Saturday, March 22, 2014

Glimpses of La Serena, Chile

This museum map will give you an idea as to the location of La Serena in northern Chile. It is directly east of Easter Island (which belongs to Chile).
La Serena is the 2nd oldest city in Chile, after Santiago.

The trunks of these trees are quite interesting.

I cannot read the inscription on this statue, but I believe it is Pedro Gutiérrez de Valdivia, a Spanish conquistador from Extremadura who was first Royal Governor of Chile. (Closer observation--it may very well be Francisco de Aguirre, also a Spanish conquistador, who was influenced by Valdivia.)

Archaeological Museum

Whaling Boat

Working on board the whaling boat

Azulejo tile on the seat in from of the museum

This is the friendly city dog who welcomed me to La Serena by licking the lens of my new camera as I had it focused on him to take his picture. This is the dog photo after I cleaned the slobber off the lens.


magiceye said...

Wonderful captures all!!

Jonker Fourie said...

I stay amazed at the history and architecture of these South American places

José Mendonça said...

I haven't been to La Serena, but it surely reminds me of other small towns up north at the Copiapó region.

MastHoliday said...

Nice pictures of the city!