|Let's walk on the Rambla|
So Sunday is a bad day to go downtown to the Centro or the Ciudad Vieja as not much would be open except for the Mercado Del Puerto. And a central city where there's not much open and not many people is (a) no fun and (b) no safe. But the neighborhoods of Montevideo are lively, energetic and safe on Sundays so this was a great time to further explore the Pocitos neighborhood and take a walk on the Rambla.
|Looking down Rambla Mahatma Gandhi|
|A section of sandy beach|
The Rambla has something of a "fitness station" right there at the beachfront:
|Fitness center right on the beach|
After walking along the Rambla for several blocks, I veered inland. And when you do that, there's always a beautiful old church to photograph.
|Iglesia Sagrado Corazon|
This is the Iglesia Sagrado Corazon. It was not open for me to go in and take a look. Next was one of the more interesting shopping malls you will find anywhere:
|Punta Carretas Shopping|
|The Uruguay Natural parrilla in Punta Carretas|
They couldn't find a table for me, so they had me sit at the bar. Sin problemas! It gave me an up close view of the grill:
|Grill master at his craft|
My steak arrived. Would I be burned (to a well-done) a second time?
|Boneless ribeye accompanied by steak fries, skin on.|
Chicken pate, a.k.a., chicken liver.
It was good. It didn't taste livery at all.
Forified by finally getting a delicious Uruguayan steak, I continue on my journey: to the lighthouse!
I leave the beautiful wonderful smelling Uruguay Natural restaurant. I've finally eaten a delicious steak. And, almost metaphorically, the sun is breaking through the clouds and there's a bit of blue in the sky. I'm starting to feel that ol' vacation magic.
I walk down a small side street toward the Rambla.
|Jose Luis Zorrilla De San Martin|
|This man is important enough in Uruguayan history to get his statue on the road that leads back to the lighthouse|
|I don't know what kind of tree this is. Do I look like an arborist?|
And I welcomed to the lighthouse site:
|Entry into the Punta Carretas lighthouse site|