The Textures of Pocitos, Montevideo
One of the joys of wandering through Montevideo’s neighborhoods is the constant change in architecture, color and texture. In the seaside neighborhood of Pocitos, a drab grey home may be plunked next to a pop of pastel color, and a range of styles from old colonial to mid-century architecture tease the eyes. Sure, there is the boxy modernist institutional look of high-rises, but even then they often contrast with plants of all ages and street art that makes you stop and think. Add the views of the Rio Plata, Atlantic and Rambla from the waterfront homes and you are left with a city that I describe as just plain chill. Watch residents walk on by, notably the occasional paseadores de perros who apply their trade as they navigate packs of dogs, and are left with a city that is a joy to wander around and take it all in. Travel to Uruguay often starts in Montevideo, and it can easily drag on a while. See more of my time in Uruguay via Instagram.
Image credits: Leon Kaye