And there were a TON of ad campaign signs for the next up-and-coming Presidents and Senators for Chile and Valparaìso, respectively. Every single space on a telephone pole or sidewalk was bathed in these signs, X for this and Y for that, and Q & Z for this, and G & 67 for that. I guess the Senators do a photo op with whoever they support in the running for lesser positions, leading to some funny photos. One guy looks like Colonel Sanders with the facial hair... and another guy, Lavin, whom I ran into at one point further into this story, had an ad of him profiling from the shoulders up like a Roman statue, jacket draped over his shoulder with his hand.
The weather was overcast, which I should expect from any city on the Pacific Ocean at 8am, a heavy marine layer dangling above the city buildings.