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Colonia, Uruguay and Ancient cars

February 28, 2009

It took us only an hour on the high speed ferry to travel across the Rio De La Plata river from Buenos Aires to the historic, UNESCO protected town of Colonia Del Sacramento, Uruguay. Like so many fortuitous and unexpected discoveries that happen when traveling, I immediately noticed that there were ancient autos-everywhere. Many were derelict, some running and maintained by loving hands, but all had the patina of weathered metal,wood, chrome and the phosphorescent beauty of of decay-  as did some of the owners.

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flower-car-wide-colonia-ur1Colonia’s Sycamore trees, revered by the residents, line the quiet streets in the old section of the city.

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