Argentina and Uruguay Map
Argentina and Uruguay Map
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Obelisk
Obelisk

Landmark in Avenida 9 de Julio - the widest avenue in the world. (Photo from internet)

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Image of Evita Peron
Image of Evita Peron

On Avenida 9 de Julio

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Capitol Building
Capitol Building

Rodin's sculpture "The Thinker" in the foreground in the Plaza de Congresso

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Capitol Building
Capitol Building
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Interior of Colon Theater
Interior of Colon Theater

Newly renovated, the magnificent Colon Teatro is open for tours

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French style architecture
French style architecture
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Floralis Genérica sculpture
Floralis Genérica sculpture

Given to the city by Argentine architect Eduardo Catalano in 2002. The sculpture moves closing its petals in the evening and opening them in the morning, although this mechanism is currently disabled.

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Casa Rosada
Casa Rosada

The Presidential office building with the Plaza de Mayo in the foreground

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Casa Rosada
Casa Rosada

The Presidential office building

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Confitería El Molino
Confitería El Molino

An important example of Art Nouveau style, this was once a cafe that was a favorite meeting place for the rich and famous. Now, sadly, it is filled with squatters and badly deteriorating.

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El Ateneo Bookstore
El Ateneo Bookstore

Fabulous setting for a cafe and bookstore in a renovated theater

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MALBA
MALBA

Museum of Latin American Art

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MALBA
MALBA

Chuck sitting on a fun unravelling bench in the Museum of Latin American Art

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Fin de siècle European architecture
Fin de siècle European architecture

Upscale Recoleta neighborhood

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Recoleta Cemetery
Recoleta Cemetery

A sculpture fantasyland. Most people make a beeline for Evita Peron's grave.

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Recoleta Cemetery
Recoleta Cemetery
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Recoleta Cemetery
Recoleta Cemetery
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Barolo Palace
Barolo Palace

Built in reference to Dante's Divine Comedy.

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Synagogue
Synagogue

Argentina has the largest Jewish community in Latin America (the 7th largest in the world).

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Tango signs
Tango signs
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Tango show
Tango show

At El Viejo Almacen in San Telmo

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Tango show
Tango show
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Tango street art in San Telmo
Tango street art in San Telmo
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Tango musician mime in San Telmo
Tango musician mime in San Telmo
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Tango in the street
Tango in the street
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Tango in the street
Tango in the street
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Aging Tango dancer
Aging Tango dancer

Performing in the street at the San Telmo Flea Market

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Barrio Norte neighborhood
Barrio Norte neighborhood

View from our apartment

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Puerto Madero Waterfront
Puerto Madero Waterfront

This district occupying a significant portion of the Río de la Plata riverbank represents the latest architectural trends in BsAs

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Palermo Neighborhood
Palermo Neighborhood
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La Boca Neighborhood
La Boca Neighborhood
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La Boca Neighborhood
La Boca Neighborhood

Colors of the Boca Juniors, football team. The stadium is also painted yellow and blue.

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La Boca Neighborhood
La Boca Neighborhood
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San Telmo Market
San Telmo Market
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San Telmo Neighborhood
San Telmo Neighborhood

The Sunday Flea Market at Plaza Dorrego

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Crazy about Mate
Crazy about Mate

Argentinians love their mate drink and are seen sipping from their cups all over the city, thermos under an arm.

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Mate cups
Mate cups

Mate is traditionally brewed in a gourd and drunk directly from it with a special silver straw that also filters out the herb bits. Even a cow hoof can be a mate cup.

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Lapacho tree
Lapacho tree

A famous harbinger of spring

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Blooming Jacaranda Trees
Blooming Jacaranda Trees

We missed it! We were one month too early to see this sight of jacarandas in bloom (photo from internet)

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Blooming Jacaranda trees
Blooming Jacaranda trees

On Avenida de Julio - We missed it! We were one month too early to see this sight of jacarandas in bloom (photo from internet)

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Dogwalkers (paseaperros)
Dogwalkers (paseaperros)

The dogwalkers with their mass of furry charges are a common yet surprising spectacle anywhere near a park but especially in “well-heeled” areas of the city

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Dogwalker (paseaperro)
Dogwalker (paseaperro)

The dogs are always well-behaved and never seem to fight

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Dogwalker (paseaperro)
Dogwalker (paseaperro)

It is a sign of status to have your dog walked by someone else.

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Meat and Malbec
Meat and Malbec

We were M&M'd - and had to detox from our Argentinian binge of Meat and Malbec

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Meat and Malbec
Meat and Malbec

We were M&M'd - and had to detox from our Argentinian binge of Meat and Malbec

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Cafe in Recoleta neighborhood
Cafe in Recoleta neighborhood
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Cafe Tortoni
Cafe Tortoni

One of the oldest and most beautiful classic cafes in the world. Visitors to the cafe and the tango performance space reads like a Who's Who of latino dignitaries, artists, and writers.

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French bakery and cafe
French bakery and cafe
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Submarino at an outdoor cafe
Submarino at an outdoor cafe

Hot milk served with a chocolate bar on the bottom looks like a submarine until you stir it.

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