Monthly Archives: February 2020

teatro colón / buenos aires / argentina

today’s teatro colón, located between plaza lavalle and avenida 9 de julio, was built between 1889 and 1908 by the architects francesco tamburini, angelo ferrari, victor meano and julio dormal. It was opened on 25 May 1908 with the opera aida by giuseppe verdi. The theatre has 2500 seats and 1000 standing places.

As far as you know from wikipedia. Famous for its good acoustics, the building is one thing above all: monstrous and pompous.

carnival in gualegauaychú / argentina

Carnival is in your blood, – or maybe not. Our blood is not contaminated but we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to experience a South American carnival. So we bought, for local conditions, expensive grandstand seats to get access to the 1 km long parade area.

The show did not start until 10 pm and the noise from the speakers was unbearable. The carnival songs performed live by the groups always sounded the same to our tortured ears and I became convinced that only a chemically manipulated brain could bear all this, even consider it good. Only the half naked dancing girls were nice to look at but I would have preferred to see the other half as well.

Already at midnight we started our way home, because the motive cars were pulled so slowly through the arena that we get bored.

meat factory / uruguay

In fray bentos, on the border with argentina, an industrial meat factory was built in the 19th century and was in operation until 1970. At its peak, 4000 people worked here, who processed up to 2000 cattle into canned meat. Meanwhile the industrial monument belongs to the unesco world cultural heritage and due to lack of money it is dimming towards decay.


we are back on the road, here some more pictures from uruguay.