Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Argentine Adventure - Part 1

We just got back from a couple of weeks in Argentina, most of which we spent in Buenos Aires.  It's a lovely city that reminded us very much of a European city.  That's because during the 19th and early 20th centuries, wealthy Argentinians were francophiles, spending a lot of time in France and returning to Argentina to build mansions and office buildings that looked like they stepped right out of Paris.  There are also a lot of beautiful parks in Buenos Aires.  Here are a few pictures of Buenos Aires for you.

St. Martin, one of the liberators of South America from Spain

The British Tower

Get a load of this tree

Here it is from a distance

Rodin statue, one of the versions of "The Thinker"

The Presidential Palace

The fabric district - it went on for blocks

Statue of a Bacchanal in the botanical gardens

A serene spot in the botanical gardens

Las Malvines memorial - for non-Argentinans, Falklands War Memorial

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