The perfect place for me relax to be peaceful is when I am surrounded by nature and its beauty. This week’s travel theme from Ailsa is peaceful.
Sunday afternoon I found myself walking through park Quinta Normal and its many tree lined paths. This was definitely one of my favourite peaceful moments so far on my travels through Chile.
This park houses four of Santiago’s main museums: the Natural History Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) Quinta Normal, Museum of Science and Technology and the Santiago Railway Museum. On Sundays you can visit these museums for free so the park is usually very busy then. I was quite lucky that on this Sunday it was a bit chilly so most of the tree lined lanes in the park were deserted and I could wonder around in the peace and quiet all afternoon.
Not only are most of the buildings surrounding the park covered in street art, so too are the buildings that house the museums inside the park. The graffiti that cover most of these building are mini art works and quite lovely to look at. It just amazes me that the government would actually allow people to paint on the side of museums and even churches. I have never seen this in any other country that I have traveled through.