There are many beautifully restored colonial and mid-century modern homes in the Centro, but there are also homes that are abandoned and neglected. The variously colored facades are nice to look at , but I find that some of the homes which have not been restored exhibit their own special color, texture and beauty. They can provide an interesting subject for the photographer. Layers of peeling paint can expose a myriad of soft, faded colors and crumbling plaster reveals interesting spots of exposed mamposteria, the thick limestone walls which defy destruction in this intense tropical climate.
|All images taken in Santiago. I think these all were abandoned homes, but if someone is living inside, please excuse the intrusion. Double click on image for a larger view.|