25 September 2006

An old museum

In Quinta Normal Park you can find one of the oldest museums in America (and I mean the continent), the National Museum of Natural History. This neoclassic building was created by the French architect Paul Lathoud in 1875 for the first Chilean International Exhibition (1875-1876). Just in front of the museum you can see a few Chilean Palms, one of the natives trees of Chile, which I showed you here.


Blogger Irredento Urbanita said...

Hi Edu:

Those small ships are called "caballos de totora" (totora horses). I have a previous post of them in this link:

It was my first post.
These boats are being used for several centuries, I guess that about six centuries ago.

Greetings from Perú

9/25/2006 10:40 PM  
Anonymous pilar said...


My english is horrible, but i hope you understand me... just a little!!! it's a big sorprise find a blog of Chile (my country) write by a american man!! what are you doing in Chile???? do you speak spanish.. excuse me, do you speak "chileno"??? Well, you have a beutiful pictures, thanks for that... i'm chilean, but now i'm living in Spain, and sometimes i miss these places so much!!!! Thanks for this blog, i'll try to read everyday!!! Bye!!!

9/25/2006 10:59 PM  
Blogger Edulabbe said...

Irredento: Thanks for your explanation on the "caballos de totora". Muy interesante y no los conocía.

Pilar: No reconoces a un compatriota?! Soy chileno!!! But I write in english for other people to learn about Santiago and the Chilean culture.
Gracias por tus comentarios y que bueno recibir visitas de chilenos!
P.D.: Se aceptan solicitudes de fotos.
Saludos y ¡Viva Chile!

9/25/2006 11:22 PM  
Blogger SEBASTIAN D.Q. said...

The National Museum of Natural History, have one of the most beautiful buildings of this country, inside the museum, you can see a lot of interestrings things, is a nice place for to know about the nature and cience.

greetings from santiago

Sebastian DQ.

ps: you took all those photos?

9/26/2006 1:47 AM  
Anonymous pilar said...


Que sorpresa!!! he descubierto por casualidad esto del dailyphotos y me parece una muy muy buena idea, viviendo fuera de Chile los lugares de allí, que pones en tus fotos, se ven mucho más lindos!!! ya se, todo se idealiza a la distancia no? jajaja... bueno, por sugerencia de fotos...uffff un montón, en santiago hay rincones preciosos, calles de bellavista, la chascona, plaza camilo mori, parque de las esculturas, calles paris y londres, calle nueva york, barrio lastarria, los domínicos, el mitico santa lucía, el mercado central.... bueno, si eres chileno ya lo sabrás no??!!! Espero las siguientes fotos, y felicitaciones de nuevo.
Saludos desde Barcelona!!!

9/26/2006 2:00 AM  
Blogger Olivier said...

beau batiment avec une superbe statue (ah les architectes français...) je viens de voir ton post sur les palmiers chiliens, ce sont des arbres magnifiques

9/26/2006 2:56 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

The sky in this image is incredibly blue. Is that because of the altitude?
Thanks for visiting my blog. I fixed my Shrooms photo blog so visitors can leave comments. I forgot to do that when I created it.

9/26/2006 10:11 AM  
Blogger Edulabbe said...

Sebastian d.q.: Yes, I take the pictures in SDP myself. I'm trying to improve my technique though...

Birdwalker: That day the sky was kinda clear, not very common here (whe have a lot of smog). Santiago is only 543 m over sea level, so I don't think altitude has much to do with the color of the sky.

9/26/2006 11:08 PM  

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