Friday, May 23, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
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
fuente: wikipedia - Chaitén (volcano)
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
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 | email@example.com | www.malba.org.ar
This picture of Tarsila do Amaral is part of the MALBA permanent exhibition
Monday, May 5, 2008
''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.
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
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
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).