Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia, Uruguay. Photos taken by Sofia Aguerre
Some words sent to me from Sofia, about the history surrounding the street in the photos;
"This place is called "La calle de los suspiros" (Street of sighs). There are several stories about this street. One of them is that the sentenced to death were taken to that street to drown when the tide rise. Another story tells that in the street, there were a lot of brothels where the sailors had fun, and the prostitutes sighed for them. The last and most told here is about a young girl who was waiting for her lover, when suddenly, a masked man thrust a dagger into her chest. The "sigh" was her last sigh...I've been to Colonia just once, two year ago, and it's a beautiful place."
Thank you Sofia for these photos!
You can check out her blog here; ennemidusommeil.blogspot.com, and you can also say hello to Sofia on twitter by clicking on her name at the top of the post.