Rather than take the funicular back down the hill, Ursula and I decided to walk back toward the town center. This gave us more color to experience and photograph.
Had we taken the funicular back we would have missed a really fascinating tribute to one of the great Post-Impressionists (and one of my all-time favorite artists).
And despite the graffiti, I simply adored the colorful neighborhoods up here on the hill.
Once we made it back into the main portion of the city we stopped at a café for some refreshments and to rest our feet.
We also discovered upon our return that major fires had broken out on the road from Santiago — the same road we took earlier that morning — and in the hills just north of Valparaíso. The smoke from this particular fire looked almost as if it were spewing from one of Chile’s many active volcanoes.
Don’t think that all the photo-worthy views are in the hills above Valparaíso. Many of the buildings down below also have something to offer.
Even the railroad tracks and the light rail can be fun as well as interesting.