8.10.12

A stroll along Paseo Bulnes and Sta. Isabel Street

Santiago, Chile

Paseo Presidente Bulnes

click here for competition details
Paseo Bulnes (Bulnes Promenade) and Santa Isabel areas represent another significant historical district in downtown Santiago (centre). A recent call for an international competition of ideas aims to revitalise its civic character and further its importance within the city´s grid. The elite jury for this competition includes the Pritzker Prize Rafael Moneo.

Find more about Paseo Bulnes and the competition here: Se revitaliza el Paseo Bulnes and Paseo Bulnes International Competition

The following photographs were taken on a quiet Saturday afternoon, middle of autumn and aim to share with you this significant and one of my favourite districts in downtown Santiago.
Find the location of this area within Santiago here: Paseo Bulnes (Google maps)

Paseo Presidente Bulnes 


Paseo Presidente Bulnes 

Paseo Presidente Bulnes 

Buildings such as the one shown at the back (fitted with solar panels), promote its sales appealing to its environmental efficiency.
Statue of President Pedro Aguirre Cerda (back), who used to claim that "to govern was to educate".
Paseo Presidente Bulnes / St Isabel
Paseo Presidente Bulnes / St Isabel 

Paseo Presidente Bulnes / St Isabel, Campus of Universidad Central 
Sta. Isabel: cyclists taking over the streets, what a wonderful sight!!!

Sta Isabel: Iglesia del Santísimo Sacramento
Sta Isabel: Iglesia del Santísimo Sacramento

Sta Isabel: Iglesia del Santísimo Sacramento
Sta Isabel: Iglesia del Santísimo Sacramento

Sta Rosa: á 'cité', an old form of social housing
Sta Rosa: á 'cité', an old form of social housing
Recent government incentives offer location subsidies aiming to re-populate the city centre through private apartment developments
St. Isidro and Curicó St.

Metro station Santa Lucía.

Text and photographs by Beatriz Maturana.

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