Friday, September 5, 2008

Montevideo - Uruguay

When i open the envelepe i've found today in my mailbox, i just felt like jumping, not only because i've got a card from a new country but also because it was sent by a dear friend, better said, it was sent by my dear "sister" in Brazil Andréa "andreaeiko".
Montevideo is the largest city, the capital and chief port of Uruguay. Montevideo has a fine harbour, one of the most important in the Americas.

"Salvo Palace is a building in Montevideo, designed by the architect Mario Palanti, an Italian immigrant living in Buenos Aires. Finished in 1925, Palacio Salvo stands 100 metres high with the antenna included and was the tallest building in South America at the time.
The building was originally intended to function as a hotel, possibly mixed with some private residential units. This did not work out, and it never functioned as a hotel. There is now a mixture of offices and private residences in the building." - in:

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