Museo Arte Precolombino Indigena

I went for a walk this morning to look for the ‘old town’ section of Montevideo. I’m not sure I found it.

 

I did find a lot of old buildings, though.

 

Couldn’t resist the kitty cat.

 

Notice anything similar in all these pictures?

 

Hardly any people. There are cars here and there, but there’s no one around. Most of the businesses I passed were closed – some, apparently, for a long, long time. It’s a Monday today and I don’t think it’s any kind of national holiday here. It had an almost ghost town-like feel to it.

 

(Here are a few neat looking things I saw on my walk).

 

 

From a distance I could see new high-rise buildings. Maybe the old areas are just being abandoned. It’s sort of sad. Maybe these old places just need a little TLC.

So, I looked at my little city map / tourist guide to try to come up with a direction in which to go and saw that I was fairly close to the Museo Arte Precolombino Indigena. Definitely sounded interesting.
This is the front entrance. Okay, this is the view from the front entrance. I like these odd-angle shots, anyway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-Colombian Spam

 

 

Don’t ask. I don’t know.

Don’t forget, the name of this blog is Ziggyseamstress. I do tend to focus on fabrics! This is incredibly fine work.


Ceremonial Masks

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There was also an area for modern art – mainly fabric related. Woo hoo!
So vibrant!

This was ethereal.

The building that houses the collection is quite large, but there were not a lot of exhibits at this time. Lots of closed doors.

I’m not quite sure what to make of Montevideo. Before I came here, I’d read a few things online which made me think that it might be a little too snobby for me. It’s definitely not that. The people are very nice. But it has an almost sleepy small town feel to it (except for the Feria, of course!). Tomorrow I will look into renting a bicycle. Maybe that’ll be the ticket.

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