Monday, 29 April 2013

At the Malvinas Memorial

In Passing by Retiro the other day I spotted the Malvinas memorial located there, that is normally guarded by static soldiers, at that moment the sun was lighting the Cavanagh building at the background. To take it I had to dodge a tourist guide lecturing to some tourists and wait for some shady caracters that were wandering around, to leave, all this while the sun was rapidly setting. This was the place where an unfortunate photographer was stabbed and killed to rob him of his camera last year.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Have I mentioned San Telmo

San Telmo (named after Pedro González Telmo, Saint Telmo, who was a Spanish Dominican Saint) is one of the primitive neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires, much visited and crowded by tourists. There you can find well established antiquee shops as well as a semi-permanent antique fair.San Telmo's attractions include old churches (e.g. San Pedro Telmo), museums,restaurants and antique stores, which provide many colourful subjects for photos.