Cathedral of Santiago Chile
Interior view from a front row, wood bench seat, at the main Cathedral of Santiago Chile on the Plaza de Armas in the city center. Exposures were long at 1/3 of a second, so without a tripod, I wedged the camera between my knees while seated, firing a dozen "timer" shots. The timer delays the snap of the shutter two seconds, helping minimize camera shake on the these long exposure shots.
Palacio de La Moneda, Santiago, Chile
La Moneda is the seat of the President of Chile. The palace was completed by the Spanish in 1805. The palace came to worldwide attention in 1973 when the Army Commander-in-Chief, Augusto Pinochet, led a military coup d'etat against the democratically elected (but marxist) president Salvador Allende. Allende took refuge in the palace which was subsequently bombed by the airforce. Allende allegedly committed suicide there soon afterwards. Restoration work was completed in the 1980s.
Restored Houses In The Ceremonial Village Of Orongo, Easter Island, Chile
Restored houses in the ceremonial village of Orongo, located on the edge of Rano Kau crater, these elliptical stone houses overlooking the ocean cliffs were restored in the early 1970's © Eric Lafforgue www.ericlafforgue.com