Tagged With "Buenos Aires"

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Buenos Aires, Recoleta. Street scene

DrFumblefinger ·
Buenos Aires, Recoleta.  Street scene
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Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires

DrFumblefinger ·
Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires
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Cibaldo, Buenos Aires.

DrFumblefinger ·
Cibaldo, Buenos Aires.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 3, 2014: The Bored Waiter, Buenos Aires

DrFumblefinger ·
  During our first day in Buenos Aires, while on a tour of street art in the city, we came across this scene while waiting for a traffic light to change.  It was early afternoon, about 1 pm, and this waiter was standing in the door of his...
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March 3, 2018: Street Art in San Telmo

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some of the lively and colorful street art from the San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires.
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July 20, 2018: Farmacia de la Estrella, Buenos Aires

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits a beautiful old pharmacy in Buenos Aires. Dating to 1835, the decor has changed much since then.
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Faculty of Law, Buenos Aires, Palermo

DrFumblefinger ·
Faculty of Law, Buenos Aires, Palermo
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Floralis Generica. Buenos Aires, Palermo

DrFumblefinger ·
Floralis Generica.  Buenos Aires, Palermo
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Cumana Restaurant -- one of the best dining values in Buenos Aires

DrFumblefinger ·
  Dining is, of course, a huge part of traveling.  Experiencing a culture by visiting a restaurant and consuming its food is an excellent way to connect with that place -- trying to understand the menu (always best to visit restaurants that...
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July 9, 2018: Cafe Tortoni, Buenos Aires

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger likes to share some of the fine and interesting eateries he encounters during his travels. Cafe Tortoni is one of these.
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Re: The Colorful, Gritty Barrio of La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

GarryRF ·
Full of charm and colour DrF. I suppose if the tourist trade brings in bus loads of dollars then you have to keep up appearances. Don't want to frighten folks away. I've been told if you look European (non Latin) then its not IF you'll get robbed - it's just when ! But I don't know if its just a bit of a folk story ! No worse than staying at home maybe.
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Re: The Colorful, Gritty Barrio of La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm a cautious but not paranoid traveler, GarryRF, but the warnings from the portenos were so frequent and so intense, you'd be a fool not to pay attention to them. The area around Caminito is well policed (dozens of police around), so I wouldn't worry about going there. But if you don't look like a native, best not to wander the neighborhood. La Boca is charming. But it has a rough edge to it. Be careful if you go.
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Re: Mercado de San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

PHeymont ·
It's amazing how much, for so many of us, our travel experience focuses on food and how people get it—and because public markets reveal so much more about local foodways than any supermarket can, it's wonderful to see these pictures. I can almost feel and smell! With all the markets we've featured lately on TravelGumbo, including the wonderful gallery on village markets in Asia as well as the public markets in Europe, the U.S. and now Argentina, perhaps the food aspect of "Gumbo" is coming...
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Re: Mercado de San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

GarryRF ·
My first experience of a "Spanish" style market was in Menorca. A small island off the east coast of Spain. The Island of soldiers and cows the locals called it. We had our kids with us as we went around the market square calling at each of the butchers shops. None had steak for sale - but would have plenty at 3pm ! So we returned at 2:45pm. We could hear the excitement but there was no one there. A few minutes later a bull was dragged into the marble floored market square. Kicking and...
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Re: Mercado de San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

DrFumblefinger ·
That's an interesting story GarryRF. Maybe that bull was just a little bit tooooo fresh for most people's tastes.....
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Re: Mercado de San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dr.Y ·
It's nice to see so many vibrant pictures, feels like already been in Argentina. Thanks DrFumblefinger!
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Re: Mercado de San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

DrFumblefinger ·
Thank you, Dr. Y! As a fellow physician I know you were as fascinated by the displays in the meat counter as I was. Kind of like anatomy lab, no?
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Re: Buenos Aires -- Jardin Botanico Carlos Thais

PortMoresby ·
Wow, very nice! Love the glass houses. And interesting to see mate' "on the hoof".
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Re: Buenos Aires -- Jardin Botanico Carlos Thais

Dr.Y ·
What a nice green place (Calgary? not yet!) Thanks DrFumblefinger.
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Re: Graffitimundo: Art from the streets of Buenos Aires

PHeymont ·
Graffiti is always a good way to start a hot conversation, because the line between art and vandalism is so hotly contested, as is some people's comfort level with work that is clearly art, but which confronts their vision both of art and society. That confrontation can be sharp, because street art often comes from people who don't have the resources to take part in the "conventional, comfortable" art world. Ironically, people are now paying huge sums for work by the late Keith Haring, who...
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Re: Graffitimundo: Art from the streets of Buenos Aires

DrFumblefinger ·
Those are all interesting comments, PHeymont. And I do love the attached photo! I am not a fan of graffiti, although I love great street art of the type shown in this blog. But I do recognize the importance of the former as a type of political speech. For example, in Prague the "John Lennon" wall (see photos below) was an important symbol of the resistance to Soviet Communism. After the great singer/songwriter was assassinated, graffiti sprang up on one wall in the city mentioning him and...
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Re: Graffitimundo: Art from the streets of Buenos Aires

Andre Pur ·
Amazing graffiti, i like the ones with the children in it Buenos Aires is an interesting destination which reminds me of the loved "tellenovelas" i once watched
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Re: Buenos Aires Grill: an excellent Parilla in Recoleta

IslandMan ·
very delectable post Dr F..I've heard about the Argentinian beef and it does sound and look good (apologies to all the vegetarians out there!)..
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Re: The most beautiful bookstore in the world? A visit to El Ateneo, Buenos Aires

Jonathan L ·
This is definitely on my to do list now. Thanks for the great pictures. I wish that Brentano's and Scribner's stores in NYC were still with us, they were the most beautiful stores I have seen.
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Re: The most beautiful bookstore in the world? A visit to El Ateneo, Buenos Aires

Goni ·
This is beautiful, wow! No idea how I could have missed that when visiting Buenos Aires...
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