admin wrote:Just a couple weeks ago, while driving around Puerto Montt, I was joking that the only thing that could fix Puerto Montt was a Tsunami. Perhaps one day it will. I just did not mean on Christmas morning.
It is one of the most nasty, ugly, examples of uncontrolled urban sprawl in southern Chile, that get's worse every year; but, built on one of the most beautiful bays in the country. If you turn your back to the city, so that all you see is the bay, it is breath taking. You turn around, and it is just this shocking eye-pollution of a mess of rotting tin built up the hillside.
They keep trying to fix things, but the socialist powers that be in Puerto Montt have absolutely no sense of organization nor design.
Perhaps this scare will motivate them to get some of the urban sprawl off the beach. Like, who builds the largest bus station in southern Chile, on the beach. Then covers it in what basically looks like bathroom tile. All sitting at the prime entrance to the city as you come down the hill that would look out over the bay, if the ugly bus station was not blocking your view.
Thats a bit harsh.
The reason the new Terminus de Buses is where it is is that's where the old one was....... pretty much hard up against the commercial port. The rest of the Costanera to the east is totally clear of buildings ( 'cept one restaurant ) on the seaward side for miles and the view to the south is unobstructed.
The 'hotel' built by 'the Turks' on the eastern end of the bus terminus is ugly and I am unsure if it is even functioning as a hotel.
'rotting tin built up the hillside'? Don't think so, there is some very nice real estate from Jumbo towards the centr and above Angelmo.... the rough bit of Montt lies beyond the ridge and yes it is pretty bleak.... in fact extremely bleak in parts.
The weirdest thing is the underground carpark half way along the Costanera.... it would become 'undersea' at the first sniff of a tsunami...