Recuerdos de Buenos Aires

February 06, 2016  •  2 Comments

A tranquil corner in the heart of Buenos Aires, note the bicycle lane on the left.

We are in Posadas Argentina tonight and are staying in a hotel that seems to have a pretty good internet connection, although I have to work in the lobby because there is no connection in the room. So here's a few more photos from our time in Buenos Aires. Keeping on the move as we are, my time space continuum gets a bit distorted so keeping track of when we did what becomes an issue. 

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I found Jesus in Buenos Aires and he was our waiter.

I liked this taxi driver, he had a very positive attitude about life.

A puppetier at the artesan market in Plaza Intendente Alvear

Tai Chi lessons in Plaza Lavelle

Making room for el perro

 Arte & Cafe

Part of an on-going political protest in Plaza Cinco de Mayo. The recently elected government of President Mauricio Marci has instituted austerity measures to reduce public spending which has not played well with the Peronistas and other opposition parties.

The Casa Rosada, Argentina's ceremonial Presidential Palace. It is from the balcony above the main entrance that Juan and Evita Peron rallied their followers to support their populist programs in the 40's and 50's. When we visited BA in '78, the iron fence was not there.

These were two photos I made in February 1978 at the Casa Rosada. I traveled with two Leicas, an M3 which I shot black & white film in and an M5 that I had loaded with Kodachrome slide film. The image on the left was made inside the entrance to the palace, due to the security I couldn't have made one like it this visit. The one on the right was tof the ceremonial lowering of the flag in front of the palace. I was hoping they were still doing that but we saw neither the colorful guards or the ceremony this time around, maybe it all went out with the military dictatorship?


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peter(non-registered)
lots of wonderful pictures of people
Mark C.(non-registered)
All wonderful. Jesus a bit of a disappointment; don't know what I was expecting. Love the two butts and arte and cafe most. Envy level rising.
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