Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A last charter to Bella Vista

The Bella Vista Dock is close to the Carnelli railway station, the former Shell Oil tank farm (now UTE)  and a power generation station. I can imagine barges, maybe yachts, coming and going.  Ruined by pollution, next to the heavy traffic of city accesses, it is still a spectacular place to seize the Montevideo bay and wait for the sunset.

 Last Sunday, I noticed a new feature near the dock, a relatively large ship. This is big news for the place. I had never seen a ship there in several years. 

The ship looked as if she was in her last charter, just out of a Conrad sea story, grounded and waiting for the cutting torches. After sailing the high seas for a vessel's lifetime, there are worse places than Bella Vista for the end. 

Friday, November 02, 2012

The Red Champion

Hard to go through Colonia without bumping on some classic car. Some of them are used as sad orchards.


My favorite is a 1949 Studebaker Champion, always parked in a strategic place.


It is blazing red.


It has a back side designed to impress drivers of passed cars. The back window is divided, I would not know why.


The car has some beautiful details.


Kudos to the car owner for keeping this dream car in such a good shape, and thanks for sharing it with the world.