Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Uruguay with Fiona

Fiona and I took the ferry out to Colonia, a small Uruguayan city on the shoreline of Rio de la Plata. Colonia looks like a town out of the early 1900´s with empty cobblestone streets and a tranquility born, in part, of a way of life in which people walk everywhere. We spent the day on the beach singing songs, soaking up sun, reading Rumi.













She turned handstands in the sand...


















Some were more successful than others.


















I went climbing...














and found a leafy look-out spot.














On the way back to the boat we found ourselves unexpectedly in a forest of tree, reflection, and shadow.

5 Comments:

At 10:55 PM, Blogger DoctorGirl SF said...

Wow! The two of you are Art on the sand...

 
At 7:37 AM, Blogger aevia1 said...

That's a huge lake, it looks like an ocean. Maybe it is an ocean?
somehow I expected it ot look at least a bit tropical: it's south after all! Silly me, never been on the south side of the equator!
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Good handstand, Loosh. That takes upper body muscle: have you been working out??

 
At 1:53 PM, Blogger Lucia Graves said...

The body of water you´re seeing is Rio de la Plata. And no, I have not been working out, but you are correct in surmising that that handstand takes more upper body strength than I have...
I´ll have to go back and label these pics so you know who´s who and what´s what.

 
At 8:38 AM, Blogger aevia1 said...

I realize after a map perusal that Uruguay is really close to Buenos Aires. I'd be interested in your impressions of the city there that you visited.
There is an article in the op-ed section of the NY Times today about Uruguay that I will forward to you on your email account.

 
At 12:17 AM, Blogger aevia1 said...

About Colonia....why do people walk every where? Is it because good transportation, like NYC? Is it because cars are banned from the city center, like London is supposed to be, or like Yosemite Valley? Is it that people are too poor to own cars, like the Peloponnesus when Daddy and I were there thirty years ago. It sounds nice. Do your realize that Albany is also a town where people can walk for many outings and errands?

 

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