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.
I just returned from a trip to southern South America. One of the highlights of the trip was an excursion that we took in the Falkland Islands. We went “boggin” to Volunteer Point where there are colonies of three types of penguins. It can’t be accessed except by going off road, the day we visited it had been and was raining and crossing the peat bogs was quite an adventure.
I walked to the store today, an exercise in frustration.
Ten years or so ago our area was designated an “Urban Village.” That means that they are building like crazy, lots of new residential units that are not required to have parking…everyone is supposed to walk and use public transit.
They startedby reducing bus service. Now they are building on every corner.
Apparently we aren’t supposed to walk until they are done.