17 Januar 2010

up on the lighthouse

I took a speedy ferry to the old city of Colonia in Uruguay and wandered around the leafy streets of the Barrio Histórico, passing by lots of antique shops as well as people trying to escape the mid-day heat in the shadows of little bars and cafes or chilling under the trees at the waterfront.

Close to the waters of the Río de la Plata is a lighthouse painted in glazing white. You climb up the tower on some very narrow and steep stairs and if you can make it to the top you have a beautiful view over the old part of the town, the surrounding waters and some tiny islands in the distance.

It was the perfect spot to get some fresh air before I went back to the big city...

fyi: unfortunately the pictures are lost but I will buy a new camera soon!

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