Peñarol

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Images from the Penarol neighborhood, Montevideo, Uruguay. As most of the neighborhood, the barber shop it's also stuck in time.  Once and up and coming neighborhood, Penarol was a key location for the railroad system in Uruguay.  As its the use and relevance declined, the area was severely affected.  With the effort of some, there has been a resurgence driven by the creation of a museum of train station and several other improvements underway.  The sign offers haircuts for 30 local currency (equivalent to USDs 1.5) for kids and the retired.  Women and men need to cash out USDs 2 per haircut.  These prices are absurd by any standard in comparison to any other location in Montevideo.