Friday, May 23, 2008

Interactive map of Buenos Aires - Argentina

Map of Buenos Aires this link also contains information about the city.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Obelisk of Buenos Aires


The Obelisk of Buenos Aires (Spanish: Obelisco de Buenos Aires) is a modern monument placed at the heart of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Porteños refer to it simply as El Obelisco.
The obelisk was built in May 1936 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first founding of the city. It is located in the center of the Plaza de la República (Republic Square), the spot where the Argentine flag was flown for the first time in Buenos Aires, at the intersection of Nueve de Julio and Corrientes avenues. Its total height is 67 meters (220 feet) and its base area is 49 square meters (530 square feet). It was designed by architect Alberto Prebisch, and its construction took barely four weeks.

more information: Obelisk of Buenos Aires

Chaitén volcano 2008 eruption - satellite picture (Chile)

Image of the ash cloud from 2008 eruption streching into San Jorge Basin in the Atlantic Ocean.

An eruption on the morning of May 2, 2008 forced the evacuation of more than 4,000 people from the town of Chaitén (nearby 10 kilometers distant from the volcano).

fuente: wikipedia - Chaitén (volcano)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Buenos Aires / + buildings

we love this building, it's located in Tnte. Gral Perón 2602.

Buenos Aires Museum / MALBA





Malba - Costantini Collection, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires. This is one in the long list of museums that can be visited in Buenos Aires.
Malba’s collection focuses on art produced in Latin America during the 20th Century, and is made up of a group of over two hundred and seventy works by Argentinean and Latin American artists. It is an institutional collection that is the patrimony of the Eduardo F. Costantini Foundation.
It's situated in: Avda. Figueroa Alcorta 3415 | C1425CLA Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: +54 (11) 4 808 6500/6515 | Fax: +54 (11) 4 808 6598/99 |
info@malba.org.ar | www.malba.org.ar
This picture of Tarsila do Amaral is part of the MALBA permanent exhibition

Monday, May 5, 2008

Congreso / Buenos Aires





Buenos Aires Buildings / Avenida de Mayo


''La Inmobiliaria" Building. Avenida de Mayo & Sáenz Peña.



Avenida de Mayo
is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and it was inspired by Madrid's Gran Vía. The avenue is compared with big historical cities like Madrid and Paris because of its sophisticated buildings.

Buenos Aires Buildings / Palacio Barolo




Palacio Barolo is an office building, located in Avenida de Mayo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Italian architect Mario Palanti designed the building for the empresario Luis Barolo, an Italian immigrant. The Palacio Barolo was designed in accordance with the cosmology of Dante's Divine Comedy, motivated by the architect's admiration for Alighieri.
There are 22 floors, divided into three "sections". The basement and ground floor represent hell, floors 1-14 are the purgatory, and 15-22 represent heaven.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Monumento de los Españoles - Monument of the Spaniards


José de San Martín Monument

Great composition of San Martín monument and three buildings under construction behind:


José de San Martín
Birth: Feb. 25, 1778
Death: Aug. 17, 1850
Liberator of Argentina, Chile and Peru.

Planetarium (Planetario) - Buenos Aires



Close to "Palermo Lakes and Palermo Gardens" you will find the Galileo Galilei Planetarium.
Address: Sarmiento and Belisario Roldan, Buenos Aires, Argentina Neighborhood: Palermo

How to get Planetarium Galileo Galilei

Lagos de palermo - Buenos Aires Palermo Lakes



The Palermo lakes (Lagos de Palermo) is a great place to relax on a nice day.
It is close to many of areas of interest including the Japanese Garden (Jardín Japonés), Planetarium (Planetario), Polo Field (Campo de polo), Palermo Hippodromo (Hipódromo de Palermo).

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Panoramic


Pouso beach, Ilha Grande: panoramic photo

Abrao beach, Ilha Grande: panoramic photo

Buenos Aires, La Boca



Buenos Aires, La Boca


"Fundación Proa" is a contemporary art centre located in the traditional neighbourhood of La Boca in the city of Buenos Aires.