Friday, May 15, 2009

Ascending in Valpo

The neighborhoods of Valparaiso are scattered on cerros (hills) that surround downtown and overlook the Pacific Ocean. After a day at the office or a trip to the market, porteƱos who don't want to climb the steep streets home hop on one of the 15 ascenors that pull them to the top. The ride hasn't changed much since the inclines were built in the 1880s.

3 comments:

Addie said...

Holy Hills!

Liz said...

wow - i thought the incline to the top of Stone Mtn. was something....nothing beats this!

Athena said...

Glad you two are okay! (:
Also psyched I figured out how to leave comments.
Lotto Love, ABean