Monday, January 14, 2008

More photos from Montevideo (January 14, 2008)

Mate (a kind of tea) accessories for sale - a complete set includes a cup, a spoon-shaped silver straw with a filter at the end, and a thermos of hot water. Uruguayan people of all ages never seem to be without their mate. I frequently saw people walking down the street with a cup in one hand and a thermos in the other. Some people even had leather shoulder bags for their mate sets.

Estadio Centenario, Montevideo's soccer stadium, where the first World Cup game was played in 1930 (Uruguay defeated Argentina 4-2). You can't see it in this photo, but the field is separated from the stands by both a barbed wire fence AND a moat!
In the center of town, a boy takes a break from collecting trash
People stop for a chivito, hamburguesa or chorizo at the Uruguayan equivalent of a diner. Chivitos are like hoagies, but with even more toppings: a piece of steak, a fried egg, either ham or bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, palm hearts and olives
A local policeman, with mate in hand

1 comment:

Farukh said...

Finally found some time to check out your blog. The photographs (no surprise) are great. I loved the photo of the Yeba Mate pots. Sabiha has a set, complete with the spoon-shaped silver straw. It's one of her favorite drinks.