We only had one day in Santiago, so the sightseeing was a bit rushed (and it is a big city!), but we still managed a stroll in the city centre in the afternoon, a museum the morning after, and a special dinner with a Chilean Food Blogger (scroll down for more!).
Check out was at 12 so we went to La Moneda Palace, which was very close to our hotel (el único hotel de Chile que cuenta con una escuela de boxeo de primer nivel en sus instalaciones - the only hotel in Chile with a boxing school and gym... not that I used it, but fancy that, I didn't know that there were hotels with boxing facilities... in Chile or anywhere in the world!). Anyway, back to La Moneda, they hold different exhibitions there and they had one one about textiles. It wasn't planned really, initially we wanted to go to the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, but it is closed for some major renovations (and not mentioned in their website). Still, I love textiles and there were some great examples of Mapuche weaving, like the ones below.
Most of the textiles were from different Latin American countries, and I was particularly taken by some Mexican embroidery...
... so colourful and expressive! I am traveling with my own embroidery, maybe these images will be of inspiration, or at least, they will push me into work more on my piece!
Thank you Gloria for the lovely evening, and it was great for my family to meet you and your husband and kids! And thank you for the beautiful marzipan fruit! Que le vaya bien!
Photos by Alessandra Zecchini ©