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Montevideo

fresh off the ferry from Buenos Aires
fresh off the ferry from Buenos Aires
horse carts serve in informal recycling
horse carts serve in informal recycling
at the Plaza Fabini
at the Plaza Fabini
an anti-smoking exhibit
an anti-smoking exhibit
a game of chess in the shade
a game of chess in the shade
in the Plaza Independencia, with the iconic Palacio Salvo
in the Plaza Independencia, with the iconic Palacio Salvo
a view from the Plaza into the side streets
a view from the Plaza into the side streets
back on the Plaza
back on the Plaza
statue and tomb of General Artigas
statue and tomb of General Artigas
a relic of the old city wall
a relic of the old city wall
passing into the old city (Ciudad Vieja) peninsula
passing into the old city (Ciudad Vieja) peninsula
in one of the great bookstores
in one of the great bookstores
on the Plaza Matriz
on the Plaza Matriz
looking out toward the Atlantic
looking out toward the Atlantic
żManuel?  żo Gloria?
żManuel? żo Gloria?
working on one of the old buildings
working on one of the old buildings
looking out toward the fishing wharf
looking out toward the fishing wharf
back in the old town
back in the old town
the Palacio Taranco, now a house museum
the Palacio Taranco, now a house museum
not all the old structures are saved
not all the old structures are saved
back in the Plaza Independencia near sundown
back in the Plaza Independencia near sundown
next day, heading from the centro to the Atlantic coast
next day, heading from the centro to the Atlantic coast
the centro's cemetery
the centro's cemetery
in the sepulchre
in the sepulchre
the newer section has a view of the ocean
the newer section has a view of the ocean
it's so hard to leave
it's so hard to leave
a bit livelier out on the streets again!
a bit livelier out on the streets again!
a weekly food market
a weekly food market
in town again to visit the Museo del Gaucho
in town again to visit the Museo del Gaucho
showing art and craft of the gaucho lifestyle
showing art and craft of the gaucho lifestyle
back out again...
back out again...
...and into the Museo de las Migraciones
...and into the Museo de las Migraciones
celebrating 100 years since the Mexican Revolution
celebrating 100 years since the Mexican Revolution
heading into the port area
heading into the port area
and the Mercado del Puerto!
and the Mercado del Puerto!
back into the centro
back into the centro
in the Museo del Azulajo (Tile)
in the Museo del Azulajo (Tile)
examples from several centuries and from many sources
examples from several centuries and from many sources
the 19th c. French company Devres, favored in Montevideo
the 19th c. French company Devres, favored in Montevideo
you don't have to walk far to find living examples on the street
you don't have to walk far to find living examples on the street
next day, a trip out to Punta Carretas, a short distance from central Montevideo
next day, a trip out to Punta Carretas, a short distance from central Montevideo
the lighthouse on the point
the lighthouse on the point
looking back toward Montevideo's old town...
looking back toward Montevideo's old town...
...visible if you squint!
...visible if you squint!
looking north along the water
looking north along the water
Pocitos beach
Pocitos beach
off in the distance is the town of Carrasco
off in the distance is the town of Carrasco
heading into the Carretas suburb
heading into the Carretas suburb
a street fair
a street fair
time to head back to the ferry!
time to head back to the ferry!