Another visit to Aquas Dulces

Location of Aguas Dulces, Uruguay

Strange structures seem to dance, witch-like, as we drive into Aguas Dulces. They turn out to be paja (straw), the local equivalent of quincho. However, here they also use paja in walls as well as roofs.

Starting my walk around town, I notice what must have once been a map but appears to have evolved into an existential statement:

Faded map in Aguas Dulces, Uruguay
“You are here”

A house that survived, inexplicably, the storm that destroyed so many others. I remembered this one being in much worse shape, and indeed: compare with the picture in the previous post. Somebody’s been busy!

Aguas Dulces, Uruguay, November 2016

Lovely afternoon light. There’s a cat in the picture, and several more nearby.

Next morning, an amazing breakfast in an amazing setting. The onshore wind blows back the top of  the waves. The face of the farthest break is at least  two meters high.

Funky beach, funky houses.

Funky beach houses in Aguas Dulces, Uruguay

brightly painted garage, Aguas Dulces, Uruguay

¡Hasta luego, Aguas Dulces!



The triangles in the grate caught my eye, but there are so many other visual things going on as well.

The roof trusses in Syd and Gundy’s new house are complicated, and make a crazy spider web when projected onto the wall.



Dog Waiting for Walk, variations

Alas, I didn’t think to set the app to save the original photo. But look!

Dog waiting for walk

Dog waiting for walk

Dog waiting for walk

Dog waiting for walk

Dog waiting for walk

Dog waiting for walk

All variations crested in a few minutes using Prisma, free app on iPad/Android.

Here’s one from July in Cuzco, Peru. I thought this was a pretty dramatic shot.

Morning, Cusco

But look what Prisma does for it!

Cuzco sunrise (variation)
Cuzco sunrise (variation)
Cuzco sunrise (variation)

Is painting over?


Beach, street, hand, dog, roof

I was talking with an Uruguayan today about our arrival in Uruguay, how people always asked why we’d want to live here when we could live in the Untied Snakes (OK, they didn’t say it exactly like that). This picture I took yesterday reminds me of the answer (especially after almost three years in Mexico): tranquilidad.

Dusk on beach, Atlántida, Uruguay

Then this, a “garbage” photo that I don’t think I took but I like. Shades of Henri Cartier-Bresson, perhaps. Or maybe it’s the weirdness of the street reflector looking like a sixth finger? Whatever.

street/hand, Cuzco, Peru Cuzco, Perú, July 2016

And then, this, from a week and a half ago. Dog barking from a tile roof. Of course.


Busy sky!

Atlántida, Uruguay

I try to limit posts to a photo or two, but there are times, like yesterday, where one or two photos don’t do justice.

Lively sky, Uruguay

There appears to be a congress above the neighbors’ house.

Lively sky, Uruguay

Not to difficult to see faces interacting.

Lively sky, Uruguay

A dragon?

Lively sky, Uruguay

A dinosaur?

Lively sky, Uruguay

Lively sky, Uruguay

Lively sky, Uruguay

Lively sky, Uruguay

Lively sky, Uruguay

All leading up to …

Sunset, Atlántida, Uruguay

… a spectacular finale!

Sunset clouds and moon, Atlántida, Uruguay