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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Punta del Este it is! When I was there it was reputed to be the "Riviera of South America" and it had no high rises. There were some very attractive seaside homes that were obviously in the "high rent" category. The whole area had a laid back feel. But that was then. Now it has grown into a real city with numerous high rises--this is progress?

The old cars were a surprise. We saw this in Montevideo, too. Apparently you could import cars from anywhere, unlike Cuba, but the duty was prohibitive. The 1949 Buick and others of this vintage in Punta del Este looked to be in tip top shape, consistent with the neighborhood.
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