Love, Life and everything in between in Valparaiso Chile

old lady with favourite football team valparaiso chile

young and in love in valparaiso chileA young couple on the streets of Valparaiso

Notwithstanding the fact that we were in Valparaiso over Valentine’s Day, there was certainly a passion and a palpable love of life evident in everyday Valparaiso. Be it the group of oldtimers in a band practicing their music on a street corner or the numerous ‘Te Quiero’, ‘Te Amo’ graffitied on the walls of the streets by lovelorn young Romeos hoping to impress their respective Juliets, Valparaiso has a sense of energy lacking in many other cities. Ultimately, whilst the architecture, look and feel of a city forms the first impressions on a visitor, it is the inhabitants that define the soul of the city.

love is in the air, young couple kissing valparaiso chileLove is in the air

valentines day balloon seller valparaiso chileTacky heart shaped balloons were the order of the day on Valentine’s Day

mother and daughter valparaiso chile

father and son valparaiso chile

mother and daughter eating ice cream valparaiso chile

well dressed couple valparaiso chile

pair of chairs in the sunshine valparaiso chile

 

I left my job as an advertising Creative Director in August 2012 to travel Africa and South America for a year with my wife, documenting these beautiful places with my Fuji X-Pro1. View the rest of my RTW adventures on Handcarry Only and follow me on my journey by subscribing/following/bookmarking.