03 January 2010

The Art of Valparaiso

Walking is our favorite way to experience a city. But a quick ramble through Valparaiso's twisted, hilly streets and you'll appreciate what sets this town apart from any other that we have visited. Glass and ceramic murals adorn sidewalks, entry ways and windows. Walls are blank canvases for local artists. Telephone poles and benches are transformed into public displays. Not only is the art everywhere, but it's also really good. It beautifies the city without seeming contrived.

In the spirit of Valparaiso, I've taken a number of photos to illustrate the abundance of art. This is just a smattering of what we saw, but I am certain that you get the idea. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. What a great job of depicting the art of Valparaiso. I was there and didn't see a lot of the pictures you posted. What a change in the weather, it was -24 F this morning in Hastings and a lot colder up north. I think thats a swing of about 115 degrees from Christmas day.
    Thanks so much for showing us such a good time.