No sooner had we arrived in Lisbon in March & Darío wanted to go to Italy… to buy shirts. Love it. He presented the idea as: “Want to go Rome? I’ll pay for the plane ticket & the hotel.” How could I deny an offer like that? Suddenly we were off to Italy in May.
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Like so many burial grounds around the world, the Cemitério do Alto de São João owes its existence to an epidemic. In 1833, cholera devastated Lisbon so Queen Dona Maria II ordered this high ground with surprisingly good views to become the city’s main cemetery. Everyday people mix with the famous, & several important monuments are inside. Let’s take a look…
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When historians look back on Buenos Aires at the turn of the 21st century, one of the topics they will likely discuss is the unfortunate destruction of the city’s architectural heritage. Nothing seems to be able to stop it.
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A neighborhood as large & complex as Barracas has a number of elements that don’t fit into any of the previous categories…
- Continue reading buenos aires: barracas revisited, odds & ends
With a population of about 80,000 people, Barracas has lots of space to provide all the public services necessary: parks, hospitals, churches, synagogues & more.
- Continue reading buenos aires: barracas revisited, services
Given that Barracas has been divided into so many different parcels & has such an industrial character, few people consider it a prime residential area. That wasn’t always the case.
- Continue reading buenos aires: barracas revisited, residential
Don’t be jealous… although you should be. The Kavanagh is a Holy Grail to architecture buffs worldwide, & I scored a visit inside today.
- Continue reading buenos aires: inside the kavanagh
Thinking ahead to next year & some of the places in Spain & Portugal I’d like to cover with Endless Mile, top on the list is the cathedral in Sevilla. How many times have I been inside? Too many to count. How many times would I return? As many as I possibly can.
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Our last day in Tucumán & I still hadn’t been to the southern part of the city. Bad on me. Sundays are my favorite photo days, so I thought I’d walk randomly toward Plaza Belgrano. I was pleasantly surprised… the south hadn’t been nearly as demolished or neglected like the area where our hotel was located.
- Continue reading tucumán: southern city