24 January 2007

Los Naranjos courtyard

Do you remember La Moneda Palace? This building is Chile's government center and its construction ended in 1805. Inside, you can see this courtyard, called Los Naranjos (Orange trees), which is named after the orange trees you can see on both sides of the fountain.
This courtyard was created during the government of President Juan Antonio Ríos (1942-1946), when an old building located in its center that served as a Mint (the original purpose of La Moneda) was demolished.

3 Comments:

Blogger Olivier said...

belle place, tres belle fontaine au fond de la photo.


beautiful place, very beautiful fountain at the bottom of the photograph.

1/25/2007 4:48 AM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

Nice to have orange trees in the courtyard. Great shot and I enjoy touring your town.

1/25/2007 5:13 AM  
Blogger Ming_the_Merciless said...

All the buildings in your photos look beautiful. Santiago looks so clean.

My friend went to graduate school in Chile and said it has the most diverse climates in the world because of the long, narrow stretch and the rise in altitude from sea level to the Andes.

I would love to visit one day.

1/26/2007 8:17 PM  

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