No denying it: I have a certain fondness for this piece of sculpture. Columbus was the subject of some of my first digital photos in 2002, he often wowed tourists when I began guiding locally ten years ago, & Plaza Colón was one of the few places my mom wanted to see during her first & only visit overseas (that’s a tiny her below!).
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I hadn’t done any research about the oldest cemetery in Montevideo… odd for me. I didn’t even know its location since I was wandering around town mapless. But after a picnic lunch gazing out at the Río de la Plata, I walked past gigantic walls & thought, this must be a cemetery. It’s my destiny :-)
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I’ll go out on a limb & say it: Recoleta has nothing on Milan’s main cemetery. Blasphemy!!
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Several blogs exist which discuss current events related to the Buenos Aires subte (ongoing construction, union & concession problems, maintenance, etc.), but someone could easily dedicate an entire blog to the system’s tilework. A few years ago, I almost put together a guided tour of the subway just to showcase the variety, artistry, originality & modern interventions being taken underground in BA. This post is a taste of that, along with some personal favorites.
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Nestled into the center of a busy intersection in Caballito, surrounding buildings now dwarf a statue of El Cid Campeador by American sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington.
- Continue reading buenos aires: monumento al cid campeador
The above engraving of Buenos Aires by John Byrns can be found in the Museo de la Patagonia in Bariloche. Problem is, I can’t identify where this view would be today.
- Continue reading found: view of buenos ayres
In a previous incarnation of this blog, over 500 images of stencil graffiti were posted… most of them found in Buenos Aires. Although the glory days are gone–stencils have since been replaced by other types of street art–many of those images provided a social outlet for people fed up with whatever in the aftermath of the 2001 crisis.
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