Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Cielo y mar

The endless sandy beaches of Uruguay are beautiful, but what moves me even more is the country's light. It is rich, silky and intense, unlike any light I have seen anywhere in the world. (Maybe that's why I never saw my aviator abuelo without his sunglasses. Soy un vampiro, I'm a vampire, he used to deadpan).
Here are a couple of shots of the skies above Punta del Este's playa mansa at 5.30pm...
It's too bad I can't show you the night sky: on this pristine arch, the Milky Way stands out, spectacular and breathtaking. You'll have to travel to Uruguay to see it for yourself.

18 comments:

andrea tachezy said...

Great! I don´t have enough words to say how much I like to travel with you. Thank you for it.

design for mankind. said...

Oh my goodness--- this looks so beautiful.

mansuetude said...

makes me think

the ocean could tip out
or dribble like water
from a slanted glass!

tangobaby said...

Beautiful photos and travel insights. It's true that places we love have their own distinctive kinds of light. I wish you could take a picture of the Milky Way for us.

*un beso*

Jill said...

I'm loving all the cool angles in these photos!

atelier said...

It looks beautiful. Beaches must have been amazing! I'd love to go there for a holiday. Thanks for sharing your pics

Laura said...

Your posts and pictures wake up a curiosity to explore that place.

pierre said...

It is just so beautiful.

Jean-Louis said...

Il est dommage que tu ne puisses faire une photo du ciel la nuit a Punta del Este car tu aurais la chance de voir une constellation que nous ne voyons jamais chez nous a Paris par 49deg. Lat. Nord alors qu'a PDE 35deg Lat Sud tu vois chaque soir la Croix du Sud si chere a St Exupery.
Demande a Catcho de te la montrer en bon marin qu'il est...

Molly :] said...

That looks gorgeous..
sure beats rainy england!

coco said...

I really want to go to the beach after seeing these pictures

Anonymous said...

thank you for taking me places

karina said...

Great Blog!!
Enjoy Punta del este!
I suppose You are going to spend some days here, in Bs As.

pve design said...

The sky is so inspiring, all over the world, and beaches too. Fun traveling with you with-out the jet lag!

The traveler's soul said...

And I felt
like looking
at Punta del Este
through the gaze
of a bird flying
over the beach

chloe van paris said...

C'est magnifique...Enjoy your trip.

pia said...

wow, i'm so intrigued about this magical place now mary laure, and even more so when you mention this light! great posts x

Joanna Goddard said...

gorgeous....it's so fun to read these vignettes of your trip.... xoxo