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Stardate Sabado 13 Mayo 2017
First observation after 2 years away; Things haven't changed much.
One thing that is different is that we've had some rain, and the sky
is very clear. Also, there is a lot of snow on the mountains and it's
a week earlier than we arrived last time.
Los Andes from near Manquehue
Domingo 14 Mayo 2017
Feliz Dia Mama. It's Mothers' Day here too on the same day as home.
With a bit of rain, we started our tour today with lunch.
The gang at lunch in Bella Vista. IMG_3806.jpg
came out as we finished, so we had a chance to walk from the Bella
Vista neighborhood to Plaza Armee.
"Mi mami es mas bonita." IMG_3815.jpg
Two years ago in June I walked up on the bridge over Avineda Manquehue
at the Parque Auraco and got some pictures of the mountains. I tried
again today, but was a few minutes too late to catch the sunset.
A little too late for the sunset.
Lunes 15 Mayo
Today was welcome day, with some introductions and a campus
tour. Classes start for real tomorrow.
What a view. IMG_3829.jpg
There's a lot of snow up there.
Enjoying a warm fall day.
Luis Felipe. IMG_3835.jpg
Jueves 18 Mayo
It always amazes me that a group of people who didn't know each
other last weekend can self-organize into teams in 3 days, but here we
The teams. IMG_3838.jpg
Looking down at Santiago from the
steps of la Bibliotec at a very strange
sky. It's raining on campus and clear in
the city. IMG_3842.jpg
Viernes 19 Mayo
This is one of those "memory moments" that will last. The
weather hasn't been great but we got our reward this morning. I was
just walking to the laundry and when I got up onto Avd. Manquehue,
this sight greeted me.
The rain has really cleared the
Today's activity was a visit to Pontifica Universidad
Catolica de Chile, and Prof. Irarrazaval's group at
Institute for Biological and Medical Imaging.
Universidad Catolica in San
The building is designed to handle earth tremors.
Below the building. IMG_3847.jpg
A cork tree; it feels like cork.
The city from the Innovation
After the tour.
There are a lot of deciduous trees here so it really looks like fall.
As soon as the sun went down it felt like it too.
Sabado 20 Mayo 2017
Happy birthday to my son, Brian
My "office." IMG_3852.jpg
Museum of Precolombian Art
Through the roof. This building
caught my attention.
The museum covers
precolumbian art from all over Latin America.
Animals and people are common
On weekends, people spend a lot of time outdoors in festive
places such as Plaza de Armas. Street life includes performance,
shopping, food, and more.
Plaza de Armas. IMG_3860.jpg
Plaza de Armas. IMG_3861.jpg
Domingo 21 Mayo
Walking around after breakfast...
The sky is still pretty clear,
but becoming cloudy and a lot of the snow
has melted. IMG_3864.jpg
I discovered Thailand Plaza in
Parque Auraco near the western end.
Plaza Tjilandja. IMG_3868.jpg
Futbol? What is
that strange object on the ground behind
the guy in green? IMG_3869crop.jpg
Back on the bridge over
Av. Manquehue. IMG_3872.jpg
Lunes 22 Mayo
On a clear day you can see
This afternoon was a tour of downtown Santiago, the old congress
building (the congress decamped to Valparaiso), and the presidential
palace, La Moneda.
Paris and Londres. IMG_3876.jpg
Las senadoras. IMG_3879.jpg
View from La Moneda (actually
from the back door). IMG_3880.jpg
Viernes 26 Mayo
Today's trip was Sewell Mining Town. I had done this with the group 2
years ago and thought it was well worth the trip. This year we were
surprised with a good amount of snow. Compare the
previous trip, (20 June 2015). I tried to get some pictures from
the same place for comparison.
Map of the trip. sewell.jpg
The town is just over 7000 feet
in elevation. sewell-ele.jpg
The Carretera de Cobre in the snow. IMG_3896.jpg
Bundle up. It's cold up there.
Looking down from the Town.
There's a lake down there
Snowball fight! IMG_3920.jpg
The City of Stairs; the main
staircase is The Alameda. IMG_3922.jpg
In memory of the fire.
Inset from the work above.
Outside the museum. IMG_3943.jpg
Walking around. IMG_3951.jpg
Mine entrances. IMG_3957.jpg
Sunset in Rancagua, outside
Fuente Millan. IMG_3986.jpg
Domingo 28 Mayo
Dia del Patrimonio. Touring the Club Union.
A nice place to sit and talk.
A small dining room. IMG_4000.jpg
Universidad de Chile; a rare view
from the Club Union across the
Lunes 29 Mayo
Touring Cerro San Cristobol.
The dog has found a best friend.
Top of the hill. IMG_4005.jpg
The way of the cross.
Mote con Huisillo is really a
summer drink, but it's good anytime.
Jueves 1 Junio
By the new administration
Viernes 2 Junio
Road trip! Valparaiso.
Here's the starting just
before Valparaiso and continuing
all the way back home.
Boat tour. IMG_4028.jpg
Boat tour. IMG_4029.jpg
Valparaiso is a working harbor with ships unloading and loading.
We got really close. IMG_4039.jpg
Hotel Brighton for Lunch.
Lunch al fresco with a view of
the city. IMG_4048.jpg
Templeman Street. IMG_4052.jpg
Funicular; Ascensor El Peral.
Plaza Sotomeyer. IMG_4058.jpg
Sandboarding at sunset at Con Con.
What goes down must come up.
Viernes 9 Junio
At Cerro Santa Lucia.
The Maoi IMG_4087.jpg
The Can(n)ons. IMG_4090.jpg
The Gate. IMG_4096.jpg
Lunes 12 Junio
One of the clearest days, viewed
from the library steps.
Visiting the markets in the afternoon; the Central (fish) Market,
Vega Market, and the Mapucho Station.
Inside the Mapucho Station.
Jueves 15 Junio
Today was the last class, with student presentations and awards. Five
weeks have flown by. Each group presented the results of a
computational simulation of an imaging system.
This has been a good year for
clear weather. This may be the best view
yet in 2 years. You can see the Costanera
Center and Cerro San Cristobal. IMG_4142.jpg
First volunteers; Patrick,
Jose M. G., Canon, Julian.
Rebecca, Amanda Jose R.,
Kristen, Stephanie, Gonzalo.
Esteban, Leah, Maria Pia.
Savanah, Shay, Alberto. IMG_4147.jpg
Break between classes. IMG_4148.jpg
"Home" to Manquehue and a nice sunset at the end of the day.
We ended the day with dinner al fresco at Tiramisou on Isadora
Goyenchea near el Golf; great pizza and calzones.
A little something for the guy
that did his culture talk on healthy eating.
Tomorrow was supposed to be a ski trip for the students to el
Colorado, but the weather looks bad and it was recommended to
cancel. It will be a good day for indoor activities, like shopping,
museums, and of course packing.
Sunday 18 June
We all said our goodbyes on Saturday and headed to home or to our next
summer activity. Felipe sent a copy of his
video of the program. Thanks
Felipe, for alll you did, and for sharing this with us.