The subjects range from the barrios around us to the art and architecture that pervade them to the public "discussions" of issues to the every day rituals of life. Please enjoy.
1. Favorite neighborhoods
|Monuments in the cemetery|
|Linda at Palermo's Plaza Italia|
Palermo, a sprawling series of urban villages, is well known for its parks. MORE HERE.
Puerto Madero, recently renovated, still retains the flavor of the old port despite the growing number of high rises. MORE.
|Puente de la Mujer in Puerto Madero|
|Kurt at the entrance to Chinatown|
|Tango en San Telmo|
The Chinese supermarkets there stock an incredible variety of items, including home-made US-style oatmeal raisin cookies.
San Telmo, the oldest part of Buenos Aires, is famous for its Sunday antique and flea market. But the open-air tango performance was always our favorite feature.
|Palacio de Aguas Corrientes|
2. Art & Architecture
Incredible attention to detail for us defines the glory of Buenos Aires. One example: the Palacio de Aguas Corrientes, built and assembled in England and then taken apart, each piece numbered, and shipped to Buenos Aires for reassembling. MORE EXAMPLES HERE.
|Sidewalk memorial to victims |
of the Dirty War
Porteños are not reticent about making their opinions known. Graffiti is everywhere, protest marches are common, and memorials to famous citizens, fallen comrades, and inspirational heroes abound. MORE.
4. Daily Scenes
A few snapshots from la vida cotidiana below and HERE.
Chau chau besos.
|Young bandonista in San Telmo|