Pictures: Buenos Aires By Les April 11, 2013 The girl buried here had an epileptic event that convinced everyone she was dead – but she wasn’t! Evita’s modest tomb got the most attention in the yard Many beautiful palaces were transported to BA from Europe in the late 1800’s A military tomb guarded by sailor and soldier statues Some of the crypts were not maintained – and bones were falling out of the pine boxes The tomb of the famous Argentinian heavyweight boxer who lost the controversial fight with Demptsy Husband and wife – took their quarrels to the grave – their statues are facing away from each other The grave yard covers 7 city blocks Colonial architecture in BA crossed bones is supposed to ward off evil A statue of the revolutionary general who lead an army over the Andes to surprise the Spanish and win independence The main Cathedral in BA is opulent, yet comfortable We stopped for a few minutes of peace and contemplation – before the priest began mass The father of the country wasn’t allowed to be buried in the church – so they put his tomb in an anti-room with an honor guard The Woman’s Bridge is supposed to be inspired by a couple dancing the Tango Walking along the river in BA The “English Tower” which was gifted to Argentina by the UK (before the war) The memorial for the fallen soldiers of the war with the UK – facing the English Tower Waiting for tango in the park to start Tango seems to be as much an attitude as a dance Tango in the park Share this:LinkedInTwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
Hi folks, we hope all is going well and you have been able to get off the red wine!!
We see you are in San Pedro. We can’t recommend Space strongly enough for star gazing. It blew us away and it was a Canadian scientist who took the tour so lots of jokes and fun. The hot chocolate at the end is life changing also!
Thanks for the recommendation Andrew. Unfortunately we have already left San Pedro for Santiago. We considered the star gazing excursions, but never got up the energy to want to stay up late and be out in the cold… Some of our clothes were stolen in Salta and we have not had a chance to replace them yet. We did get a chance to walk thru the little meteorite museum on the edge of town. Surprisingly, the kids really enjoyed seeing examples of different meteorites (iron/nickel, stone, and stone/iron). The guide didn’t speak any English, but between the written descriptions and his enthusiastic attempts, we had an enjoyable 45 minute tour. Also, it was 9:30PM when we arrived and we were the only ones there. After the tour our guide followed us outside and pointed out a few stars for us (Alpha Centary, Beta Centary, Southern Cross, etc).