Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Yet another rusted truck HDR pic.
















Dedicated to all the rusted vehicle fans. Found in a deserted alley in Montevideo.

From the Past, Costa D'Amalfi


Some photos from a stop at Costa D'Amalfi, on my way to Sicily, Italy.
See the PDF

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Hot Dog
















The Hot summer weather is comming and all the city creatures need water. I found this dog refreshing himself on a water fountain in a park in Constitución neighbourhood in B. Aires.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Red River
















On my return from Montevideo y spotted this crimson sunset when I was boarding the ferry in Carmelo, Uruguay

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

The one and only
















Yes, Montevideo has Skyscrapers, starting with the Antel tower at the riverside. From there you have a great 360° view of the city.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Mercado del Puerto

Even though I tend to stay away from Touristic attractions, the Mercado del Puerto is a must see in Montevideo where you can enjoy a hearty asado. If you have time and transportation you can wonder deeper into the city and eat cheaper and as good in any parrilla.

Proud Owner


















Strolling through a neighbourhood fair in Montevideo I spoke with the proud owner of this 1931 Citroen Truck which he uses daily to carry his produce. Uruguay is full of these classics that are still running in perfect shape.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Buenos Aires and its Jacarandas













If you´re coming to visit Buenos Aires, do it in spring, for that matter, any city is nicer in sping, especially those that have nice trees planted, which is the case of Buenos Aires and its Jacarandas ( a native south American tree). This is Av. Sarmiento at the "Bosques de Palermo".

From the Past, Rome
















Today I'm posting a PDF with pics from two days I spent last year in Rome, not because I have'nt any new stuff, but because I´m overwhelmed by the amount of pics I have'nt processed yet, right now I´m a year and a half behind. Anyway click on the pdf above and enjoy.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

will buy any scrap
















I found this plane on someones front yard in montevideo, this guy will buy any scrap metal you´ll sell.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Speed chess in Montevideo
















While in downtown Montevideo I bumped into these very typical uruguayans playing speed chess on the sidewalk of a very busy street. lots of concentration and speed, that´s the secret.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

The Uruguayan Chivito
















Today I present "El Chivito uruguayo". That´s the a local version of the kaiser on a bun. This one is the "canadiense" or canadian, wich is the suped up version of the chivito, with bacon pepers and the works, a real gut stuffer.
PS: The beer in Uruguay is quite good as well.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Spring has arrived

Something about spring, even though as I write this, Buenos Aires is half fludded and the rain keeps coming down.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Asado is not a Barbeque
















I confess myself a big fan of BBQ´s but I strongly disgree with those who will make burgers out of ground stirloin, eat it whole man... In any case the argentine asado as well as the Uruguayan and Brazilian equivalents are the way to cook your meat, or anything else that falls on the grill for that matter. Be it that you like prime cuts or the guts and niblets that acompany them, or chicken or veggies or pizza. nothing equals a good asado made with good wood or coal. oh and do´nt abuse the chimichurry, good meat only needs salt.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

El Fileteado Porteño

Fileteado is a type of artistic drawing, with stylised lines and flowered, climbing plants, typically used in Buenos Aires It is used to adorn all kind of beloved objects: signs, taxis, lorries and even the old colectivos, Buenos Aires's buses.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Under Repair
















I really enjoy walking around the neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires, and see the classics under repair, plus the authentic cobble stone roads and vintage houses. These are not the recycled cobbles of the touristic areas that are renovated to look old.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Its a Plane, its a bird...

















This past sunday y stumbled upon an Open House of the French Embasy in Buenos Aires, the lineups went on for two blocks to get in and take the tour, here people are admiring the painting on the ceiling. I congratulate the Argies on their cultural tastes. The embasy itself and the sorrounding area are very Paris like.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

La Recoleta Cemetery

Why am I posting more stuff about Buenos Aires, than other Places I´ve been to? I guess cuz there are more things to see per square mile in B.A. than there are in other places, and transport is cheap, and its flat, so you can bike, and many places are free admission, opposed to places like London (U.K) where you will pay a minimum of L15 to get into a nice place, plus another L10 for the train. (I like London the same).
Today I bring you the Recoleta Cemetery where all Argentina's Who is Who are buried. People that have cities and roads named after them.

Monday, 27 August 2012

The way back

Driving can take its toll, specially on a 2500 km trip from Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires, but considering the ever growing harassment and ridicoulous waiting time involved in flying, driving becomes more tolerable. I saw these trucks at a gas station when we stopped to refuel.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Break at the Board














Nothing like being boresd at a nice place. Found this chess set in Sao Paulo, brazil and decided to play around with the pieces. Hope you get the idea.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Cordoba, indeed a nice place to visit

I stopped for a day in Ciudad de Cordoba, and was delighted by its tranquil pace of life, opposed to the bustling mega cities I always get to work in. I recommend its beautiful colonial churches, specially its Cathedral pictured here. Cordoba is the second largest city in Argentina.

Green power

This one runs on green fuel...I found this car among other rusted vehicles in Villa Ojo de Agua, in the Santiago del Estero province in Argentina, there was´nt anything special to see over there except for a mini car cemetery on an empty lot, wich produced many inspired images.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

At the Mercado Central

If you want to see colours go to the Mercado Central in Buenos Aires, there you can buy everithing you need from food to cleaning stuff, very cheap too.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

El Teatro Colon
















The Teatro Colón  (Columbus Theatre) is the main opera house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, acoustically considered to be amongst the five best concert venues in the world. I had the chance to attend a free concert on a Sunday Morning, and was delighted with its european interior.

Friday, 8 June 2012

the colours of Jujuy


This was part of the reenactment of the exodus of the province of jujuy during the independence wars of argentina. See the Pdf

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Rust-ic cars of Buenos Aires in HDR
















These beauties are found in the streets of Buenos Aires, I don´t think its abandonement but mostly that they lack driveways. I also processed the pics photomatix HDR software for an extra unf.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Before and after

Went to Mataderos this week to buy Meat for the traditional 25 de Mayo asado (Independence day) and saw this cute piglet on display. 

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

il cuoco pazzo


The Mad cook, is my buddy Alejandro that makes the best homemade fetuccini in town, specially formulated for a rainy Sunday.

Dedicado al Cocinero loco de Grand Bourg, los mejores fideos caseros del pais.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Luve yer sneakers

Cool sneakers at a school in Parque Saavera, Buenos Aires

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

The Rio de la Plata

The Rio de la Plata or river Plate is located at the edge of Buenos Aires, that curiously gives it back to the river, unlike other places that place their water front in prominent places.    

Monday, 30 April 2012

La Fragata Libertad
















This frigate is the shool ship of the Argentine Navy and is docked at the Buenos aires Port close to the Buquebus terminal.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Style on the River
















This charming building is the Tigre Art Museum, located in Tigre on the Buenos Aires province . Built for  the regatta club of that city in 1909.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

The General lies here





At the Metropolitan cathedral in Buenos Aires you can visit the grave of Gen. José de San Martin, hero of the Argentine independence. Each hour they have the changing of the guard, done by the Granaderos or Mounted Grenadiers, who serve as the presidential guard.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Basilica Maria Auxiliadora






One of the most beautiful churhes in Buenos Aires is the salesian Basilica de Maria Auxiliadora, at the intersection of Hipolito Irigoyen and Quintino Bocayuba, in Almagro.





El Tranvia





If you visit Buenos Aires don't miss out on the historial streetar ride in Caballito on Sats and Sunds.



Saturday, 7 April 2012

Holy Week in Buenos Aires




Holy thursday: one of the historic Basilicas of Buenos Aires, Nuestra Señora de la Merced

Friday, 30 March 2012

Iguazu Falls, Niagara can Wait


Comparisons are odious. I think that Iguazu and Niagara are both spectacullar, but Iguazu has that tropical side that makes the difference.

See Pdf

Thursday, 15 March 2012

At the quesadilla stand



On my last day in Mexico I treated myself to some quesadillas for lunch, upon arriving at the distinguised establishment I asked for a place to sit, and was ushered to the upper floor, where I had a wonderful view of the grill that stood inmediatelly under me thus sending all the smoke in my direction. (the price of a good shot, and a good meal too, for 4 bucks, can´t complain)

Saturday, 10 March 2012

The Irish fought here too.





Plaque outside a church in San Angel, Mexico city in honour of the Irish that fought against the american invation of Mexico, in 1847.



Friday, 9 March 2012

The prayer



A lonely prayer in a lonely chapel. San Angel, Mexico City

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Watched by the god



The right moment in Downtown Mexico City.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Colours at San Miguel de Allende




Even though I got soaked by the rain, I still got some lovely images at San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.

Tlaloc and the Rain



Since its been raining out of season, and therefore ruined some of my excursions, I decided to blame it on Tlaloc, the Aztec deity of rain, whose 165 tn satue sits in front of the Antropology Museum in Mexico City ( a must see ). this monolith was laying on it back on the outskirts of the City, and was moved to the museum in 1964.