On the border of Argentina and Brazil
From our plane
2.5 miles wide, 260 feet high in 270 separate falls.
Garganta del Diablo; the platform is on the Brazilian side
Map of Argentinian park
A few months earlier, floods had destroyed some of the walkways along the Falls
Boats take tourists underneath some of the cascades
Curtains of water and rainbows
The Great Dusky Swift is the symbol of Iguazu National Park
Great Dusky Swifts cling to rock faces next the waterfalls
Great Dusky Swifts careen through the waterfalls
Perched in a tree on a waterfall ledge
My naturalist brother-in-law says it is a cicada.
Butterfly winging its way to an epiphyte in bloom
Racoon-like animals are plentiful
Sign warning people not to feed or touch the coatis which are still wild animals
Coatis have become aggressive pests at park eating areas because people have fed them in the past
Colorful sign showing some of the native animals there
Marguay - small wild feline
Another type of toucan (male)
As seen from Puerto Iguazu, there is a distinct color change as the brown River Iguazu flows into it. Brazil is across the river on the right, Paraguay is the land on the left.
Three Frontier Monument marks the junction of the border between Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil.
Ornate pink Cathedral built in 1855
The multicolor San Francisco Church is a highly visible landmark. The main part of the church was undergoing renovation.
San Bernardo Convent
Local girls in the main square at night
Peñas are places of folkloric music which is more national in scope than tango
The red and black poncho is traditional in the northern region of Salta province
A greeter in traditional dress outside the Historical Museum of the North (Town Council)
Beautiful Colonial building
One of the tapas in the 9-course tapas dinner at the excellent Restaurant Bartz. Absolutely yummy!
Unique dessert. Chef Bartz worked at the fabled El Bulli Restaurant in Spain. The "egg white" was a coconut concoction, the "yolk" was mango, and the "fries" were apple strips with dulce de leche.