Monday, July 11, 2011

Plaza of the 33

One of our tour stops was the Plaza of the 33.  It's on 18th of July and is right in front of the firehouse.  Up until the 1930's, firemen in Uruguay were part of the army.  They fought in some battles, including one right in this square.  There was a coup in the 1910's, and the outcome was fought out here - the ones the firemen supported won.  For some reason, they had a pretty clear field of fire from their (red brick) building covering all of one side of the square.  Lots of really nice architecture around it, too.

1 comment:

mdgtjulie said...

Wow, what great photos, and a great story to boot. It's all wonderful!