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(March 20-25, 2007)

Bryant Arnett

At the Steps of the Masonic Temple

Patricio Armijo

San Cristobal Hill - Metropolitan Park

Santiago, Chile

March 25, 2007 12:07 local time (GMT 16:07)

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English Caption

Cerro San Cristóbal is a hill in the Barrio Bellavista section of Santiago, Chile.

The hill rises 880 m above sea level and about 300 m above the rest of Santiago; the peak is the highest point in the city. Its original indigenous name was Tupahue. It was named by the Spanish conquistadors for St Christopher, in recognition of its use as a landmark.

At the peak, there is a church with an amphitheater, and a 22 m statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary donated by France in the 1920s. Pope John Paul II gave mass there in 1987. The spot is a superb location from which to view the city - when the smog permits it.

Cerro San Cristóbal houses Santiago's largest public park: Parque Metropolitano (Metropolitan Park).

Source : Wikipedia.org

Spanish Caption

El Cerro San Cristobal es una colina ubicada en la zona del Barrio Bellavista de Santiago, Chile. La colina se eleva a 880 metros sobre el nivel del mar y alrededor de 300mm por sobre Santiago; ese el punto más alto de la ciudad. Su nombre original fue Tupahue. Posteriormente fue denominado San Cristobal por los conquistadores españoles.
En la cima, hay una iglesia con un anfiteatro, y una estatua de 22 metros de la Virgen María donada por Francia en 1920s. En ese lugar, el Papa Juan Pablo Segundo celebró una misa en su visita a Chile en 1987. Desde el lugar se puede ver toda la ciudad - cuando el smog lo permite.

El cerro San Cristobal pertenece al más grande parque público de Santiago: El Parque Metropolitano.

Anothers Fullscreen Panoramas about the subject:

- Jardin Japonés
- Iglesia de San Cristobal

Fotografía Panorámica de Chile, Chile en 360º : www.VRPanoramas.cl

Latin America / Chile

Lat: 34° 26' 31.23" S
Long: 71° 38' 0" W

→ maps.google.com [EXT]

Precision is: Medium. Nearby, but not to the last decimal.

- Canon 350D + Sigma 8mm, Monopod + Radio Remote Release

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