Imagine residing on one of the best spots in Uruguay to witness a sunset. I can’t count the amount of times that I’ve discovered heavenly locations that I yearn to build a house on.
I found another place to add into my list. Every evening, people would drive up to this particular spot, and wait for the sun to sink into the horizon. At the corner of the magnificent scenery lays a massive ,white (like the ones in Greece) structure that resembles the works of Gaudi (in Spain) -abstract and modern, it is like a page torn out off your fantasy dreams. The creative art piece is home to a very iconic man in the world of arts, where he had specially designed and built the house with the help of his friends for 30 years. Today, it is one of the best tourist spots in Uruguay.
This Uruguyan artist, a man named Carlos Páez Vilaró, owns a house on the edge of a sea cliff on Punta Ballena. He traveled extensively across the globe, working with the minorities (spreading influence of Afro-Uruguayan culture) and spreading his creative work in different forms, mainly through mural paintings. Based on the documentary I watched when i visited the house, it seems that he had marked his presence in every continent. Heck, even Picasso befriended this man and drew several paintings as a gift to him.
I’ve been wanting to enter this house since the first time I laid my eyes on it, and true enough, upon entry, you realize that every part of the house owns a beautiful view of the sea, with specific windows and doorways that allow rays of light to shine inside. What a masterpiece.
It’s no wonder, one of the things Carlos said in the documentary is that he finds inspiration through the various breath-taking panoramic sunsets, from his very own workshop at home.
Truthfully,after being informed about all the life achievements he has made, I wondered, what have I done, and have i accomplished enough?