CHILE: Beautiful Araucanían Flora and Fauna – The Nahuelbuta National Park

Nahuelbuta is a word from Mapudungun that means Great Puma. Mapudungun is the language of the Mapuches, the inhabitants who lived in this region before the arrival of the Spanish in mid-16th century. The park that is only 37 km from the city of Angol, was created in 1939, and comprises a section of the Nahuelbuta Range, which in turn is part of Chile’s Coastal Mountain Range.

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CHILE: Writer SNIP – Pampa Graffiti and Chilean Hip Hop Style – “Remember where you come from”

Graffiti artist SNIP sprays great artworks on Chilean streets, his pieces can be found around Ovalle, Antofagaste, La Serena or Tocopilla and many other places. He is currently based in Angol and is active there in the urban scene. In an interview with photographer Salvador Seda the sprayer tells us about his creative world, his artistic development and the fabulous HMS aka HOMIES crew.

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CHILE: Graffiti Artist DYRE – Fantastic Wild Style peppered with Tags and Flops

DYRE is a graffiti artist who makes flops and tags. Sometimes he uses DIRE because it fits better with the style he is working on. His team is the fabulous Eskritores Graffiti Crew aka EKR. The artist lives now in the Chilean city of Angol due to his job as a risk manager working in a forestry company. However, his real passion is graffiti. The following interview with the artist was done by Salvador Seda.

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CHILE: Streetart Angol – Ruta 180 – Acceso a Shell – Old Gas Station Urbex

Another Urbex adventure from Chile. You can find the access to this abandoned Shell gas station, where the city of Angol ends as seen in today’s map at Ruta 180. It’s kind of a nice trip to #angolstreetart – most likely, in the future this will be part of the city of Angol. For now, it is just an abandoned gas station, but with lots of interesting graffiti with strong Angoline influence. Among the participants, you can distinguish the artists ZEN, DYRE and PABLO ANTAY from the TONS CREW.

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CHILE: Streetart Angol – Abandoned Supermarket Urbex at José Luis Osorio

At the location of José Luis Osorio Street 10 in Angol is an abandoned and half-ruined building that used to be a supermarket many years ago. The former shopping place is totally run down and partly overgrown by nature, but it is as well a little streetart paradise and peppered with small to large interesting works of art. Photographer Salvador Seda has visited this area several times and created various galleries and interesting story writings with information to the artists of the tags, bombings and graffiti at this spot. Once he even met sprayer SNIP in action. Also included are works by DYRE, ROYER, AMAGO, PABLO ANTAY, RIE, ZEN, the ESKRITORES CREW and the TONS CREW.

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CHILE: Angol Urbex Adventure – The mysterious old Ilabaca Hospital

The photographer Salvador Seda has been working on the Angol Streetart Map in Chile since quite a while and fills it with interesting stories and great photographs. His focus is often on the history of the urban art and the spot. In that case obviously it makes sense to explore abandoned places and Salvador is a big fan of Urbex. During an adventurous tour of discovery, the streetart hunter visited the Ilabaca Hospital, which had been out of order for decades. The dilapidated buildings and half-collapsed rooms have something eerie but at the same time also something attractive, which arouses curiosity. In such places you can usually find interesting graffiti art as well.

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CHILE: Atacama Sandboarding Adventure

In the north of Chile lies the legendary Atacama Desert with its breathtaking mountains and fascinatingly varying rock colors. From brown to yellow to red or green, you can find a whole rainbow there, especially at sunrise and sunset. We went far into the desert with our mountain bikes and snowboards strapped to our backs to find a special spot for sand boarding.

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CHILE: Salvador J. Seda – Historian Streetart Hunter and GraffitiPreBicentenario

When you look on the photographs and the way how Salvador Seda presents and documents his fantastic findings you probably will get quite often the word historian in mind. He definitely is an ambitious street art hunter and as well a wonderful history lover with an excited focus and patient eye for the little details. Salvador is a searcher for the specialties what urban life can offer, gives impulses and tries as well to teach a little bit about the background of wall paintings in the city. At the moment he is building up the Streetart Map of Angol in Chile.

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CHILE: Trail through the Atacama desert mountains

Here we have an fabulous recommendation for bicycle riders, mountainbike fans and off road tourers from the end of the world. While we traveled through Chile from north to south we had a break in San Pedro de Atacama. It´s a good spot to chill in the hot climate, as well you can do a lot of outdoor activities. Like crossing a part of the desert by mountain bike for example. There are beautiful trails which offer a relatively bleak and monochrome landscape and provide in conjunction with the sun just a stunning picture. Of course, it is not nearly desolate, the mountain formations are just blatant. But the colors change accordingly to the sunlight and the overall scenario is very overwhelming. If you should do the same with a good mountain bike, remember that the “routes” are not always real routes.

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