After a long 10 hour flight from Atlanta to Santiago, Chile, we set out to explore the city on foot. We worked our way from our hotel to the famous Santa Lucia, a small hill in the center of the city. Its name comes from the day in which Pedro de Valdivia conquered the hill in 1541. That day celebrates “Santa Lucia”. The hill is adorned with ornate facades, stairways, statues, beautiful urns, iron lamp posts, lots of ice cream stands and fountains. I loved the unique view that Santa Lucia gave with the old side of Santiago set in front of the new modern city.
We stopped for a drink and light lunch and I was able to do a quick sketch in my watercolor journal.
|Little oasis at our hotel|
|The reflection of the green Santa Lucia Hill in the modern high-rise buildings|