12.31.2008

"Faro"


La Paloma Light House, it was builded in 1874 after many accidents in the area.
You can visit on saturdays, sundays and hollidays from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM.
La Paloma is an interesting small town located in "Rocha" Department (State), 240 km from Montevideo.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12.30.2008

Sand boarding

12.29.2008

In Process


Doing a great job restoring this building

12.28.2008

Door

12.27.2008

Occupied

12.26.2008

"Kiosco"

12.24.2008

Inside


Inside Museo Romantico
HAPPY HOLYDAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!

12.23.2008

12.19.2008

12.18.2008

lines in the way

12.17.2008

12.16.2008

Old Street Light


You can see the water fountains for the horses that used to be parked there.

12.12.2008

Lines

12.11.2008

Old Water Works Building


Today is a Bank, like many other old buildings in the area.

12.10.2008

Colors #2

12.09.2008

Street

12.08.2008

Romantic Museum (Museo Romantico)


Did I mention that museums are free in Montevideo?
This one is an extravagant merchant’s residence built in 1830, filled with opulent Montevideo's 19th century furniture, clothing and personal effects (ladies fans, perfume bottles, travel vanity, etc.) of the city’s old elite. It gives the visitor a good view of how the well to do lived in Montevideo.
Address: 25 de Mayo 428
Phone: (598) 915 53 61
Tuesdays to Fridays 12:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Sundays from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Last Friday night, was the "Museos en la Noche" night, where lots of Museums were open until midnight, also there were lots of performances in the streets.

12.07.2008

Asado


This is the typical BBQ in Uruguay, lots of very good meat, usually goes with salads and "medio y medio" (half white wine and half Champagne) It is delicious!

12.06.2008

At the Beach

12.04.2008

At the Port

12.03.2008

Details



Bank building details on a rainy day

12.02.2008

Teatro Solis



In August of 1856 the "Solis Theatre" opened its doors for the first time with an opera by Verdi Ernani. In 1998, due to a fire, it closed its doors and the restoration process begun, lasting 10 years. In october 2008 it reopened with a grand inauguration. Today you can visit with guided tours or to enjoy a variety of shows.
Juan Díaz de Solís was the Capitan of the Spanish navy and one of the first explorers to enter the Río de la Plata estuary in South America.

12.01.2008

Daily Photo Theme Day: Circles and Spheres


Is an egg, it is typical to find them at the beach
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

11.30.2008

Top of the Plaza Naval


this monument is to honor the people that lost their life at sea

11.29.2008

Angry Face


This is a monument on top of the "Plaza Naval" (Navy Square). From the side it looks like an angry face to me.

11.28.2008

Rambla


The Rambla is like a board walk that extends trough the city

11.25.2008

Mercado del puerto


The "Market of the Port" was founded in 1868. It is a great place where you can find different restaurants to eat Uruguayan food and drink. Also, you can find local crafts, musicians, dancers, and painters. Saturday is the day to go, it fills up with families and friends. Great atmosphere.

11.24.2008

Fishing

11.23.2008

Hill

11.22.2008

In bloom


The tree is called Jacaranda, they are everywhere in the city

11.21.2008

11.18.2008

Casino


From the beach, the building in the back is the Casino Carrasco

11.17.2008

11.16.2008

Colors

11.15.2008

Steps

11.14.2008

House in Punta Gorda


Punta Gorda is an area of Montevideo with spectacular views of the river

11.13.2008

11.10.2008

11.09.2008

11.08.2008

Museo del Carnaval ("Carnaval" Museum)


The Carnaval Museum is located in the Historic Old City of Monevideo (Ciudad Vieja), across the street from the Port and next to the "Mercado del Puerto" (principal gastronomic center of the country). This Museum honors the Carnaval as a cultural heritage, as conserving, protecting, documenting and exhibiting the collections that constituted the Carnaval of Uruguay. It is an interactive Museum where you learn, have fun and enjoy!