Friday, 14 September 2012 17:27
Photographic displays contain information on Chile’s history and culture.
A free exposition of 120 gigantographs on all things Chile is currently on display in Plaza de Armas in Santiago.
The Visito Mi Historia exposition, on display until Oct. 9, includes nine themes of what makes Chile what it is, such as history, famous characters, sports, entertainment and culture. Topics include O’Higgins, the Mapuche people, traditional cuisine such as the pastel de choclo, Darwin’s visit, the World Cup in 1962, the creation of Universidad de Chile and the German colonization of the south.
The project, by Fundacion Futuro, has been touring around the country and is displayed in more than 100 cities or towns’ plazas. It is also currently being shown in Antofagasta until Sept. 25.
“The idea is that people can have a look as they please,” said
Magdalena Pinera, executive director of Fundacion Futuro. “One can see either the whole collection or one subject, or what they consider to be more significant.”
The open air museum is also set to expand onto the Cerro San Cristobal, the Parque Forestal, the Paseo Bulnes and La Quinta Normal.
By Sumy Sadurni (email@example.com)
Copyright 2012 - The Santiago Times
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