#40 Umbrellas

It’s been stormy in Austin these past few days, typically May tends to be wet and humid, and when the storms have passed it gets hot and humid. So I don’t mind this weather at all, after all we have 4 to 5 months of 90f+ to look forward to.

It’s been a sad and memorable week strangely in a good way, so I felt like posting something that just made me smile when I first saw it. This is an alley way in the San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It’s kind of hidden near a big square and around are just your regular bars, restaurants, coffee shops and small grocery stores typical for Buenos Aires, just grab a quick orange juice, gum or tomato sauce and you have what you need. We were exploring San Telmo on our last morning of our visit last year and we stumbled on this little alley. It’s tough to see but the red doorways are little boutiques with anything from jewelry to pots to little clay statues. And all the stores were closed, it was Monday morning so there wasn’t much to do.

In memory of Oma who passed away this week, I sometimes wished she could’ve visited places like these. She was very old school of course having grown up in the 30s and 40s, so even going abroad was a really big deal – let alone coming to the US or visit South America. Even though she sort of frequently went to Germany, Austria and Spain in the 70s, 80s and 90s, I wished she could’ve seen cultures outside of Europe as well. It would have been really fun to see her experience certain things like eating the biggest steak you can find, see real cowboys, drive through a major metropolitan city, listen to her reaction when standing on a skyscraper, and so on.

Anyways, the colorful umbrellas definitely represent her personality – Oma just made you smile, as does this photo. (November 2018)

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