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Old April 9th, 2012, 01:36 AM   #1
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Buenos Aires, on a Sunny Day

This week finds me in Buenos Aires. There is a thread about the city in rainy days. Well this one is on sunny days:

Puerto Madero and some of it's skyscrapers:











Switching to the old quarter of San Telmo:

Old buildings and cobbled stone streets...






Che Guevara graffitti:




Old House:



Pedestrian Cobbled stone street:



Tourists wandering around on a Sunday afternoon:



Old Buildings galore:



Street musicians entertaining the passer bys:



Old balconies and iron shutters:



Old corner building:



Street vending and tours offered on old Citroens:




Street shopping:



Colorful street vendors:



Thick tourist crowd:



Palatial old building:



Antiques Market:



Typical antiques shop:



Corner scene:



More old buildings:



Another corner with ice cream shop:


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Old April 9th, 2012, 02:25 AM   #2
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Antiques warehouse with stalls:





Tourist checking the merchandise:



Old iron market:



Iron dome at market:



Market Side entrance:



More street vendors:



Pedestrian street:



Puppeteer entertaining the Brazilian tourists:



Buildings watching the crowd below:



Main square and Sturbucks at corner building:



Argentinina flag and antique stalls at square:



More antique stalls:


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Old April 9th, 2012, 03:02 AM   #3
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Buildings over stalls:



Image of Eva Peron for sale in one antique stall:



Hand painted canvasses for sale:



Cobbled street with abandoned tamway rails:



Old Balcony:



Antique Stalls:



Stalls, hats for sale and old corner building beyond:



Playing Tango at the corner:



Street profile:



Old lamps and chandeliers:



Bazaar view:



Impromtu street band:



Leaving the street crowds behind:


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Old April 9th, 2012, 03:55 AM   #4
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Que hermosas fotos!!!! La feria de San Telmo es fantastica! Llena de turistas y de cosas para ver...para pasar horas camninado por esas callecitas...especialmente los domingos a la tarde.
Congratulations!!! Fantastic shots!! I love Buenos Aires!!! Waiting for more!!!
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Old April 9th, 2012, 04:24 AM   #5
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The Middle Class Suburbs:

30 minutes out from the downtown this is how the city looks like in a middle class neighborhood, quite far from where the tourists usually go:

For some reason the miiddle class prefers to live in high rises than in single family homes:



There are some very nice large homes here and there but concerns about security are making them less desirable...



Leafy cobbled stone streets with a mix of old and new buildings:



Very tall trees and high rises:



Very tall residential tower:



Residential collector street:



Pizza Joint:



Corner View with red brick buildings:



Two story house with a distinctive 60's look:



The green helps:



Typical residential buildings:



Older residences. In time they get demolished to be replaced by 5-6 story high rises:



Rotco, local corner eatery:



Another corner restaurant:



Corner furniture store with huge residential tower behind built in the 70's:



The old and the new:



I like the old houses:



Some houses have a very English look:



Corner coffeee house and residential high rises beyond:



Another tall structure, note the 2 story house right next to it:



Typical street scene of this neighborhood some 30 minutes away from the CBD:



Typical image showing the old profile of the neighborhood and the new tall buildings in the back;


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Old April 9th, 2012, 05:30 AM   #6
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Nice pics, waiting more
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Old April 9th, 2012, 06:05 AM   #7
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I'm in love and her name is Buenos Aires
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Old April 9th, 2012, 07:36 AM   #8
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beautiful.
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Old April 10th, 2012, 04:16 AM   #9
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Ave. 9 de Julio



Rush hour traffic:





View of Opera Colon Theater:



TRaffic ready to go:



Traffic congestion by the Obelisk monument:




Another view of Colon theatre:



Obelisk Square:



Intersection with Corrientes Ave.:



9 de Julio Ave. overall view:



Moving on a few blocks to the East:



Lady rockers entertaining the crowd at Florida street:

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Old April 10th, 2012, 04:43 AM   #10
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Colon theatre BelgranoSan Telmo all is beautifull
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Old April 10th, 2012, 05:20 AM   #11
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Off the Beaten Path:

Taking the Line A Subway with wooden carriages that are about a 100 years old:



Visiting The Cromagnon memorial.... a brief explanation:
Seven years ago about 200 youngsters died in a rock concert due to smoke inhalation caused by a fire ignited by fireworks used by a rock band.... The relatives of the dead closed the street in front of the warehouse where the concert took place and built an impromptu memorial that stands to this day:

Approaching the memorial:



There is a cross and a star of david as well as many messages in reference to the ones that perished...



Inside the memorial the tennis shoes of the ones that perished, most of them 18-20 year olds.

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Old April 10th, 2012, 05:27 AM   #12
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Colon theatre BelgranoSan Telmo all is beautifull
The neighborhood photographed is Villa Urquiza, not Belgrano.
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Old April 10th, 2012, 07:38 PM   #13
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Av. Rivadavia and Av. de Mayo

After the memorial I checked some of the old buildings along Av. Rivadavia and Av. de mayo.

Here is one:



And then a few more:



I particularly like old buildings at the corners with domes at the top:



This one has an Italian looking style:



Corner are my favorites:



Very interesting in this one the variation in balconies width. Some are continuous, other in sections and some are straight and others are curved:



Overall street scene:



Art Nuveau darling with fall foliage in front:



Beautiful building recently restored:



Giants supporting balconies above:



Arriving to the National Congress building:



Superb side entry door to Congress building:



Congress Building front view:



Crossing Av. Callao:



National Lottery building with its distinctive clock at the top:



La Inmobiliaria Building:



Another view of same building:



The Classic Av. de Mayo:



Distinctive Barolo Palace interiors:



Beautiful Belle Epoque entry to Avenida Theater:



Street level:

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Old April 10th, 2012, 11:32 PM   #14
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great photo collections and I particularly like those shots of people selling some stuffs and antiques.
I know it's a clique but some parts of the city look like a city somewhere in Spain and the reason is obvious.
muchos gracias for showing them.
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Old April 10th, 2012, 11:45 PM   #15
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Old April 10th, 2012, 11:55 PM   #16
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Buenos Aires looks marvelous on sunny days too! .

The next thread will be about foggy days jajaj.

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This photo summarizes very well the urban landscape of Buenos Aires...
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Old April 11th, 2012, 01:28 AM   #17
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Yes I have seen your post of Buenos Aires on a Rainy Day and I am trying not to post photos of the same places. But at times it is hard when you get to the major landmarks of the city. Reminds me the time I tried to post a thread about a trip to New York to soon realize that there were so many ohter posts of New York....it was really hard to come by with a new angle.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 01:33 AM   #18
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this is the city i would like the most to visit !!!!
but i wonder , is this a safe city ???
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Well, I live in the USA, this week I am in Buenos Aires for personal reasons. So I have plenty of time to go to the touristic places in the city. I find a lot of tourists... in fact too many tourists. And I take a few precautions... my camera is in my pocket... although I see a lot of tourists openly displaying big expensive cameras. I do not carry a lot of cash with me and I leave my watch and other valuables at the place I am staying. I have not had any problems...knock on wood! !!!
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More Av. de Mayo:



Political propaganda of the Ruling Party:



Ministry of Public Works Featuring a mural of Evita Peron:



Intersction of Av. de Mayo and 9 of July Ave.:



More Ave. de Mayo:



Intersting Facade details:



Typical architecture of narrow side street:



Imposing facades:



Lunch Time:



Texting Time:



More interesting facades:



Stret level view at Florida Street:



Corner Mansards and dome:



Government's Pink House:



City Hall and tower:

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Government House from a different angle and huge Argentinian flag:

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Tourists watching Diagonal Norte Ave. from double decker tourist bus:



School of Engineering building:

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