25.7.12

Colonia

Since I am in Buenos Aires for work and have plenty vacation days 
saved up I decided that a few days off were well deserved.


So, I got up early and decided it would be nice to cross the Mar de Plata 
river and take the ferry from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Colonia in Uruguay and spend the day.


It takes about an hour to get there and it's a really comfortable ride.


It's one of Uruguay's oldest towns with a small population of 22,000 people.


I did a lot of walking and can imagine that living there must be very 
peaceful and very safe.


The homes are quite colonial and they are all different.


I happened to notice that all parked cars were unlocked, doors were open, homes did not care to have any bars on the windows or security doors.


It was a nice feel - people were so welcoming.


It is such a charming place, where you can be surprised if you look well.


For example, coming across an old car that's being used as a table in
a restaurant in the old town.

Saltworks jeans - H&M black jacket - H&M white cap - Bandolino brown boots - Michael Kors black bag

I also got to watch one of the most spectacular sunsets e.v.e.r.



6 comments:

Kristen said...

Lovely, and charming. Love the paint on the buildings, and that reinvented car-turned-dining-table is so clever!

It is funny to see you in winter clothes, too. ;-D

Mica said...

What a beautiful place to visit!

I like the car being used as a table too, so unique!

greygirl said...

Lovely! xx

Terri said...

I'm impressed by the classic cars and by how bundled up you are.

drollgirl said...

i LOVe it!! i want to visit! and/or LIVE THERE!!!!!

Elegance Personified said...

WOW this place has so much history. And how nice that it is so safe there. Beautiful photos, lucky that you got to visit. It seems pretty cold there though. What were the temperatures like?