This is a photo of a typical residential street in the capital city of Santiago. Because I’m from the U.S., I’m going to use that as my point of reference when describing the differences between the Chilean residential street and one in the U.S.
This following picture is taken in the neighborhood in which I’m living, called Valle lo Campino. Most of the streets in this little suburb look like this.
Valle lo Campino is located in the municipality of Quilicura, which is located just north-east of Santiago center (look in the top-left corner of the map below). Only thirty or so years ago, this part of Santiago was still undeveloped, much of the land still used primarily for agriculture.
Because of this, it is fairly common to see remnants of farms and old ranch-style houses tucked in amongst the burgeoning residential neighborhoods. It’s common to see carts and horses and caballeros (farmers/cowboys) in traditional attire.
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