01 September 2006

A doorway to the sky...

This is the doorway of the Victoria Tower, in San Cristobal Hill. It was constructed in 1925 during President Arturo Alessandri's government and was inaugurated altogether with the Metropolitan Zoo. It housed an observatory for many years and now it serves as a souvenir shop. And, of course, you can enjoy a spectacular view from the top of the tower.

4 Comments:

Blogger Ame said...

Wow, beautiful stonework! And have you been to the top to see the view? How long have you been in Chile? Thanks for stoppin' by! (=

9/02/2006 12:47 AM  
Blogger Meg Nakagawa said...

Huge rocks to construct the tower, too. Impressive.

9/02/2006 4:57 AM  
Blogger mademoiselle P said...

nunca he ido ahí!! pfff... tengo tanto aun por conocer de santiago y eso que me jacto de haber recorrido muchos maravillosas joyitas de esas que la escuela de arquitectura no más muestra. Et oui, je suis chilienne et j'aime le français, de plus je suis surprise que tu maîtrises l'anglais et le français, toutes mes félicitations, tu sais, ça sort de l'ordinaire de parler au moins 3 langues :)

9/02/2006 4:06 PM  
Blogger Edulabbe said...

Ame: Yes, maybe tomorrow I'll post a picture from the top. And I've been living in Chile for 28 years now... Since I was born... I'm chilean, LOL.

9/02/2006 6:25 PM  

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