Once you are up in the hills, Valparaiso changes from a gray port area into a very, very colorful city. There is street art almost everywhere you look. Graffiti artists would use anything as their canvas, like this:
But if you didn’t want your home to look like the above, you would give permission to an artist to use your home as a canvas. And then you might get something like this:
Or maybe something like this:
Our guide told us that a theory on why every home was a different color was to help sailors returning home, find their own home.
Perhaps you prefer pastels?
Or bright orange?
Nothing was off-limits, not even the stairs:
And two of my favorite finds … (piano) stairs and (bubble) windows …