Buenos Aires – Day 3

I am still waking up at 6am which is ok but going to bed so late means that I am not getting enough sleep.  Breakfast here is incredible and I haven’t seen so many croissants on one plate!  While at breakfast I took a shot with my iPhone of the stairs with the lights and the lines.  While in the lounge area later that morning the two chairs were in perfect symmetry – again with my iPhone and Instagram was used.  I am having a black and white Instagram time while I am here which is quite a challenge as not everything works well without colour.
I had planned an Academia tour of the city with Nestor from the BACultural Conceirge service which was a a fabulous safe way of seeing the city.  Here are the highlights of my day.
I met Nestor in San Telmo and while waiting for the bus to take us to La Boca I came across these two men just hanging around outside their home watching life.
 I hadn’t been on bus in Buenos Aires before so very grateful for Nestor being with me as I know that I would have been completely confused.
Here is an older gentleman on the bus – I just loved the reflections!
Arriving at LaBoca I popped over to the art gallery and took the first shot of the port area. First image above.
This is a favourite place for tourists with the colourful houses, tango in streets and also it is the home of the famous football team Boca Juniors.  Below is the hospital, shadows on steps and a typical house.
I did come across this chap who was playing the accordion – such a sad face…
… and here a mother and son in one of the shops – the son incredibly bored.
From La Boca we went to Plaza de Mayo and this place touched my heart.
The headscarve is the symbol of the abuelas de plaza de mayo. Essentially women would walk around the central monument in protest to thousands that had disappeared during the Dirty War (1976 – 83)
The monument faces the “the Pink House” – Casa de Gobierno where Eva Peron addressed  adoring crowds from the balcony in 1951 renouncing the vice presidency.
From here we went to a place of remembrance of where the terrorist attack took place at the Israeli embassy in 1992.
Again to place of rememberance of the soldiers lost in the Falklands war.
Interesting that there is always a guard of honour here…
Just walking away I saw this very lovey dovey couple.
Before I headed back I saw the flower which used to open and close and the reflection of the law university can be seen in the reflection.
On the way back in the taxi the driver had the most amazing look about him loved the moustache and shades.
Day 4 I go to Recoleta in the rain.  More on the blog tomorrow…
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