The first two paragraphs of Thursday's essay, "Valparaiso and Viña del Mar II: Opposites Attract," read as follows:
I ended the first essay on Valparaiso and Viña with our visit to the Flower Clock, the attractive entrance to Viña.
With its population close to 300,000, Viña is Chile’s fourth largest city (after Valparaiso at 3rd, and Santiago, and Concepcion). As of 2010, Concepcion is the second largest city of Chile. The Universidad de Concepcion, founded in 1919, became the first private university in Chile. Also, the neighboring harbor of Talcaluano is the site of the largest naval base in Chile.