Some Weekend Travel

No, I haven’t been travelling but I have been playing with photos from past trips and as this site is supposed to include some travel I thought I would share some trip photography from eight years ago. Without a lot of explanation let your imagination roam.

Santiago, Chile with a short day trip to Valparaiso to see the home of the famous poet, Pablo Neruda.

A bit of street photography in Santiago, Chile, 2012.





I always photograph dogs when I travel.  There are many street dogs but this guy is well cared for as food is regularly provided for him. 
Posters on a well in a local book shop. I actually found the first Spanish vintage Penguin book here when I walked in to the store and said El Penguino and to my amazement this rare book was handed to me. I have since donated it to the Penguin archives at Bristol University in England as they did not have a copy. 
We took a bus up the hill to Pablo Neruda’s home. If ever in Santiago I suggest you go to Valparaiso and visit it. Extremely interesting.


One of several homes Pablo Neruda owned. When he was at his peak he could fill a sports stadium of people simply to hear his. poems. Can you imagine that happening? 
The view from one of the balconies of his home. 

I hope you enjoyed this small interlude.

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Hasta la Vista

Author: TravellinPenguin

I live a retired life in Tasmania, Australia. I love books, travel, animals, photography, motor biking and good friends. I indulge in all these activities with the little Travellin' Penguin who has now shared five continents with me. We love book shops, photography walks and time with friends as all our family is in USA and Canada. I enjoy visitors to my blog so hope you'll stop by.

15 thoughts on “Some Weekend Travel”

  1. What a lovely idea and such lovely pics to sharing during these stay at home times – thanks.
    Loved the cauliflowers – and what a house!


  2. i really like Spanish/Latin design art: it’s so alive… i’m glad the dog got fed… also the pictures make is obvious why there’s so much destruction in earthquakes in that area… pardon my geology…


      1. I believe that there are slam poetry pub sessions in the ‘progressive’ inner city, but I think that just means they use four-letter words a lot…
        Remember Poetica on the ABC? Meant to be a showcase for new poetry, all it did was reinforce that coarse language is no substitute for a carefully curated vocabulary in the service of intelligent ideas.
        I’m over it. Every time I come across it in my Twitter feed, I block it.


  3. Thanks for the pics. Interesting. At one point I was a great Neruda fan. You have reminded me to hunt up the book I own – if I still own it; not too sure.

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  4. I can’t imagine any poet being able to command a stadium sized audience. Most of them in U.K. struggle to fill the back room of a pub.


    1. I know. An entire sports stadium filled to hear a poet. Though most of his poems reflected the political issues of the day so I guess people were very interested in that.


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