Streets, buildings and more of Buenos Aires

A glance at street life and daily activities in the city  while exploring some of Buenos Aires neighborhoods and fabulous collections of shops, buildings, monuments, statues etc thru its wide and  somewhat congested avenues.

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Estadio Monumental Antonio V. Liberti.  It is the largest stadium in Argentina with a capacity of 62.000 and also home of theArgentina national football team.  It was the main venue in the 1951 Pan American Gamesand in the 1978 FIFA World Cup which hosted the final between Argentina and the Netherlands. Additionally, it hosted four finals of the Copa America, most recently in 2011 for the 2011 Copa America

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Policia Federal Argentina Building

 

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This is Buenos Aires, Argentina today

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.

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A typical boulevard in BA

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Huge trees-shaded are spotted in many public parks.

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Another typical boulevard in BA

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Modern building constructions all around.

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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.

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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.

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Modern architectures of the city of Buenos Aires.

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Various Views of 9 de Julio Avenue, Buenos Aires Argentina, DSC_04368

These shots taken from the hotel upper floor showing the different views of the widest street in the world, and it’s not just any street.  9 de Julio Avenue is only 1 km long but 110 meters wide with nine lanes.  It has up to seven lanes in each direction and is flanked on either side by parallel streets of two lanes each.

The Teatro Colon Building viewed in this image is the main Opera House in Buenos Aires It is ranked the third best opera house in the world by National Geographic.

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At its widest, the avenue has twenty lanes of traffic if you include the side roads that ran parallel and also need to be crossed to make it safely to the other side. Here in the middle  is a view of the famous Obelisk.

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The building in the background which is the seat of the Ministry on Social Development, shows the portrait of Eva Peron delivering a historic speech at this very location, sixty years earlier. and can also be viewed on the opposite side.

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Eva Peron Portrait on Building MG_0589Four lanes are used for Public Bus transportation with covered stop stations and I believe one lane on each side is used as an express lane with specific stops along the way, a more economical method used by the Argentine government versus the high cost of underground metro station.

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Like many places, Rio does not escape the turbulent brouhaha created by overpopulated urban cityscapes.  Traffic is heavy everywhere with a steady flow and the favelas as seen in the background are very congested.

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Some art graffiti on a wall.

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A favela in the background next to an affluent area is a common sight.

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In Rio, one takes pleasure to discover all of the delights of this magnificent city.  A glass cable car ride takes the visitor to the top of this iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain, a symbol of the city.  View from the top provides this stunning panorama of the city.

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Sugarloaf Mountain (Portuguese: Pão de Açúcar  is a peak situated in Rio, at the mouth of Guanabara Bay.  Rising 396 m (1,299 ft) above the harbor, its name is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of concentrated refined loaf sugar. It is known worldwide for its cableway and panoramic views of the city.

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