carlsoncasa.typepad.com > Nov 06 2009--Montevideo City Tour

Raquel Taks, with an amazing repretoire of historical and personal information, took us to neighborhoods and places of interest covering all of Montevideo. Although you can never see all of a city, even in a life time, we experienced a real sense of Montevideo...its beauty, its charm, its good and not so good sides. But again what we experienced was the warmth and kindness and hospitality of its people. Thank you Raquel for a job well done, and for your laughter and kindness and now an on-going friendship.

A beautiful old Ford leaving the garage as we came in

A beautiful old Ford leaving the garage as we came in


Across the street from Raquel our new condo

Across the street from Raquel our new condo


Amazing architectural details 1

Amazing architectural details 1


ANCAP refineries and holdings on left side

ANCAP refineries and holdings on left side


Another old Ford in garage in Montevideo

Another old Ford in garage in Montevideo


Apartment balconies filled wtih flowers

Apartment balconies filled wtih flowers


Apartment balcony in Centro district

Apartment balcony in Centro district


Apartment front in downtown Montevideo

Apartment front in downtown Montevideo


Apartments in downtown

Apartments in downtown


Apartments in downtown 2

Apartments in downtown 2


Apartments in downtown 3

Apartments in downtown 3


Artesan shop downtown Montevideo

Artesan shop downtown Montevideo


Backside of The Fight sculpture

Backside of The Fight sculpture


Balcony detail on old apartment in Montevideo

Balcony detail on old apartment in Montevideo


Beautiful old architecture in El Cerro

Beautiful old architecture in El Cerro


Beautiful old Ford in garage downtown Montevideo as we arrived

Beautiful old Ford in garage downtown Montevideo as we arrived


Beautiful stonework on steps

Beautiful stonework on steps


Beautiful views from Punta Gorda neighborhood

Beautiful views from Punta Gorda neighborhood


Beef chicken and pork kabob for Jan'es lunch

Beef chicken and pork kabob for Jan'es lunch


Blue and green government offices in Montevideo

Blue and green government offices in Montevideo


Bright and beautiful home in Punta Gorda neighborhood

Bright and beautiful home in Punta Gorda neighborhood


Bus terminal mural in El Cerro

Bus terminal mural in El Cerro


Carrasco Resort and Casino being renovated

Carrasco Resort and Casino being renovated


Carrasco Resort and Casino being renovated 2

Carrasco Resort and Casino being renovated 2


Carrasco Resort and Casino Carrasco neighborhood

Carrasco Resort and Casino Carrasco neighborhood


Concrete art piece in art gallery window

Concrete art piece in art gallery window


Door handle

Door handle


Downtown Montevideo adn port from top of El Cerro

Downtown Montevideo adn port from top of El Cerro


Downtown square at El Pelegrino

Downtown square at El Pelegrino


Eduardo Yepes scultpure The Fight at Plaza de la Armada Punta Gorda Montevideo

Eduardo Yepes scultpure The Fight at Plaza de la Armada Punta Gorda Montevideo


El Cerro neighborhood home

El Cerro neighborhood home


El cerro neighborhood home 2

El cerro neighborhood home 2


El Cerro neighborhood old VW bug

El Cerro neighborhood old VW bug


El Cerro neighborhood old VW bug 2

El Cerro neighborhood old VW bug 2


Home and apartments in PUnta Gorda neighborhood

Home and apartments in PUnta Gorda neighborhood


Home in Carrasco neighborhood

Home in Carrasco neighborhood


Home in Carrasco neighborhood 2

Home in Carrasco neighborhood 2


Home in Carrasco neighborhood with vicious guard dog

Home in Carrasco neighborhood with vicious guard dog


Horsedrawn garbage truck

Horsedrawn garbage truck


Horsedrawn garbage truck coming down the road in Montevideo

Horsedrawn garbage truck coming down the road in Montevideo


Horsedrawn garbage trucks 1

Horsedrawn garbage trucks 1


Horsedrawn garbage trucks 2

Horsedrawn garbage trucks 2


Horsedrawn garbage trucks 3

Horsedrawn garbage trucks 3


Horsedrawn garbage trucks4

Horsedrawn garbage trucks4


House of the Presidente of Montevideo

House of the Presidente of Montevideo


Independence Square in the rain

Independence Square in the rain


Independence Square in the rian 2

Independence Square in the rian 2


Isle Ratton from El Cerro

Isle Ratton from El Cerro


Jane at old military encampment at top of El Cerro

Jane at old military encampment at top of El Cerro


Jane at old military encampment at top of El Cerro 2

Jane at old military encampment at top of El Cerro 2


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