From Cole & Jakob
In November of 2013, we ventured to Santiago, Chile for a quick four day trip. Amidst photographing a wedding and hosting a workshop, time was spent meandering around the streets of Santiago, the mountains on the outskirts of the city, as well as a short pass through Valparaíso. The obvious memories were of the friendliness of the people and the comfortable climate. The less obvious ones were the stunning backdrops provided by Santiago, all within a short drive.
Within one hour of downtown Santiago, we were atop Valle Nevado staring at wild horses and an apocalyptic sunset unlike anything we had ever seen. We knew Chile had vast backdrops, but so close to the city was not what we expected.
Valparaíso left us with a feeling of inspiration as the artistic flare of the city was omnipresent. The colourful graffiti was not frivolous and mischievous; yet intentful and inspiring. That type of street art is not something you see in every city, and added to the cultural flare of the location. It is an inspiring place, and one we hope to return to one day.
Chile left us feeling for more, and we will return one day without question. If and when we do, there is so much to see - whether your passion lays in nature or the cultural heartbeat of a major city - and encompassing everything is an amazing group of people who will welcome you into their homes, even if you are nomadic visitor.
Check out more from Nordica Photography: