Saturday, 28 February 2015

In passing snapshot - The urban tree lane

This pic was definitely taken in passing, hence its blurriness. The point is that cities with trees tend to give its inhabitants a certain serenity, something I´ve noticed in Montevideo.
In any case I found this stretch of Paraguay street very picturesque, adorned with a type of tree that here they call "Platano", found all over the city.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

A canadian relic - the Toronto made Overland

As funny as it may sound, in all my years living in Toronto, I never heard bout an overland car factory that had operated in the city. To my surprise when going over some shots I took at the old car show I covered in La Floresta, i saw that one of the early 1920's models was actually made in T.O.

It seems that overland was a division of Willys, later bought by jeep and GM, that had a factory located in Toronto the good. Funny that i came all the way to Uruguay to see one of these beauties for the first time.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

In Passing Snapshot - What car is this ?

On passing  by Avenida San Juan in Buenos Aires i spotted this half car body that is now gracing a stores facade. What car is it, beats mee, if you know let me know.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

In Passing Snapshot - The polkadot escalator walls

I liked the funky- Retro design on this escalator case at the Florida subway station in Buenos Aires.
See it also at 500px

Sunday, 1 February 2015

The Copper pot man in San Telmo

Here´s a tip for you, if you visit the San Telmo fair, on Plaza Dorrego, in Buenos Aires. Among the many tables found there, you will see the old man that sells copper ware, basically anything made of copper, but specially pans and pots which he makes himself. There isn’t much science in a copper pot, but these are well made and very cheap. Like normally a medium size copper pot will set u back around 120 to 150 bucks. Here you can get a brand new one for $40. I actually used one to make marmalade and was very satisfied with its performance, so I got a second one.