Buenos Dias, Buenos Aires!
B.A. ferry terminal I arrived to
This is the Buquebus ferry I took from Montevideo. Btw, the ICBC building in the back is typical Chinese design, you don’t see many of those in B.A.
I walked about 1 km to my retro hotel
A retro elevator
My hotel room in pastel tones
The bathroom. Nice retro knobs!
Here’s what I’ve planned for my three days in B.A:
- Visit Ateneo Grand Splendid book store
- Walk down the widest avenue in the world
- Visit the tomb of Eva Perron
- Eat at Cafe Tortoni
- Visit the church of Pope Francis (unfortunately, that didn’t work out)
- See other stuff
Ateneo Grand Splendid book store
Awesome place !!
Avenida 9 de Julio
Here it is. The widest avenue on Earth
Aerial view (photo by Wikipedia)
Familia Duarte. This is the tomb of Eva Peron. Here’s an interesting article by BBC. Apparently, Eva’s body had been taken from Argentina to Europe and was only returned 20 years later!
Honestly, I don’t get what the fuss is all about with this place
Streets of Buenos Aires
Christmas tree at Galerías Pacífico mall
Typical B.A. architecture
The “Maidan” of Buenos Aires on Plaza de Mayo
The “replica” of the Iguazu Falls on Avenida 9 de Julio
Galerías Pacífico mall
Assorted cheeses and meat snack, interesting idea
B.A. Railway Station
Inside the Railway Station
University of Buenos Aires
Canadian Embassy in Argentina
Signs like this are everywhere – installments are shown in huge characters and the final price is fine print.
I have no idea what this is
Too many heavy trucks in the city make it difficult to breathe