Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Site of the Baptism of Jules Laforgue

I have returned from my pilgrimage to Uruguay to find the birthplace of Jules Laforgue (sadly, the building was torn down long ago). But at the end of a full day wandering the streets of Montevideo I came upon the church where he was baptized, San Francisco de Asis!

I will write more later but wanted to share this fabulous photo of the church — which is incredibly decrepit, and not open to the public because it is practically falling down. The statue to the right is Uruguayan war hero Jose Artigas (in front of the Banco de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay).

Here's a link to one other lovely shot of the church (by someone else) on Flickr.

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