I have this thing with skylines.
Yes, I’ve always had a love for city skylines. How could I not having grown up just two short hours from the world’s most famed skyline in New York?
The thing is, Santiago’s skyline is unlike any other I’ve seen.
This past year in Santiago I was extremely lucky to live in an apartment with an incredible view. Our tiny three-bedroom apartment was on the 19th floor of a centrally located building and my absolute favorite part of the apartment was right outside our floor-to-ceiling windows.
Santiago may not be the prettiest, most historical or even most interesting Latin American capital, but the snow-capped Andes Mountain Range surrounding this bustling metropolitan city, makes for a pretty impressive scene.
I was always amazed at how the same view could change so dramatically and look so different every day. Never did it look exactly the same.
Since I’m finally wrapping up my month-and-a-half long travels and still haven’t had much time to sit down and thoroughly write, today I’ll be sharing some of my favorite pictures of my beloved Santiago Skyline, right from my apartment!
Santiago from my Window
From my bedroom window I looked over Santiago’s Baquedano Square, Saint Cristobal Hill, the picturesque Providencia neighborhood, the famed Costanera Center (the tallest building in Latin America), the Telefonica building and some pretty incredible mountains.
Santiago after Rain
Unfortunately, the Santiago Skyline view cannot be taken for granted, as Santiago is a notoriously smoggy city. The best time to see it is in the winter after a bit of rain. Rain leaves a fresh dusting of snow on the mountains and momentarily clears away the thick layer of grey smog. Even if for just one day you get a good glimpse of the dramatic mountainous backdrop.
I wasn’t always thrilled about my before-the-crack-of-dawn wake up for the colegio I worked at, but I was able to witness some breathtaking sunrises.
Santiago at Golden Hour
Although quite noisy, I really enjoyed watching over the hustle and bustle of Santiago’s daily rush hour from the safety of our private balcony.
Sometimes I’d walk in the door after a long day of work just in time to catch the magnificent cotton candy colored Santiago sky!
Santiago by Night
Once the sun finally disappears over the horizon, Santiago lights up and comes back to life!
Where’s your favorite Skyline? What do you think of the Santiago Skyline? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below! 😀
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