Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The museum is very interesting, but I don't have great pictures of it.
I hope you like this door.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
The falls can be reached from the two main towns on either side of the falls: Foz do Iguaçu in the Brazilian state of Paraná, and Puerto Iguazú in the Argentine province of Misiones as well as from Ciudad del Este (Paraguay) on the other side of the Parana river from Foz do Iguaçu. The falls are shared by the Iguazú National Park (Argentina) and Iguaçu National Park (Brazil). These parks were designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1984 and 1986, respectively.
Iguazu Falls was short-listed as a candidate to be one of the New7Wonders of Nature by the New Seven Wonders of the World Foundation. As of February 2009 it was ranking fifth in Group F, the category for lake, rivers, and waterfalls.
info: wikipedia - iguazu falls
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Puente del Inca, Spanish for "the Inca's Bridge", is a natural arch that forms a bridge over the Vacas River, a tributary of the Mendoza River. It is located in Mendoza Province, Argentina near Las Cuevas.
Puente del Inca is also the name of the nearby hot springs. Scientists speculate that interaction of extreme elements like ice and hot springs was involved in the origin of the formation. They suppose that in ancient times ice covered the river and acted as support for avalanches of snow, dust and rocks. So the dust over the ice over the river would have served as a path for the sulfurous water and petrified the surface, so when the snow melted, the bridge remained by itself.
Charles Darwin was one of the visitors to this natural marvel, and made some drawings of the bridge with great stalactites.
In the early twentieth century there was a big Thermal Resort and Spa that used the hot springs to cure some illnesses. There was a train station that is still standing there, and tourists arrived by train to the resort. This was one of the last Argentine stations of the Transandine Railway before the train continued into Chile, traveling through a long tunnel under the Andes.
information source: wikipedia - the Inca's Bridge
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Plaza Real is a square in the Barrio Gótico of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It lies next to la Rambla and constitutes a well-known touristic attraction, especially at night. On the square are a large number of restaurants and clubs. It is also known for its many outdoor areas. The Plaça Reial was designed by Francesc Daniel Molina i Casamajó. The lanterns were designed by Antoni Gaudí.
information source: Plaça Reial - Wikipedia
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
The Tren de las Nubes or Tren a las Nubes (Train of/to the Clouds) is a train service in Salta Province of Argentina, that connects the Argentine Northwest with the border with Chile in the Andes mountain range, over 4,220 metres (13,850 ft) metres above mean sea level, the third highest railway in the world. Originally built for economic and social reasons, it is now of primarily touristic value as a heritage railway.
information source: wikipedia
Monday, January 19, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
In Argentina, the most famous carnival celebrations are held in the Argentine Mesopotamia and the North-West. Gualeguaychú in the east of Entre Ríos province is the most important carnival city and has one of the largest parades, with a similar afro-American musical background to Brazilian or Uruguayan Carnival. Corrientes is another city with a lively carnival tradition (and is also the "National Capital of Carnival") which involves the chamamé music, a kind of polka, and large parades at the Carnival weekends. In the North-West, Carnival is influenced by indigenous traditions, above all in the valley towns of Humahuaca and Tilcara. In all major cities and many towns throughout the country, Carnival is also celebrated, but less famous than in the above mentioned places.