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The graffiti here in Valparaiso is arguably what made this city famous, and for good reason. After they realized that it was such a tourist attraction, there have been various barrios (neighborhoods) that have had the equivalent of block parties, where they invite graffiti artists from all over the place to do murals on approved walls. As a tour guide told me, before the graffiti, Valparaiso was just a port town that was falling apart. Now it’s still a port town that is falling apart, but it has beautiful graffiti to accompany the chaos! 

I like this next one because it is almost Salvador Dali-esque and it gets at the theme of animals (that includes us!) connection with the land! Enjoy!

 

-Lee K-U

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