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Had amazing tour with two Profs. who know the place backwards : Jose de Nordenflycht Concha and his mate: Jose Llano Loyola
City is joined to another called Vina del Mar : modern resort, so together maybe population of Gold Coast (600,000) with FIVE OR SIX ARCHITECTURE SCHOOLS !!!
Anyway, Valparaiso itself is amazing ramshackle combination of inventiveness, cheek-by-jowl stuff, clinging onto hillsides beyond even Hollywood Hills degree of ingenuity – and some surprises.

2. One of the 4 ‘cliff lifts’ (out of 16) that still functions. Crazy lift car

3. At the top a kiosk owner

4. WHO, HAVING NOTICED HE’S BEING PHOTOGRAPHED , POSITIONS HIS DOG SO AS TO LOOK AS IF THE DOG IS RUNNING THE KIOSK !

The more modern stuff got in on the act, the most amazing is this winding road between social housing(green stripes) done in the 1940s and just next to it a bit of housing from the 1960s with fearless constructivist ramp/bridge access(red,pink,purple) and at the other end of town some syline-y social housing…

Couldn’t resist sending more funky stuff ….of which there is more, more, more.
What a weird place, but my lecture has to acknowledge some affinities ? No?

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