Old street lamps line light the streets by night, but during the day they are lit by the flashes of cameras
Old Things in Colonia de Sacramento: A Photo Essay
The world quaint might have been invented in Colonia de Sacramento, Uruguay. In fact, the word quaint might not go far enough in describing this little colonial city snuggled up on the coast of the Rio Plata. If it weren’t for the swarms of tourists that roam the streets on weekends one might wonder if the town has become a ghost town. Colonia is a very popular day trip from Buenos Aires, and it is easy to see why. The town is very quite, very tame, and incredibly beautiful. This little gem is as photogenic as a city comes as it is littered with old cars, funky street lights, and thickly painted walls. This is my photo essay of some of the “old things” in Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay.
Cross over the old bridge into the colonial city of Colonia del Sacramento
Two men share a mate tea on the edge of the city’s walls: an old tradition
A freshly buffed Volkswagen bug is backdropped by an old church
I don’t think I’ve ever had to go out side to “weed” the old car.
An old dog lays in the sun protecting the streets form intruders, aka Argentineans!
A look out in to the sediment laden waters of the Rio Plata. Somewhere way out there is Buenos Aires.
An old street lamp sandst watch on the streets of Colonia.
Don’t you love the colour of this old wall?
This beer is old, well, it has been fermented.
I really hope this fish wasn’t old. Regardless, it was pretty darn delicious.
Ok, that’s all for this post. I’m going to ride out of here in my old car.
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