The changing of the guard is done usually every other day starting at 10 o'clock in front of the Moneda Palace. It is quite a spectacle lasting almost half an hour involving horse guards with lances, two female captains calling out orders, two contingents of foot soldiers and two bands. In the middle of this militaristic pomp and ceremony, the band led by a very enthusiastic conductor, broke into the Tom Jones standard "It's Not Unusual" which made us break out into laughter. The crowd applauded the band when it was over, which also did not seem to fit this formal militaristic ceremony. They did sound good, though.
The traffic light nearby was also very entertaining. The green walk figure on the light is animated. He begins walking at a normal pace, but accelerates as the seconds tick down, ending with him seemingly sprinting panicked.
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