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Old March 1st, 2011, 11:02 PM   #1
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Montevideo (Uruguay)

Pics were taken by me in Montevideo, in december, 2009.

Below, Las Ramblas and the coastline









Puente de las Americas


Rambla Franklin D. Roosevelt


Mercado del Puerto


Mercado del Puerto


Ciudad Vieja


Teatro Solis


Residential street in Punta Carretas
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 01:20 PM   #2
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I really liked the Montevideo waterfront when I visited. That was 20 years ago before they started pedestrian schemes in the old part of the city.
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 01:26 PM   #3
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Great, very nice photos from Montevideo, add more please...
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 09:20 PM   #4
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nice photos of the city.
just wondering why the city is called by its name
despite the absence of monte (mountain) in or around the place?


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Old April 26th, 2012, 01:03 AM   #5
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Is called Montevideo because the "monte" of the city was the sixth(VI) from east to west ( de Este a Oeste) in the river

Monte+VI+de+E+O= Montevideo

But other story says that the reason is because when the portugueses arrived and saw the "mountain" said: Monte eu video! but these story has not sense, because in portugues he shoud says: Monte eu vejo!


The "Cerro de Montevideo"
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Cerro de Montevideo por Ricardo Cuello, en Flickr

the fort there is in its top
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Fortaleza del Cerro, Montevideo, Uruguay. por forever_charrua, en Flickr

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DSCF4317 por fireonbudapest, en Flickr

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Montevideo por bondad!, en Flickr
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Old April 27th, 2012, 03:53 AM   #6
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This other story of the city name is based on the idea that the portuguese would have seen a mountain and said: ''Monte vide eu'', which is the portuguese version for the name of the city (Montevidéu) and means I saw a mountain, and not ''Monte eu video'' (this does not exist in Portuguese). Then it makes sense.
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Old April 27th, 2012, 06:25 AM   #7
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ah!! ok, I heard that it was wrong and I wrote it wrong when I check it in the translator... :/

thanks for the correction
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Old April 27th, 2012, 06:38 AM   #8
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nice updates....thanks for sharing.
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