2014-03-11 5:21
Apart from the absence of mosques this looks amazingly similar to some of the cities I've seen in Turkey. Good color and sharpness with effective tight framing. The patch of blue sky was a good inclusion and the effective tight framing and wide angled panoramic crop work well. Tfs!
Cricri (101805) 2014-03-12 7:04
Magnifique vue sur la cité aux façades colorées, bon POV, très belle lumière
macjake (52830) 2014-03-12 11:07
Here she is alright!
I remember this view very well.
lots of houses stacked ontop of each other, some in good condition, many in not-so good condition.
very vibrant colors they use too, that also adds to the charm.
glad to hear you made it out safe haha
looking forward to seeing more.
eldancer1 (25562) 2014-03-14 10:26
It may not look like a great neighborhood but I'm sure the view from there is awesome! Nicely captured with good pov and nice details. Well done, tfs.
dta (63424) 2014-03-14 10:41
Hello boa ,
Despite of the fact that many of these buildings are very humble , this quarter of Valparaiso has a lot of charm , especially for the little coloured houses .
Sonata11 (33175) 2014-03-14 21:08
Wow!!! awesome. Just beautiful and wonderfully executed. I like the colors, sharpness and fantastic clarity. Tfs your beautiful work. Best regards and have a great WE, Barbara
pierrefonds (55210) 2014-03-18 10:14
The distance between tbe bottom and the top of the hill is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details, the colours of the houses and of the buildings. The good luminosity is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.
COSTANTINO (51850) 2014-03-18 14:01
lovely capture with hunderd of houses colors
and roofs a different world indeed
its a real sea of houses and roofs
its true nice view to this city
nice pov too
have a nice nbew day
Didi (55145) 2014-03-20 9:45
Interesting dominant view on this part of the city
Of course We have also some similar problems in France in gig town like Paris, Lyon and Marseille
Well done for your subject
josepmarin (57571) 2014-03-27 4:50
first, I want to notice this is your 200th photo published here. Congratulations!
You have chosen a good visual angle for to see the urban architectural chaos of the city, climbing through the hills, and with which we can enjoy all the strong graphical and chromatic effect of the houses.
A beautiful and interesting work.
adores (34730) 2014-04-02 14:52
Great view over the city! The houses seem small and so colourful. I believe it must be a fantastic experience to discover the streets, there is probably a lot to be discovered there.
Good to know you had no problems!
omid266 (3466) 2014-04-04 20:55
Thanks for sharing your works here , very nice capture , very well done and Good Luck ,
** Have a nice and memorable trip to Iran ***
Good News , Cheerio
fritzi007 (3058) 2014-04-21 0:05
je weiter Länder entfernt sind, umso interessanter werden sie. Dort sieht es nach dem großen Unglück jetzt anders aus, oder?
Wünsch dir Frohe Ostern
ikeharel (52945) 2014-08-28 7:34
Good evening Boa,
Reading the note made me smile - because you don't look as one that would have problems strolling around the pavelas... but one can never know.
Fine clear view of the poor neighbourhood, some new houses seem to "popp" within.
Favorable daylight well collected.
- Copyright: Boa Kristiansson (boa) (5783)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-02-01
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikon AF-S 24-70 / 2,8 G ED
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-06 11:16