20090313 Santiago

Full day exploring Santiago. Too bad it is only a bus tour. And, my friends, I have something to tell you, a bad tour.


Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/200 sec, f/9.1, ISO 400
Changing of the guard at the Presidential Palace (La Moneda).



Changing of the guard at the Presidential Palace (La Moneda).



Changing of the guard at the Presidential Palace (La Moneda).



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 47.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/9.1, ISO 400
Quick tour, the only photo I got. This is a shell of a building. Inside, nothing. I'm sure there is an interesting story behind this, but, uh, well, it was built in 1836. Moving on.... (Inside joke)



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/640 sec, f/4.6, ISO 100
Old meets new.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 32.0 mm; 1/13 sec, f/4.0, ISO 400
Inside the cathederal (as all large churches are called when one doesn't know the name). G.I. Joe Shrine.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 32.0 mm; 1/10 sec, f/4.0, ISO 400
Ceiling of same cathederal.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/20 sec, f/4.0, ISO 400
Arch after arch.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/10 sec, f/4.0, ISO 200
The Museum of Pre-Colombian History (CHECK THE NAME). The only photo I got before we 'discovered' that the "No Photo!" rule is enforced. A shame. Some very beautiful and interesting pieces here. I was moderately at peace with the rule, until I saw the shadow of three small human sculptures against a red wall. Even that was "No Photo!".



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 15.0 mm; 0.5 sec, f/5.0, ISO 200
Same museum, outside the "No Photo!" zone. Wonderful map of the historical areas of South America.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/2000 sec, f/4.0, ISO 200
In the plaza. Near the museum and the presidential palace. Broken Head Moai. An extremely difficult photo to get. The plaza was VERY busy; people walking in front of me almost continuously.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 35.0 mm; 1/13 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Shrimp in the market, soon to be on the barbie.



Santiago, from Cerro San Cristobal.



Santiago, from Cerro San Cristobal.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 105.0 mm; 1/800 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Santiago from on top of the Funicular San Cristobal.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 67.0 mm; 1/800 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Santiago from on top of the Funicular San Cristobal.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/200 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Waiting for the Funicular San Cristobal to start its descent.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/250 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Potentially fake Moai. Hints that it is a fake: The head wrap isn't red; feet; arms; eyes; the pine tree; the hotel; the traffic sign; (last but not least) it's next to a busy road in Santiago.



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