July 11th, 2010
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Santiago is a large first world city with a population of more than 7 million in the metropolitan area located in a basin bounded by the Andes mountains and the Chilean coast range. Here is a view of the snow-capped Andes from our hotel room.
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The Metropolitan Cathedral is a stunning sight and evidence of the wealth of Chile in the epoch in which it was built.
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The altar in this side chapel of the cathedral is made of silver.
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Like Los Angeles, Santiago suffers from air pollution due to its being enclosed in a ring of mountains. Still, sometimes the views are glorious. Here's a view of Santiago and the Andes from Cerro San Cristóbal, and below a panorama from this location.
|2010-07-07 14:24 UTC||Explore panorama in a new window.|
by John Walker
July 20th, 2010