The Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires is, for better or worse, one of the most politically significant landmarks in Argentina. Home to the Casa Rosada, the Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo, and several monuments, it’s easy to feel here the deep tradition of politics that this country celebrates.
Pirámide de Mayo – the oldest national monument in Buenos Aires
The Famous Casa Rosada
As must be painfully obvious by the amount of pictures of food I post on this blog, I love to eat, and nothing excites me more than traveling and experiencing different cuisine. Argentina is renowned for it food and drink, most notably, steak and wine. Although neither make an appearance in this post (I had my steaks for dinner when I left my camera at home), here is a collection of photos from experiences both food and drink related that I had while in Buenos Aires.
Cafe Tortoni – the oldest coffee shop in Argentina
Churros y Chocolate
Fruit and Vegetables
El de Palermo
And now more unposted photos from Buenos Aires.
Following an afternoon spent touring the neighborhood of Palermo, Ashley and I spent some time wandering around the Buenos Aires Botanical Garden. This lovely green space is teeming with cats (not feral, but abandoned, sadly), sculptures, and over 5,500 different species of plants, trees and shrubs from around the world.
One of the many cats
Canto de la Cosechadora
Plants and Flowers
One week from today, my girlfriend Ashley and I embark on a journey to Turkey. In anticipation of this, I wanted to post some pictures from a past trip that never made it onto this blog.
In April 2011, we traveled to Argentina for two weeks. I posted many pictures from our time there, from Mendoza and Iguazu Falls, specifically, but much of what I shot in Buenos Aires never made it into a formal post. I intend to change that over the next week, posting as much from this trip as I can. I’ll begin with a subject close to my heart: art.
Buenos Aires, much like my beloved New York, has a prevalent culture of graffiti and street art, and the artists there execute at an extremely high level. One of the first things to catch my eye when walking around the neighborhood San Telmo was just how much graffiti there was. It appears that almost every building, and certainly ever block, is marked in one form or another. The vast majority of this work is elaborate, beautiful and often political, a far cry from the seemingly senseless tagging that I see happen in my neighborhood. Aside from the graffiti, the city is also peppered with sculptures, monuments and art installations of all kinds.
Girl on a Bench
Time for a brief, very black and white, Wednesday Weekly Round-Up. Enjoy!
Barramundi – a favorite watering hole
Below the Tracks
In the Station
Madonna, Queen Elizabeth and a bunny
Happy April, everyone! With spring finally seeming to grace New York with its presence, here is a Weekly Round-Up full of pictures from what was a lovely Easter weekend in the city.
The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
People of Bedford Ave
From the Hip – with shadow cameo
New Warsaw Bakery Co. Inc