Sunday, September 21, 2014

First day of Spring (Primavera)

Here a man on a unicycle juggles for traffic stopped at a light.

 Playstation 1 is going to be coming to Argentina this Christmas.
 This is a beautiful palace in Argentina.  It used to be owned by a very rich and powerful person.  It was likely built sometime in the 19th century.  Why can't architecture from the 21st century look this good?
 Bicyclists in a large bicycle brigade ride in the streets of downtown Buenos Aires on this first day of Spring.  Buenos Aires is a very friendly bicycling city.
 Congresso park with beautiful fountains.  In the background an incomplete new building that doesn't look like it will be finished any time soon.  A symbol of the unpredictable economy.
 These are across the city and allow citizens and tourists to rent bicycles for free.  On this Sunday they were closed though.  You only get the bicycle for one hour but it is still a great idea.  For a tourist all you need is a photocopy of your passport with the stamp that shows you entered the country legitimately.
 Kid playing soccer in the Congresso Park.  He wants to be the next Lionel Messi.  Apparently all the parents are naming their newborn babies Lionel right now.
 A shot of the Congress and the park full of people on this beautiful first day of Spring.
 Girls in the park with their thermos drinking mate.  Everyone in Buenos Aires owns a thermos.  Once they run out of hot water for their Mate Cup they just pour more in.  Mate is all about sharing.  It is not just a drink it is a way of life.  If you make jokes about adding alchohol to Mate, or suggesting that its only a drink, Argentinians get very offended.
 Building under construction in Argentina.
An advertisement for my favorite food in Argentina, Alfajores.  In the middle is a thin layer of Dulce de Leche which is a staple to Argentinian culture like Maple Syrup is to French Canadians.

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