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Buenos Aires

We visited several interesting spots during a short stop in this lively and wonderful city; the images here represent only a really small portion of this great place.

Built by European immigrants, this city carries a strong European architectural influence. Plaza de Mayo is the political center of the country. Here, we can see the well-known balcony of the Casa Rosada from which Eva Peron addressed adoring crowds of workers. The Metropolitan Cathedral, where the tomb of General Jose de San Martin, Argentina's most popular and revered hero, is also located at this famous plaza. The tomb of Eva Peron is in the Recoleta cemetery, however.

Fancy neighboorhoods, such as Recoleta, where truly European and luxurious neighborhood packed with elegant restaurants, outdoor cafes, bars, and a cinema complex that is the biggest and best in Argentina, stand in contrast with working class neighborhood, such as, La Boca, the oldest, most colorful, but most authentic neighborhood in Buenos Aires.

The neighborhood of La Boca was settled and built by Italian immigrants that worked in the warehouses and meatpacking plants in the area in the by-gone era. Originally, they used remnants of paints for parts of the house that needed painting using whatever colors available. The tradition of painting parts of houses in different colorful colors is well kept albeit more for tourists nowadays. The tango was allegedly born in this neighborhood and is performed on stage at fancy cafes in Buenos Aires, such as the famous Cafe Tortoni but also on the side-walk in La Boca. You have not been to Buenos Aires without seeing people dance the tango! Thank you for stopping by and please, feel free to drop a line or two.

For Meat Lovers Only!
For Meat Lovers Only!
The Balcony of Casa Rosada
The Balcony of Casa Rosada
Don't Cry for Me, Argentina!
Don't Cry for Me, Argentina!
Recoleta Cemetery
Recoleta Cemetery
The Tomb of General Jose de San Martin
The Tomb of General Jose de San Martin
Tango on Stage
Tango on Stage
Tango on Stage
Tango on Stage
City Lighting
City Lighting
Now, That's a Door!
Now, That's a Door!
The Hand of an Accordionist
The Hand of an Accordionist
Building Type Contrast
Building Type Contrast
Teatro Colon
Teatro Colon
Teatro Colon
Teatro Colon
Sign Outside a Cafe in La Boca
Sign Outside a Cafe in La Boca
Caminito Tango
Caminito Tango
Open Air Tango
Open Air Tango
Quite Acrobatic
Quite Acrobatic
Tango the Day Away
Tango the Day Away
Tango the Day Away
Tango the Day Away
Tango and More Tango
Tango and More Tango
Dance to the Music
Dance to the Music