After sightseeing, time for shopping
Argentina

After sightseeing, time for shopping

Miranda

[ Jan.2016 ] After the very well organised sightseeing tour, it was the time for shopping. This was Sunday and in Plaza Francia near Recoleta Cemetery, there was a craft market. The goods here are apparently high quality and our tour leader said “If you buy some souvenirs, do it here”. So I did my …

La Recoleta Cemetery
Argentina

La Recoleta Cemetery

Miranda

[ Jan.2016 ] The last place we visited during our Buenos Aires sightseeing tour was La Recoleta Cemetery. This was the first public cemetery in the town, inaugurated in 1822. It looked very similar to Monumentale in Milan, Italy. This is the cemetery where many Argentine celebs such as the successive presidents of the country …

Metal flower
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Metal flower

Miranda

[ Jan.2016 ] There is a huge metal flower in Buenos Aires. It is a big artwork called Floralis Generica in Plaza Naciones Unidas. The petals open during the day and close at night apparently. We went there before lunchtime, so I thought it should have been open wider, though. It was made in 2002 …

Redevelopment
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Redevelopment

Miranda

[ Jan.2016 ] The redevelopments of waterfront are everywhere. We saw one in Buenos Aires, too. The area called Puerto Madero. A port was built at the end of 19th century here as the better port than the one in La Boca, but after 10 years, it stopped being used. So this place gradually became …

Colourful
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Colourful

Miranda

[ Jan.2016 ] We had a short walk in the area of La Boca in Buenos Aires. It is a lovely touristy place with many colourful houses. But to be honest, colours were rather dull compared with the ones I had seen in photos. According to Jeremy, our local guide, this area were full of …

Blue and yellow
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Blue and yellow

Miranda

[ Jan.2016 ] I continue talking about our sightseeing tour in Buenos Aires. I am not a football fan, so I do not know about it very well, but we passed by a stadium called La Bombonera which is the home of Boca Juniors, one of the top teams in Argentina. The colour of this …

Cathedral where the Pope used to be
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Cathedral where the Pope used to be

Miranda

[ Jan.2016 ] The current Pope is Argentine. Before he became the Pope in 2013, he was the archbishop of the cathedral in Buenos Aires. We visited this cathedral. The outside was like a museum, but inside was magnificent. According to our local guide, Jeremy, the archbishop used the public transport to commute and he …

‘just in case’
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‘just in case’

Miranda

[ Jan.2016 ] The official residence of the president in Argentina, the Pink House is facing the Plaza de Mayo, which means May Square. This name came from the May Revolution of 1810 which led to the country’s independence. The white tower in this photo is called Piramide de Mayo and it was built in …

Pink House
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Pink House

Miranda

[ Jan.2016 ] In Buenos Aires there is a Pink House and it is literally pink. In Spanish it is called Casa Rosada and it is the official residence of the President of Argentina. The reason why it is pink is said that because President Salmiento who was inaugurated in 1868 wanted to unite the …

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