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
Buenos Aires Ecological Reserve, Reserva Ecológica de Buenos Aires, also known as Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, Reserva Ecológica Costenera Sur, is a 865-acre (3.50 km2) tract of low land on the Río de la Plata riverbank located on the east side of the district of Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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.