Saturday, 7 December 2013
Colonia del Sacramento (formerly the Portuguese Colónia do Sacramento) is located in southwestern Uruguay, closer to Buenos Aires than Montevideo. Its the ideal place for a day trip while visiting Buenos Aires. The place is quite small but very picturesque, a sample of Spanish colonial town.
The cobblestone streets are adorned by stategically placed old cars like this 48´Studebaker champion coupe, that reminds me of a composition I made in grade school that was titled " the Little red Broom Broom car.
Be advised that this is probably the most photographed car in the town, Ive seen it even in a bill board in Buenos Aires.
Sunday, 1 December 2013
Monday, 25 November 2013
This Neo Gothic mansion located at Av.Joaquin Suarez in el Prado is one of the nicest buildings in Montevideo.Built by the Soneira family in1861. Its regal interior boasts a neo Gothic mantelpiece, stain glass windows ans several Gothic corridors filled with life size statues of renown people of the 19th century, like Watt.
Its now being renovated to be a School. I tried to take some interior pics, but unfortunately got caught in the red tape with one of the top dogs that run the place now.
You can see its exterior and are allowed to peek inside if your discreet.
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Come springtime in Montevideo its nice to get out and about. A nice place to visit on the weekends is the Japanese Garden, located on the grounds of the "Museo Juan Manuel Blanes" on Avenida Millan 4015 .
Even dough it is´nt very big its a nice place to chill out.
Sunday, 3 November 2013
Several times I´ve visited Montevideo´s RC Cathedral on Plaza Matriz. On the left back side facing the altar you´ll find the tomb of the first archbishop of the city Mariano Soler. Is was sculpted by Zorilla de San Martin and represents the prelate flanked by 4 figures. I liked the knight that seems to be respectfully guarding the tomb.
Sunday, 27 October 2013
Never mind the photos of La Havana with colonial buildings and old cars in post Communist derelict state. Here you can see classic buildings and vintage cars in nice shape and in a preserved state. mind you most of the cars are new here, many of Chinese origin, but that´s another problem.
There are certain neighbourhoods of Montevideo that look identical to La Havana, they even rolled some films here making believe it was Cuba.
Thursday, 17 October 2013
One of the nicest things in Montevideo is its riverside walk or "La Rambla". Its 25 km long and is great to Drive, bike or Jog. The locals have the habit of going there on the weekends to drink mate and watch the sunsets. I like to bike there and when I find a nice spot sanp some sunset shots.