Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Festival at barrio Puerto

It is quite interesting to note that the older barrio puerto is still considered a dangerous neighbourhood of town. This stigma around the neighbourhood surrounding the docks at the puerto have been almost always there. Formerly was the red light district or barrio chino. Many names to describe the precarious way of life and especially night life present there. For foreign sailors was the way of life they were acustomed to find in main ports. It was their sailor town.... Nowadays, current foreign navy sailors may have it even as Valpo's red light off limit zone like is was recommended not long ago for an US navy task force visiting town.
Now, local citizens want to claim back their barrio with a music festival next Thurday at plaza Echaurren from 15 hrs. onwards.