Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Southern Loop - Day 3 - Montevideo, Uruguay

On April 12th, 2009 we left Buenos Aires on a 20 day journey that would take us on a voyage around the southern tip of South America (Cape Horn) to Valparaiso, Chile, followed by a bus ride over the Andes, through Mendoza, Argentina and back to Buenos Aires...a "southern loop". The following is some of the things I saw on Day 3.


Montevideo, Uruguay

Old fort city,
on a capitol coastal river hill.
Fall jacket shade.
Side street graffiti,
Plaza Independencia.
Armored trench coat shotgun banks.
Zillertal Beer tastes like PBR.
Cool big river night.
New Rasta-dyed wool hat.
Orange vested crane container shipyard.
Pulling, tugging out of port.
The sun expiring on the Rio de la Plata.

Plaza Independencia

the top of Palacio Salvo

Montevideo Gorilla

Imagine if you're job was to carry around a shotgun all day. Sound like an awesome gig? Then Montevideo is where you want to be. Uruguay is the Sweden of South America, and the money here moves (by old beat up armored trucks and shotguns). Not the clean-cut uniform type? No problem. We saw shady looking guys in trench coats with shotguns too. (Clay this shot(gun) was for you buddy.)

giving some dude a gorilla sticker

When I go home I'm building a fort.

ship blue sun

panorama of Montevideo

Currently Reading:
Lonesome Traveler
by Jack Kerouac

Currently Listening To:
Song: Fake Empire
Artist: National


Anonymous said...

Great pics brother

Anonymous said...

Very cool Jimmy. Great pictures. PBR, mmmmmm..... -d