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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Colonia Escolar de Vacaciones

this buidling used to be the first hotel in piriapolis. built in 1905 by francisco piria. it was called Hotel Piriápolis and it's now called colonia escolar de vacaciones. it's an elementary school. in front of the school is the beach. how can you concentrate?

next to the school is the argentino hotel which is still a hotel and was once the largest hotel in south america. the construction took 10 years to complete from 1920-1930 at a cost of millions of pesos.

this picture was taken on the far left side of the argentino hotel.

francisco piria in 1900


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