On our 5th and final day in Santiago we’d planned on driving a rental car to explore the Andes but plans were scraped when we could not find the rental place. No car; no trip! So we ventured into El Barrio El Golf – a neighborhood located in the municipality of Las Condes. It’s an affluent & elegant area of 2.75 sq km established in 1937 which was planned & designed as a residential area with public space but which has since expanded to attract commercial development and is also home to the American embassy which looks rather bunker-like…. And a lot more of America…
There were some interesting art installations:
And … some impressive modern buildings
After spending all that time in beautiful old buildings I’m not sure I liked many of these – though I was impressed by the “green” building which is an Intercontinental Hotel:
And we did the very American thing of spending some time in the food court of a giant shopping mall! Actually this was a licensed area so I left the manservant here while I went off to buy that scarf … Then it was back to our hotel which shared the street with the murder squad… Our room had a large living area with a huge window
And a view straight to the Andes…..