The Ascensor: why Valparaiso is a UNESCO World Heritage site (updated)

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I guess these things were built back in the 1800’s and were originally steam powered. The rumor was that only two of them were still working, but we saw 4 or 5 in operation on various hills. Here are some shots and a couple videos of our ascensor explorations.

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4 thoughts on “The Ascensor: why Valparaiso is a UNESCO World Heritage site (updated)

  1. You seemed awfully calm for a couple of folks risking their lives.
    Seriously, Do NOT get on one of those if you see a sign that reads;
    mina de carbón. We will never find you!

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