Santiago, a Sunny Discovery
If you are looking for a nice reminder of your times in the capital city of Santiago de Chile you may find this magnet souvenir perfect. It is special in the way that this picture seems to have been taken soon after sunrise and includes a skyline and the Cordillera de los Andes, Chilean-Argentinian mountain range as an almost mystical backdrop that is sure to bring to mind the climate and natural landscape of region. As for the city proper, you can see a nice variety of buildings that are accentuated by tree life and lovely soft color tones that work very well with the morning light that strikes them.
Santiago, a City to Discover
As the sun pours its light on the city, it is easy to recognize the impressive urban growth. In the last twenty years, Santiago reinvented itself as the country´s economy showed a steady growth and democracy spilled over the institutions and the citizens´lives. The economic advance shows in the rapid building of high-risers and the proliferation of American style malls which are inundated with avid shoppers. The international traveler will recognise certain avenues as the ones he o she may find in California. It can be said that Santigo is the most Americanized city of South America. A suburbia style of life has undoubtedly settled in Santiago, and the citizens are enjoying it. A good example of such developments is the mega mall Costanera Center which intends to be a city inside another city even including a first class hotel and a high-riser. The federal government has pushed this growth attracting foreign and national investments and funding convenient infrastructure projects which work towards making Santiago a city of the First World.