Sweet Sweet Moon
Valparaíso is the perfect place to get lost. Together with Sweet Sweet Moon we have been drifting through the city for hours, uphill and downhill, climbing stairs, descending narrow alleys or hopping on the funicular. It’s hard to decide on a filming spot, because there’s so much tucked-away beauty to discover. We always feel tempted to sneek around another corner as it’s such a colourful place with so many varities in squares, winding roads and roaming dogs. At some point Matthias and Lukas stop halfway on a tranquil path in the territory of a two watchful dogs. Despite their imposing appearance the dog couple is play- and peaceful and also seems somewhat interested in the band’s performance of “A Pair Of Blue Eyes”. However, during the crescendo of the song, there’s suspense in the air. Suddenly aroused the black male dog crawls closer to Lukas and before he knows what’s going on, another big dog takes shelter behind his cello. In the face of the adverse circumstances Sweet Sweet Moon continue their performance, although the two canine opponents are already growling and barking at each other. While Matthias takes a few steps back, Lukas stays aseat in the line of fire. And then … applause and the dogs just let it go!
42 hills, narrow streets and stairways, charmingly old funiculars, houses painted in many colours and of course the Pacific Ocean: Valparaíso more than justifies its name (Paradise Valley) and nickname (Little San Francisco) and will make your panorama photos easily look like paintings. But Chile’s third city not only offers picturesque views and walks but also a vivid city life and an eventful history. Many arists and artisans populated the city since its Golden Age in the 19th century (when Valparaíso was a major seaport, commercial center and received large numbers of immigrants from European countries), including Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. No wonder that an artistic vibe is present all over the city!