17 January 2007

Cobblestones in Pedro de Valdivia

This cobblestone street is Pedro de Valdivia Avenue, named after the Spanish conquistador (conqueror) who, between other important things, was the first royal governor of Chile and the founder of Santiago. This street was paved with cobblestones in 1930, along with the construction of houses and the installation of street lights.
Some nice cobblestone-covered streets in old districts in Santiago have been paved over with asphalt. Most people think that these old streets should be preserved, because of their beauty and durability. I'm one of them.


Blogger photowannabe said...

I hope they can preserve the streets as they are. I hate seeing all the old things being torn down or covered up all in the name of progress.
Nice shot.

1/18/2007 3:47 AM  
Blogger MissGayle said...

I love the perspective - nice job!

1/18/2007 10:36 AM  
Blogger Olivier said...

tu as pris des risques pour prendre cette photo, j'espere qu'il n'y avait pas trop de voitures ;o) j'aime beaucoup l'angle de cette photo

you took risks to take this photograph, I hope that there were not too many cars; O) I like much the angle of this photograph

1/18/2007 3:03 PM  
Blogger Mountainboy said...

Crazy to asphalt over such lovely old stone.

1/18/2007 7:08 PM  
Anonymous santy said...

yes, I vote for that as well! such a shame if we have to lose this unique street!

1/19/2007 5:22 AM  
Blogger Dsole said...

Yes, i agre with you, we must preserve the city identity... those are beautiful and give a nice detail to the street :)

1/19/2007 8:33 AM  
Blogger don said...

as a landscape architect i'm totally agree with you!! Those cobblestones are belong to those old streets. Next week i will show you on my blog also some dutch cobblestones

everyday rotterdam

1/20/2007 1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. It's important to preserve these special works from the past.

1/20/2007 3:49 PM  
Blogger Mandi said...

Great photo! I love cobbled roads.

1/21/2007 12:43 PM  
Blogger Carol E. said...

Great shot! I love cobblestone streets. We have very few of them here in Minnesota. They are tough on snow plows!

1/23/2007 9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live on santiago.. and the cobblestone streets are the only ones that don't have holes.. :)

2/24/2007 12:22 PM  

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