For election day here in Buenos Aires, Argentina, many places are closed. There is also a ban on alcohol from noon to 6pm. So, it’s a great time for a little road trip to Uruguay. I took the fast ferry and arrived in 1 hour.
Iglesia Matriz is the oldest church in Uruguay. This 17th century church was burned down once and reconstructed. I enjoy the pictures of old churches, and this one is so strikingly simple, but yet elegant. This is the normal photo that I would get with a camera. I’ve been learning a new technique called “High Dynamic Range” (HDR). The process involves taking at least 3 photos bracketed. One photo is done normal, one overexposed and one underexposed. I then put them into a program and the program takes the best parts of the photos and merges them into one photo.
And this is the picture after processing. It takes out the shadows and really shows everything up nicely…
This is the side of the main square in the town. Notice the cobblestone streets. The town was made popular in the 1700′s as a smuggling port for goods to Buenos Aires.
This is the Faro (lighthouse) located near the main square. In front are the remains of a convent. Here is the google maps link for the lighthouse in Uruguay.
What would a spanish fort town be without the walls and cannons?
There was a band playing in the main square later on in the day.
Another beautiful day in paradise… If you look closely along the horizon, you can see the tops of the buildings in Buenos Aires, Argentina.