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Ancient Water Reservoir Uruguay

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Colonia del Sacramento's historic Bastion of Carmen can be found on Rivadavia Street, right in front of the port. There is evidence that it was constructed as early as 1880 when the Portuguese arrived. As a military stronghold, the location was vital for repelling the Spanish invasion against the indigenous Charra people.

The catacombs were initially designed for warfare, hence their massive size and impressive solidity. This, together with the numerous reforms and restoration initiatives, has kept it in remarkably good shape. It is because it is one of the oldest structures in Colonia del Sacramento that has been observed in such good condition. Seeing the ancient halls, vaults, and masonry makes visitors feel like they've stepped into another era.

© Dan Kosmayer, 2011

All images are original and have been taken by Dan Kosmayer.

All my fine art prints are available as limited edition prints ONLY, professionally printed on Hahnemuhle fine art - archival museum grade paper. Each artwork is limited to 50 editions in each size, plus 2 artist proofs, signed and numbered on the reverse of the photograph. And it is also accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity. Print only (unframed).

* If you would like a Custom size outside of these sizes, please email us, and we’d be happy to tailor it to whatever you’re after.

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Your prints are carefully packaged, poster rolled, shipped & tracked to your door.

Please allow up to three weeks for the production & delivery of this print.

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