El Solar de los Madariagas, Vicuña

We had booked into this place on the Calle Gabriela Mistral. The building was directly on the street as are almost the houses here. But when the door was opened we went through a hallway into a magical patio garden. We could smell the  jasmine growing up the column near the large pot. On our right wisteria was growing on a pergola. Another bush was blooming over on the left.

Above the roof you can glimpse the snow covered Andes.


This picture is taken from a slightly different position from the sketch.

The house itself consists of rooms on a single floor, all built around this yard and another larger garden further back.  It was built by the present owner’s great-grandfather.

This scene really needs colour to do it any kind of justice.

Harry gave the owners the watercolour he did the same afternoon. They were delighted.


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