Evita in Buenos Aires


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March 31st 2009
Published: April 1st 2009
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It is a bit disappointing when you compare the gothic statues of the other tombs. I think they should decorate her shrine and give it more impact.
I am back in this handsome city. Yesterday I got ticket for flight to Iguazu Falls today. It will be interesting trying to get city bus to domestic airport.
Later:
Seems I am always shortchanging Buenos Aires when it comes to text or photos. The city is great on its own and it doesn´t need my extra compliments.
Currently, I am sweating buckets sitting at computer in Iguazu Falls. It is hellishly hot and humid here and I better think I have visited a world wonder tomorrow when I do the tourist thing and go to the falls. This place is not cheap.
I will let the photos and comments speak for themselves. Meanwhile....I am melting!!!!


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Back in B ABack in B A
Back in B A

Yup, I am back in Buenos Aires enjoying this handsome city
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Tombs

The highlight of the day was going to Recoleta´s graveyard to find Evita and to ponder about the decorations for death
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Argentina Shrine

I started the day at the cathedral in main plaza with the tomb for independence (in previous blog, I think)
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Jesuits

Then I walked to Recolecta, to Jesuit church with cloister converted into museum
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Street sign

Some info about historic area
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View

Veiw from cloisure museum window of the tombs in Recolleta graveyard.
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Jesuit treasures

Silver and gold no doubt from this area.
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Hotel Bolivar

My hotel room is second white door
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Courtyard

Above my hotel door, open sky. Nice courtyard to have breakfast and meet other travelers.
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Open showers

Typical bathrooms in this area
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Graveyard

Interesting tourist site
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Cats

Reminds me of Istanbul, lots of cats sleeping amongst shrines.
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Stacks

Hmmm, guess they weren´t as important as the families in the tombs?
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Inside

Some tombs had glass doors so you could see coffins stacked and the dust on things, and the downstairs with more coffin and drains.....
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Dust

After half an hour walking in graveyard I got the desire to go home and throw out every souveneer and momento that is a dust magnet. Life is for living
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City

Meanwhile, the city is alive and well and expanding beyond the graveyard walls.
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Shopping

Then I went shopping....a nice distraction from the philosophy of eternity
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Air

Trendy stores have air conditioning. Did I mention the hellishly hot weather we are having in Buenos Aires??
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Pink

Real men wear pink, Gareth. ha ha
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Nobel Buildings

Every corner downtown has nobel buildings


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