Saturday, 13 January 2018

Librería La Calesita, Avenida de Mayo


When in Buenos Aires you will probably decide to walk on Avenida de Mayo where you will find Historical Buildings gallore. One of those interesting edifices is the one located at Av. de Mayo 769, which houses a vintage Book store named "La calesita", (the merry-go-round)

 
Filled with antique objects as well as books, its one of thos places that are worth stopping by just to feel the ambiance and sample a glimps from the past.


Saturday, 23 December 2017

Tigre, Puerto la pista















Come this hot sunny days in Buenos Aires, you might want to consider hitting some water to cool down. Short of going to the ocean 4hrs away and crowding with most of the country, there is a simpler and cheaoer option.














Puerto la Pista is located in the Parana River Delta, which you can acces from the city of Tigre in the province of Buenos Aires, you can take a boat from Tigre and be there in 40 minutes, and enjoy some river bathing to chill down.

Exploring Patagonia - Ruta 40 - La ruta de los 7 Lagos

















The 7 lake road or Ruta de los siete lagos goes from San Martin de los Andes to Villa la Angostura  (Neuquen province ) and is something really worth visiting it spans 70 clics and it circles seven of the most beautiful lakes in the province.


I had the oportunity to spend the last night at a camp site at the shores of one of the lakes and it brought me many flashbacks from my camping days in the graet lakes in Canada and the USA.

Exploring Patagonia - Ruta 40 - Osorno


Last stop in Chile was Osorno in Chile´s Tenth Region

Besides the great scenery and the Osorno Volcano I had the pleasure of enjoying some delicious home made Kuchen pie and fresh rasberry juice.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

La noche de los Templos 2007 in Buenos Aires




















Same as last year I attended the "Noche de los Templos"hosted by the city of Buenos Aires.








This time I visited the holy Saviour Anglican church located in Avenida Cramer 1700 in the Belgrano neighbourhood.



























ouiBuilt in 1886 by the English inmigrants that lived in the area, it is a fine example of neogothic religious architecture.










I also had the pleasure of listening to some fine english Cristmas Carols, sang by the local church choir.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

2017 British Chistmas Fair in Buenos Aires

















Yesterday was the Annual Christmas Artisan Fair at the British Ambasador´s residence in the
Recoleta neighbourhood in Buenos Aires
















Hosted by the Argentine British Community Council of Argentina, it is a fundraiser that has been in existence for over twenty years.

















Complete with local crafts, English pastry's and a performance by the local Salvation Army brass band, and a Christmas Carol concert, it was very well attended during a splendid spring day.

At The Buenos Aires Open House, the Open Bici


I had the chance to participate in the Open Bici version of the Buenos Aires Open House.


















As mentined in other posts, this anual sortie is dedicated to visiting architecture in the city.



















I participated in three tours, wich were the neighbourhoods of Belgrano, Devoto and buenos Aires through its historical trees.