|Monumento a Maua en Plazuela Irinio Evangelista|
The major priority of the day was to eat at a parrilla in the Mercado Del Puerto
|The gates of Carnivore Heaven|
|My chosen parrilla|
The toughest thing about eating at the Mercado Del Puerto is that they cannot all be of equal quality. So I chose one at random. Sat down at the counter. I chose wisely because the waiter/order-taker spoke perfect English, seeing as he lives part of the year in the State of New Jersey. I ordered a half order of the "pulpa" and a chorizo sausage. The pulpa was good. It was a "rump steak," basically well cooked pot roast meat. The chorizo was incredible. It was like a pork kielbasa with just the right amount of heat and spice. And it was grilled, which every true carnivore knows is the best way to eat kielbasa.
|Walking through Ciudad Vieja|
|The view up Sarandi to the Catedral Metropolitana|
|Palacio Salvo viewed from Plaza Independencia|
In walking to Plaza Independencia, I did stumble on Montevideo's famous "Espacio Libre de Sexual Diversidad," or "Free Space for Sexual Diversiy." I thought there was supposed to be some sort of monument to sexual "diversity" somewhere in the city, but it's not a monument. It's not even a plaza or parque. Just a graffitti covered mini-plaza with some murals about sexual freedom. But it is the first such space in Latin America dedicated specifically to sexual minorities. Not including Carnaval in Rio.
|Espacio Libre de Sexual Diversity|
|The view of the Rio De La Plata down Cuidadela|
|El Monumento a Maua|
|See the Palacio Salvo lurking in the background at the left (izquierda)|