Frigtening little chap
These are life-size satues. If they weren't put in place with the proper ceremony the spirt of the person could rest uneasy, and then be taken over by a witch and turned into a bad spirit
Meta was very precious. Somewhat important people were buried with a sliver, something small. Important people were buried with lots. Most people were buried with none.
There were quite a few references to shamans throughout the musuem, and if I am ever reborn in that time I think I would like to be one of them
Scale is hard to tell but this is about the size of two pint glasse son top of each othe. They filled it up with Andean beer, shisha, and having had a mouthful of that stuff in Peru I can tell you that if you emptied this thing on your own you would be horrendified
This shot was to remind me there was an exhibit on the grills, and that I should find out more about them. Alas, I have not yet done that.
If you can read this without hearing a theme tune in your head, you were not a little boy in the 1980s
Musuem of Fine Arts
The main exhibit in the Musuem of Fine Arts
Me on Neruda's balcony
Neruda's house. Eyes hung down from places you were likely to bang your head, whcih was a play on the Spanish word for 'eye' also meaning 'watch out'
Our guide. He was superb - erudite and funny and friendly.
The view from funicular, the train-like device that brings you to the top of Cerro san Cristobal, 869m
VIew back down the rail on whcih the funicular travels
I liked this bike so took a picture of it while passing
Santiago from here to the pollution haze
This chapel was on top of the hill and was very peaceful. I sat for quite a while
Self-portrait in the chapel
Candles on an outdoor stand
A familar face in a strange place
The apartment in Santiago
Smuggled footage of Neruda's house in Valparaiso. This is all taken in the living area and the bar, where you can get a glimpse into the small toilet through the grilled door
View from Neruda's house