Hung Out To Dry

16 Feb

DSC05759We were riding along on the Metro from Valparaiso to the town next door, Vina Del Mar. The scene you see above flashed by the window of our car.  It happened so fast that we weren’t really sure what it was. So on the trip back we made a point of watching out. Sure enough it was six full-sized Volkswagen Beetles hanging by giant clothes pins in an industrial area near the Metro tracks. Getting a picture was quite a challenge as the site was framed by brick walls on either side. So Dana had to be ready to snap the photo as soon as the installation was visible. It took a few trips to get the photo.

This artistic industrial line is in contrast to the towels and sheets of Sicily. The quintessential Valparaiso laundry line.

4 Responses to “Hung Out To Dry”

  1. Maryl February 17, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

    I have been remiss in commenting on your blog but have been following each posting. I love all the art that Valpariso has as permanent displays around the city. We have a 3-week event in the fall called ArtPrize where artists from around the world come and display their art and sculpture and the town loves it. Unfortunately, it only lasts for 3 weeks. How great that Valpariso gives you the ArtPrize experience everyday and in the most unexpected places. Love your photos and the commentary.
    By the way, have you rented a car or are you just using public transportation? We’re headed south in 2 weeks to drive to St. Augustine Fl (the oldest city in the US). We will be there for a month. E/J and family will be joining us for 10 days so that will be fun, too!

    • Jill February 17, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

      How great to hear from you. Yes Valparaiso is definitely a city of artists and their art. We have made friends with our host who has Valparaiso Art Experience as well as Valparaiso Experience, the little enclave of apartments where we live. Valparaiso artists’ work is on the walls in every apartment and all is for sale, an added treat. We have only been taking mass transit and staying in Valparaiso and Vina del Mar, next door. The next two weeks we will have a rental car and be traveling to Santiago, up and down the coasts and, maybe through the Andes to the border of Argentina. I have visited and spent a little time in St. Augustine, pretty little city. Nice that you will all be together to enjoy it. The weather will be warm and humid, quite a contrast to home for you. Have a great time and give our love to everyone. John and Emily’s blog helps us to know the boys. Hope to meet them in person sometime in the future.

  2. Ursula Freer February 16, 2013 at 1:49 am #

    They sure have a sense of humor, clothes pins, really?

    • Jill February 16, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

      As you can imagine. Those are mighty big wooden clothes pins.

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