Summer Postcards 2015
A view of the Plaza Baquedano (commonly known as the Plaza Italia), a large city square that serves as Santiago’s zero-kilometer marker and is considered the capital’s most important socioeconomic dividing marker, forming the boundary of Providencia and the center of Santiago and, by extension, the wealthy Sector Nororiente (northeastern sector) and the rest of the city. It is also the city’s most popular location for demonstrations and celebrations, especially after football matches.
At some point during the 11-hour flight between Miami and Santiago, a realization finally struck me—I was travelling to the Southern Hemisphere.
Before this trip, the word “Italy” alone would stir my imagination, bringing to my mind some romanticized caricature of rainbow buildings and gondola-filled canals.