These old cranes decorated the Puerto Madero area in Buenos Aires, Argentina. My dad, an old crane engineer was thrilled to see them and kept saying what a good idea it was…and talking about how expensive it had been for the Port of Seattle to get rid of it’s cranes of the same vintage.
Tag Archives: Buenos Aires
Local guy chilling in a doorway
I came across this charming local guy with his cup of Yerba Mate, watching all the tourists as they go into the La Boca neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We were there in January of 2017. Doesn’t seem like three years should go by so quickly.
Pull up a Seat Photo Challenge 2019-Week 6
A PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING
Welcome to week 6 of the Pull up a Seat Challenge in 2019. Take a load off and share a favorite perch by linking your post to this one, either with a comment or ping-back. For more detailed directions go to Pull Up a Seat page.
Thank you to everyone who participated this week. It is always fun to see the variety of ideas.
- This and That
- Chronicles of an Anglo-Swiss
- Geriatri’x’ Fotogallerie
- Chateaux des Fleurs
- Heart to Heart
- Junk Boat Travels
- Lin’s Doodles
- Nut House Central
- Travel with Tech
- Heaven’s Sunshine
- Mama Cormier
- Cee’s Photography
- The 59 Club
- A Day in the Life
- Now at Home
- Erin’s Big World
- Progressing into Solitude
- Son of a Beach
- Messy Gardener
Here are mine for this week (really this time!)
These were photographed in Buenos Aires about two years ago.
Over to you
La Boca-the vivid side of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is a fascinating city with multiple personalities. La Boca neighborhood is its Vivid side, an old neighborhood with a lot of history much of it as vivid as its colors.
It seemed odd to me that one of the “must see” places in Buenos Aires was a cemetery. I thought of headstones. There are some fascinating cemeteries in Boston, where I went to college. I used to enjoy (? that sounds a bit odd doesn’t it?) looking at the stones, some of famous folks, but many not, and imagining about their lives.
Recoleta Cemetery was totally out of my experience and preconceived ideas about cemeteries; a city of the dead surrounded by Buenos Aires, a very alive city.
So for this week’s Which Way Challenge here are a few views from Recoleta, ways lined with Mausoleums, with the backdrop of a modern city.
Travel theme: Eyes
Which Way to the Obelisk?
In Buenos Aires one of the landmarks is the obelisk. Sometimes it is in the distance
and sometimes it is close
It looks the same from all directions, and is visible from several angles since several streets converge at it, so it doesn’t necessarily help you get a handle on where you are.
Both my husband (wearing the hat in the picture above) and I felt that Buenos Aires would suddenly shift direction as we walked along, and north might become east. The obelisk may have been its pivot point.
Post inspired by Cee’s Which Way Challenge.
View of the Puerto Madera in Buenos Aires through the porthole on the Frigatta Sarmiento Museum Ship.
In the delta of the Parana River near Buenos Aires they do not have roads but lots of people have houses there. Everything is brought in or taken out by boat along the water ways.
Inspired by Cee’s Which Way Challenge.