Sunday, January 3, 2010

Vina del Mar, Chile with Wulff Castle

Vina del Mar Vista parcial

(that is Wulff Castle in the front, center)

postmarked in 1971 with a stamp from Chile

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Viña del Mar, commonly called just Viña, was developed in the 1870s as an exclusive residential and summer area for Chile's well-to-do. It is still that, but has evolved into Chile's premiere seaside resort, often called Chile's Riviera.

Viña offers all the amenities of a resort city: luxurious estates, including the summer home of the President of Chile, waterfront hotels, a municipal casino and theater, sport facilities, beaches, lively nightlife, and fine dining.

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