When you arrive in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires, its beauty is apparent with elegant architecture, wide tree-shaded boulevards.
Old and new building constructions in many areas of the city. This building which occupies its own city block, has recently been renovated to be used as bank offices. In the past, it was responsible for the distribution of the yerba mate—a traditional, South American bitter tea.
A typical boulevard in BA
Huge trees-shaded are spotted in many public parks.
Another typical boulevard in BA
Modern building constructions all around.
Nice Old Building with plenty more like this one to make your head spin. Undoubtedly, BA deserves the label “Paris of South America.” It has this distinct European flavor.
The “Centro Cultural Kirchner is cultural center located in Buenos Aires. It is the largest of Latin America and the third or fourth largest in the world. This building previously served as BA Central Post Office.
Modern architectures of the city of Buenos Aires.
Colorful balcony house with shop below.
Colorful façade and mural below.
A brightly painted mural in a small park around Caminito street.
Despite the colorful façades, evidence of a neglected La Boca neighborhood.
Figure of Santos Vega, perhaps a troubadour carved on a wall in La Boca, seen by million tourists strolling through Caminito street.
A colorful carved figure of the famous painter who encouraged the neighbors to paint the dwellings in bold, bright colors.
A reminder from the Mother of the children iconic scarf painted on a wall in La Boca.
I would be remiss if I don’t place a word about Tango, which plays such a big role in Argntina.
Open-air tango dancers that entertain patrons at the outdoor cafes. Known as the birthplace of the tango, this one-time shipyard has a famous walkway, the Caminito, where tango dancers perform and artists exhibit their work.
Anxiously waiting for his partner, while below a quick lesson of tango to an interested tourist.
This guy learning the trade.
Tall, tanned and ready to Tango…an evident sight in La Boca, and this is not “papier maché” figure. Quelle allure???
Colorful houses are due to the Argentinian painter Benito Quinquela Martin who encouraged the neighbors to take pride in this poor Italian immigrant part of town pinpointing the dwellings in bold, bright colors.
Where the action is, a trendy remarkable bar near Caminito Street, with red wall paint that catches the eyes. Service is okay according to some, but a bit pricey.
This iconic building and façade is located in the heart of La Boca, the traditional “barrio” of Buenos Aires.