Saturday, 13 December 2014

In Passing Snapshot - Retiro Terminal train station

As I get more acquainted with Buenos Aires, Baires as some locals call it, I have discovered that the urban trains get you faster to certain places than the subway, some times a couple of blocks off, but much faster. on arrival at the Retiro station of the Belgrano Railway y stopped to let the crows that descended from the train pass, and was left with this tranquil scene worthy of a photo.

Friday, 5 December 2014

In Passing Snapshot - The Christmas tree

Yes its December and here in the southern hemisphere it is summer and they still call it Christmas season, not Holiday season or any other PC nonsense. This Christmas tree is located at "Galerias Pacifico" located in downtown at Florida and Cordoba, one of the many shopping malls that you may bump into in B.Aires, Unfortunately the Christmas season here is quite bland, with everyone thinking on their summer vacation due in January or February, but there are still some beautiful nativity scenes to be seen.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

From the Past - Iglesias de Puebla, Mexico

Check out some of the nicest churches in Puebla, mexico. See the Pdf.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Jacaranda Time in Buenos Aires

When planting trees close to monuments always check with a photographer first ! Never the less I think the people that decided to plant Jacaranda  trees in Buenos Aires did a pretty good job.
The combination of nice architecture and colourful flowers  is soothing for the spirit besides providing excellent photo material.
For some ideas, check out this video.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Bosques de Palermo, a piece of Versailles

The "Bosques de Palermo" are a series of parks composed by Planetario Galileo Galilei, Jardín Botánico,Lago de Regatas, and el Rosedal. A kind of Central Park in Buenos Aires, but with a french accent, actually most of the garden were created by Charles thays, that also had rearranged the Versailles garden in Paris.

Its a pretty big area where you´ll find very nice french sculptures of animals and a variety of trees with beautiful leaves and flowers. Its one of those places to go running, walking or to read a book away from the hustle of the city.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

In Passing Snapshot - The Tiramisu

There are cities where you can loose weight, by easily abstaining from its bad food.Buenos Aires in not one of them, here you can find excellent food at any small restaurant. Such is the case of this piece of Tiramisu I ate last week at a small bar in Villa Crespo.

Five best places to eat meat in Buenos Aires - La Estancia - Downtown

La estancia is located  just a few blocks away from the "Obelisco"at calle Lavalle 941 in the pedestrian area of downtown Buenos Aires. It is a very well groomed tourist oriented "Asador Criollo" which is commonly used as a meat presentation card of the City.

Prices are fairly cheap considering its location, but I do recommend venturing into other "Parrillas" located deeper into the neighbourhoods for a better feel of the authentic parrilla.