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Buenos Aires – A World Unto Itself

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The Music of Carlos Gardel

Russian Nights

There’s no reason to leave Buenos Aires to experience the different cultures of the world. So many people and cultures from all around the globe have established a strong presence here… the Bolivian neighborhoods of Liniers, Chinatown in Belgrano, the Italian heritage in La Boca, and Once with its Jewish population are just some of them. There’s even a Valencian community which celebrates Fallas in Buenos Aires!

Hope you get a kick out of these diverse photos from Buenos Aires:

San Telmo Market
Bus Buenos Aires
Defense Buenos Aires
Pigeon Monument
Buenos Aires Cat
Dog San Telmo
Secret La Boca
Souvenirs Buenos Aires
Spider Spider
San Telmo
Buenos Aires Traffic
Pink Bridge
Parked In
Colors of La Boca
Gaucho Dance
Power Tower
Scraping Skies
Moulin Rouge San Telmo
Lost in Translation
Eating Buenos Aires
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Metropolitan Buenos Aires

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Metropolis Buenos Aires

Groups of shouting Brazilians, skyscraper window cleaners, gallery-worthy graffiti, costumed kings and queens roaming the streets… you never know what picture opportunities are going to present themselves when you step out. Now that fall has begun, Buenos Aires has changed a little. Kids are back to school, and people are back to work… luckily for us, the city’s compelling beauty stays the same!

Art Buenos Aires
Abstract Buenos Aires
1887 Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires Hipster
Casa Catalan
Paradise Bird Argentina
Crying Prince
Fight Buenos Aires
Wine Festival Buenos Aires
Jean Claude Van Damm
Panda Art
Opera Building Society
Hoe Does Good Look Like?
Kiosco Buenos Aires
Laundry Buenos Aires
Magic Buenos Aires
Mirror Dude
Naked Woman
Oldmobile Buenos Aires
Pirate House Buenos Aires
World Cup Brazil
Posing Argentina
Plaza Italia
Republica San Telmo
Scary Graffiti
Trapped Bears
Teatro Buenos Aires
Sunset Buenos Aires

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Mafalda San Telmo
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Inside the Teatro Colón

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One of the world’s best opera houses is found in Buenos Aires. Built in 1908 at the height of the city’s Golden Age, the Teatro Colón is a grandiose testament to the rivers of money that once flooded the Argentine capital.

Teatro Colon

After a much-delayed renovation that had closed the theater for over four years and cost over 100 million dollars, Colón re-opened in May, 2010, and a tour of it was one of the first things we did in Buenos Aires. We were floored. The Teatro Colón is one of the most gorgeous buildings I’ve ever been in. Suddenly, and for the only time in my life, I’m dying to see an opera.

The French Renaissance building on Plaza Lavalle is impressive enough from the outside. But we were totally unprepared for the magnificent interior. Our English-language tour began in the theater’s foyer, with stained glass windows on the ceiling that depict allegories of music and mirth, antique statues and polished floors exuding pure elegance. Our guide pointed out the staircase, made of three different kinds of marble, and asked us to imagine wealthy turn-of-the-century ladies ascending to the theater, gowns flowing behind them while admiring on-lookers watched from the balconies. He described it well, and the scene was surprisingly easy to picture.

As awesome as the foyer was, the theater was even better. With five rows of golden balconies arched around the stage, it’s little wonder that the Colón is considered among the world’s most beautiful. It’s also said to have some of the best acoustics in the world. We sat for awhile, taking it all in, while the guide pointed out peculiarities like the President’s box toward the side (which provides the President with a terrible view of the stage, but the public with a great view of her). Also interesting was a row of seats hidden behind a black grate, beneath the lowest balcony, for recently bereaved widows. Not even mourning could hold the cultured elite away from their operas!

We plan on catching a performance of some sort in the Teatro Colón during our time here. If you have the chance, make sure to take the tour of the theater. Really, an incredible piece of work.

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Buenos Aires Vice

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Buenos Aires Vice

I can see why so many movies and advertisements are produced in Buenos Aires. Set up the camera in a certain angle and location and you can shoot scenes representing spots from all around the world. I would have never guessed that this ad supposedly shot during the La Tomatina in Buñol was actually filmed in San Telmo!

Another set of random Buenos Aires pictures:

Architecture Buenos Aires
Walking Tours Buenos Aires
Main Street Buenos Aires
Theater Corrientes
Buenos Aires Paintings
The Dude
Musical Bird
Music Park
One Happy Dog
Awesome House Buenos Aires
Art Photography
Thinking about Granny
Selling Friuits
Tree Hugger
Waiting Alone
Love Handle
Filete San Telmo
Green Icicle
Baby Pigeon
Dog Walker
Awesome San Telmo
Buenos Aires 1945
San Telmo
Mafalda Friend

Buenos Aires Hotels

Mafalda Comics
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