Monday, July 28, 2008
Maritime Museum, Valparaiso
I spent about three hours here and could have spent three days.
If you love ships and history – this is the place.
Much of its history stretched back to the days of the Spanish Conquistadors but with heaps of 1800s models and artefacts eg a pair of pistols owned by Lord Cochrane.
Perched at the top of one of the many ascensors in Valparaiso, the museum offers a fantastic view over the harbour.
I spent two nights in the town and only wished I could speak Spanish.
Photo: Model of the ship, Esperanza (I think) at the Maritime Museum in Valparaiso. Note the copper bottom.