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Santiago Lights · Three pho­tographs of San­ti­a­go de Chile by night from a ho­tel rooftop ...
Tiramisú · What hap­pened was, we’d done a Google DevFest all day, deal­ing with crowd over­flows and balky In­ter­net con­nec­tiv­i­ty and cov­er­ing too many ses­sions with too few speak­ers in a hot room with not much ven­ti­la­tion. After, Fu­mi and David and I climbed out of the taxi by our ho­tel in the financial-as-in-boring part of town (although the name of the street is pret­ty won­der­ful: Aveni­da Isi­do­ra Goyenechea). I spot­ted some sort of pa­tio with awnings and trees and said “Let’s have a drink”, so we found our­selves set­tled at Tiramisú which is called a pizze­ria on some map­s, but has high­er as­pi­ra­tions ...
Graven Images · San Cristóbal hill (Cer­ro San Cristóbal) ris­es 300m above San­ti­ago, Chile. On the hill are a park, a zoo, a Ja­panese gar­den, and some re­al­ly great views when it’s not too pol­lut­ed, but the sum­mit is about that old-time re­li­gion, in this case Catholic. Pope John Paul II rode the fu­nic­u­lar to the top and gave a mass, in 1987. I rode it last week, along with some French hip­ster tourist­s, in the car with the best view, which still has a plaque about John Paul ...
Turismo · Dur­ing the ten days cen­tered more or less around Hallowe’en, I (in the com­pa­ny of my Google col­leagues) vis­it­ed four coun­tries in South Amer­i­ca. This is not the way to do it. But stil­l, fun was had. Here are a few su­per­fi­cial yes-I-was-there pho­tograph­s ...
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