Montevideo Express (4 of 5): Corazón de la Ciudad

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50mm @ 1/250, f/5.6, ISO 100

50mm @ 1/250, f/5.6, ISO 100

Uruguay’s capital city is home to approximately 1.3 million residents, more than half of the country’s total population. Located between Brazil and Argentina along a major Atlantic Ocean shipping route, Montevideo is Uruguay’s primary port. The city’s strategically-important location has made it a major cultural center, and over the centuries, a coveted jewel in the crown of several empires that fought to gain control of the city. Montevideo’s architecture reflects this colonial heritage and is also influenced by the art deco and modernism movements of the past century. The following shots, many from historic Ciudad Vieja, are a small sampling of the sights one might encounter during a stroll along Montervideo’s beautiful streets. Be sure to also check out my 35mm film post for more shots of the city’s unique architecture.

Palacio Salvo

14mm @ 1/500, f/8, ISO 100

14mm @ 1/500, f/8, ISO 100

General Artigas in Plaza Independencia

70mm @ 1/160, f/8, ISO 100

70mm @ 1/160, f/8, ISO 100

Hotel Palacio

70mm @ 1/250, f/6.3, ISO 100

70mm @ 1/250, f/6.3, ISO 100

Palacio Taranco

27mm @ 1/250, f/7.1, ISO 100

27mm @ 1/250, f/7.1, ISO 100

Iglesia Sagrado Corazón

35mm @ 1/50, f/2.8, ISO 100

35mm @ 1/50, f/2.8, ISO 100

Hotel Sofitel Montevideo Casino Carrasco

31mm @ 1/1600, f/5.6, ISO 400

31mm @ 1/1600, f/5.6, ISO 400

Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral

48mm @ 1/250, f/8, ISO 100

48mm @ 1/250, f/8, ISO 100

Palacio Legislativo

28mm @ 1/500, f/7.1, ISO 100

28mm @ 1/500, f/7.1, ISO 100

Universidad de la República

24mm @ 1/250, f/8, ISO 100

24mm @ 1/250, f/8, ISO 100

Ciudad Vieja from Torre de las Telecomunicaciones

52mm @ 1/2000, f/2.8, ISO 100

52mm @ 1/2000, f/2.8, ISO 100

Check out the high-resolution versions of these and other shots from my trip to Montevideo in my Flickr set.