Buenos Aires photologue

Well after nearly 3 weeks in BA I feel I have to report. A picture can replace a 1000 words they say – phew! If I tried to replace THIS number of pictures, tapping single fingered on my notepad would have become VERY tedious! I guess so would reading my blog!

So herewith a photologue of a great city in which I could easily settle down, grow old and “demand to be buried like Eva Peron” (Evita, the musical)…

Eva’s mausoleum in Recoleta cemetery

Eva Peron mausoleum, Buenos Aires

On the subject of the cemetery… wow, what a way to go… or is that stay… the memory would certainly live on in a place like this. We visited on 3 separate occasions and were fascinated each time we went

Recoletta cemetry

Recoletta

Buenos Aires has so much to offer besides a cemetery.

It has architecture…

everything from the modern well designed building

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Old, built to last buildings…

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One of the widest avenues in the world with 13 lanes of busy traffic passing through – and even fountains in the middle

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and it’s fair share of religious buildings hidden amongst it all…

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And, of course, it has the Casa Rosada where Eva Peron was worshipped and adored…

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(Oops – did someone say Evita?)

It has the most UN-zen set of Japanese Gardens that I have ever been in… But more of these in my next post…

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It has it’s poignant spaces too – like the permanent memorial to those who died in the Falklands war – well, at least those on the Argentine side

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It has street art. Clever, witty, poignant, political, rude – sometimes all at the same time. This might be formal.. Oh so many grand statues… permanent or transitory

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Or it might be less formal – graffiti with realist pictures, banksy-type daubings, political messages, and messages from the heart and art for art’s sake

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It also has it’s formal spaces for art such as the Museo del Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires or MALBA for short

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And of course the musical art that Argentina has given to the world – Tango

Tango – everything from the real deal late night bar scene with a live band

Tango band

Through the posh dress up “Tango Spectacular”…

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Continuing through people dancing in the street for money..

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And people having a go at it themselves after only one brief lesson…

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Right through to people paying to pose as if they have been doing it all their lives…

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Or even… (If all else fails)

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And on a personal level it was a chance for Marc’s family to get together to mark his mother’s upcoming birthday… A rare occasion for Danila to be with all three of her children at the same time and a great opportunity for me to meet them all.

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So many reasons why Buenos Aries will be, for me, unforgettable…

1 comment

  1. So glad you enjoyed BsAs James. It is a marvellous city. Thanks for all the pictures.

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