Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!!

We hope you had a marvelous new year's eve and are enjoying the start of 2012!  We didn't do anything to celebrate and bring in the new year but were awakened with the noise from all the fireworks being shot off.  In fact, some sounded like they were in our backyard.  As I was walking around the plaza this morning, I saw TONS of debris from all the fireworks.  Now that would have been the place to be...if we could have lasted that long.  We found a fun Santa decoration so wanted to show that.  Today we also went to the main plaza - Plaza 25 de Mayo - and took pictures of that as well as pictures from inside the main cathedral.  We were tourists for awhile this morning and enjoyed it.

This Santa was displayed on a rather busy main street in town.  He was waving to everyone as they passed by and we really liked it.  We didn't see many decorations so got excited when we saw this one.  It just seemed so out of place to find all the "winterized" decorations (Santa wearing long sleeves and jackets, etc.) when we're in the middle of summer. 

The following pictures were taken inside the Cathedral.  The ceiling had exquisite murals and the walls had some very old and beautiful paintings.  The "bodies" of the Savior and Maria were underneath one display, as you'll see.

An outside view of the cathedral.

Here's a view of General San Martin at Plaza 25 de Mayo, the date when the first government from Spain was set up and...Doug's birthday.  It's fun for him to see street signs and plazas honoring his birthday.  Plus we couldn't miss taking a picture of the Coca-Cola sign as they happen to be everywhere.  Frío means cold.  Remember, it's summer down here right now and quite hot so this really draws attention and appears very refreshing.

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