Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dia de Patromonio

A couple weekends ago it was 'Dia de Patromonio'. The president's house in Viña Del Mar was open to anybody who wanted to see it, so we went with our friends from New York to see it. When you entered the Palace you had to walk around this big garden and if you looked closely you could see a tennis court, and one of the police guards said the president had a pool too!

Then you entered the actual house and you got to see the rooms. On the outside of the house it had a big patio and there were a bunch of chairs where you could sit and watch a performance. So we sat down and we had to wait because the performance had just ended. We saw a performance of this group that did Rapa Nui dances (from Easter Island) and a dance group from Bolivia. The dancers that had done the Rapa Nui dance then danced to the National Anthem (see video).

After it ended we left, and it turned out we had a great time!



  1. Hi Grace,

    Wish I could have visited the President's place. It looks fascinating. The dancing was lovely to see. Wouldn't it be fun to be in one of those beautiful skirts and dancing so gracefully!

    I enjoyed the photos and video.

    Love, Grandma Mary

  2. I admit that the presidential palace (tennis/courts/pool) look wonderful. But, lunch on an old train?!!!! Yow, so much coolness there. Keep the photos, videos and stories coming!