Along the Costanera

Posted: September 19, 2012 in Humor, Travel
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WifeBob was out walking today, because that’s all you can do when the whole country shuts down for two days to celebrate the Fiestas Patrias. Along her trek, she came upon a neat little area where every 200 meters or so there are these little “parklets” with a statue, a plaque, some kind of landscaping, etc. This one in particular she felt moved to take a picture, because she liked it so much; Korea had sent Chile a pagoda congratulating them on their 200th anniversary.

Pagoda Dabotap, Santiago

Then, purely by chance (and she was not cherry-picking on this) she saw the next one over, Parque Uruguay:

Parque Uruguay, Santiago

I probably don’t need to say anything here, but note the busted up Soviet brickwork, the graffiti, the trash, and the vandalized portapotty. Granted, Santiago’s trash collectors have been on vacation for a few days so things are a bit dirty in the city, but why was Korea spotless while Uruguay is neglected right next door?

I know! But I don’t have to say it, because you know too.

And no, we didn’t put it there.

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