Monday, December 10, 2007

Asuncion, Paraguay





20 comments:

The Merry Widow said...

JM-Lovely buildings!

tmw

redneck preacher said...

Sic em

Semper Fi

HTOITA

Liz said...

so clean... not like caracas in any way, verdad Rita?

jennifer said...

Wow the architecture is amazing!

luvvom said...

Those buildings are great! I love the architecture.

Ashley said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I didn't expect it to be so pretty!!

What's the cross in front of the building in the first picture? O.o just curious...

Pat said...

Beautiful!!!

Love the buildings and how clean and peaceful it seems!!

Jungle Mom said...

liz, yes, the neatness of everything got my attention.

Charles said...

Wow from these shots it is a beautiful city.

Webutante said...

My, my, Rita, is the entire city this lovely? Please show us more of Paraguay.

gecko said...

Rita, these are lovely shots! and they're not easy to capture. I love these grand old buildings and the colours.
Some parts of NZ have these lovely "Art Deco" buildings, from around the 1920s, these remind me of them.
I must admit I'm surprised to see these buildings in Paraguay, but, to be honest, I'm not sure what I expected! Looks like a great place to visit. Pam

julie said...

Beautiful! It looks very well-kept there. I hope that's a good sign :)

Brenda said...

Home Sweet Home :)

Michael said...

What a lovely city; I never imagined Paraguay as being pretty.

Heck, I've never imagined Paraguay.

Jungle Mom said...

michael,
lol! you made me laugh with that one. Of interest to you might be that there is there seems to be a large Jewish, orthodox, community in Paraguay.

Julie's Jewels said...

Beautiful pictures!!

Rebecca said...

What a beautiful place!

Sun Productions said...

Beautiful photos. I love the architecture of downtown Asunción.

Sun Productions said...

This is our first summer here, as we've only been here since the end of March. I think it is nearly unbearably hot, but I keep hearing that it gets hotter! I really can't imagine it...I'm very grateful for the abundance of swimming pools in Asunción, almost every house seems to have one.

I hope that we are still here when you arrrive in July. My husband is working at the US Embassy, but our tour is only supposed to be for one year. We are hoping and praying that we get an extension, we have come to love Paraguay and the people here.

Thanks for the comment, and I hope to keep in touch, I'm still a newbie here, but I can help a little, if you have questions. Though with your daughter here, she's probably figured most everything out...

Take care.

Gringo said...

In addition to a Jewish Orthodox community in Paraguay, there is a substantial Mennonite community in Filadelfia in the Chaco. One has to be very strong of faith to move the the Chaco. Some of the drier parts of the Chaco - Filadelfia is not that dry- are dominated by trees with thick 2-3" thorns.

I'm sure that readers who have never been to Paraguay would similarly be blown away by photos of Lapacho trees in bloom. As you are now are in full summer, that time may have already passed.

Rita, how are you and VOS getting along these days? Another VOS tip: "para vos" instead of "para ti."