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Published: November 24th 2005
After some terribly hot weather, finally anice 23C day to wander the streets of Buenos Aires. It is very much a combination of Melbourne and any of the grand European cities. There´s heaps of plazas, parks and green spaces to break up the city blocks, the pollution is quite low considering the population, and the architecture and statuary are amazing. Buenos Aires is by far the most beautiful city I´ve every seen.
I spent my first day at the zoo, takign a few pics,which I´ll put in this post. Most of my other BA pics (very few, I wasn´t too keen to put my camera on display most of the time) are in parks, plazas and gardens. Today I went to the Roseda, or Rose Gardens, and the Jardin Japones (Japanese Gardens). The koi pond in the Japanese gardens was getting an overhaul, so there wasn´t a whole lot to see, but the rose gardens were great, not because of the roses but just the view in general. Sunny, green grass, flower displays, a lake, shady trees (heaps of enormous eucalypts), statues and terraces.
I´ve still to make it to the galleries and museums, hopefully I´ll get to a few
Buenos Aires Zoo
tomorrow. I spoke to a very nice (and very handsome) police officer at the Palacio Congress, as the building is under reconstruction and I wanted to see Rodin´s ´The Thinker´, the original of which is inside. Apparently I can still see it, I just have to find the right door to get inside....
Time to add some photos....
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