One Word Sunday: Closed

Debbie’s ‘One Word Sunday-Closed’ brought to mind something rather interesting we saw In Buenos Aires whilst on a river cruise.

The Sarmiento House is a National Historic Monument and is the exceedingly modest abode built of wood, is where former Argentinian President Domingo Sarmiento chose to live for over thirty years with his family after his time in office until his death in in1888. This museum stands on the bank of La Plata River and was enclosed in glass to preserve it against the elements.

This photo was taken in 2017 from our boat. It certainly looked very closed and I couldn’t see how anyone could get inside that glass case, but apparently it is visited every weekend by thousands of tourists, although I’m sure that COVID has changed all that for the time being.

I hope you’re all having a splendid weekend. To join in Debbie’s ‘One Word Sunday’ challenge, just click the link.

58 comments on “One Word Sunday: Closed

  1. This is amazing, a glass house to protect a house from decades ago to keep out the elements. The Sarmiento House looks like it has stood the test of time very well. Hope you are well, Sylvia ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. What a perfect way to avoid having to attend to the usual maintenance that a wooden building requires… and also keep the residents a little warmer… imagine how it would heat up on a sunny day…! As has been said, it would be interesting to see the inside of this seeming small, but perfectly preserved abode!

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  4. You have the most amazing posts, Sylvia. You had me scurrying around trying to find out more about Sarmiento. He was amazing. This is what I found out. While president of Argentina from 1868 to 1874, Sarmiento championed intelligent thoughtโ€”including education for children and womenโ€”and democracy for Latin America. Thank you for the introduction. Sending thanks and hugs!

  5. Oh for cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž Thanks for sharing this ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish I had a solarium for my house to keep the wind, rain & people away from me. Me & the cats would miss the birdies & squirrel visits & the occasional trail cam visits by raccoons , opposims, & feral cats in the night though โ—๏ธ

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