It's a gorgeous Sunday morning and a perfect day for a street market. Following William's coffee experiment we take Aveneda 18 de Julio east for 2 km to the Féria Tristan Narvaja.
The Féria is setup every Sunday and runs down the middle of the street for eight full blocks. A wide variety of goods are sold - pets, produce, cheeses, clothing, belts, DVD's, electronics, bakery to name a few. When we arrive at 11 am the street is swarming with shoppers. We have fun looking at the displays, but nothing compels us to buy and we head back toward the apartment.
We have a lunch of beef Milanese at Bar Facal, which claims to be the oldest bar in Montevideo. Outside is Fuente de los Candados, a fountain with thousands of love padlocks on it's gate. Next to it is a statue of Carlos Gardel, who is famous for singing tango and his tango compositions. He died in a plane crash at the height of his career, so I sat down with him while he enjoyed his coffee.
It is such a beautiful day with perfect breezes. In the late afternoon we walk to Plaza Zabala to listen and watch the parrots who frequent the trees in the park. Today there are visitors - a pair of hawks cause some concern for the parrots.
Hi. I'm Anne. I wander around the world with William.
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