FABULOUSLY DEAD

The Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires is recognized as one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world. It is where most of Argentina’s who’s who are laid to rest, probably so they won’t have to travel far to attend those high society parties in the afterlife. The cemetery is situated in the high end district of Recoleta and is open to the public seven days a week. The mausoleums are arranged like city blocks designed in Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Baroque and Neo Gothic architectural styles and decorated with elaborate statues. This cemetery is one of the must see places when visiting Buenos Aires. Below are a few of the many photos I took during my tour of the place.

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OBELISCO DE BUENOS AIRES

Last month I was in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the first time and explored the city for a few days before embarking on a 2-week cruise to the tip of South America. I fell in love with this elegant city referred to as The Paris of South America that I promised myself to visit again and perhaps stay a little longer. One of the most prominent landmarks in the city is the Obelisco or Obelisk located right in the heart of the 9 de Julio Avenue, which happens to be one of the widest avenues in the world. This architectural icon was built in the 1930’s to commemorate the quadricentennial of the foundation of the city of Buenos Aires. ¬†Fortunately, the hotel I was staying, The Palacio Duhau at the Recoleta District, was just a few minutes walk to the Obelisco so I made sure a trip to this landmark was included in my itinerary. By the way, one can actually climb to the top of the obelisk but with elevator access nonexistent it is a test of endurance climbing 206 steps to the top. I would say I was happy enough to appreciate it from the ground so here are some photographs I took of the Obelisk and its surrounding area also known as the Punto Obelisco. Happy New Year everyone and here’s to more travels as well as great photo opportunities this year.

ROJO TANGO

I have been away from this page for quite some time now not because I’m out of photos to share but because I’m having difficulty writing narratives for my posts. I did mention in my profile that I am not much of a writer so every post I make is really a struggle for me. Unfortunately, I’m better expressing myself in photos and the fewer the words required the better for me. Anyway, I am currently in Buenos Aires, Argentina for a holiday and I guess the beauty of the place stirred up my creative juices so I’m back again with a few photos to share. The other night I went to Rojo Tango, supposedly the creme de la creme of tango shows in Buenos Aires, inside the 5-star Faena Hotel. The experience I purchased included hotel pick-up and drop off with a private car as well as a hearty three course dinner (got the steak for my entree) with open bar (wine, beer, sodas and coffee) the entire evening. I was lucky enough to sit on a table right in front of the stage allowing me unobstructed views of the show. I did make the mistake of going online and read that photography is not allowed in the venue. I left my DSLR in my hotel room only to find out upon arrival that only flash photography was prohibited. Thankfully, I have my ever reliable iPhone 7 Plus and was able to take a few decent photos from the show. I am highly recommending the show and I would also suggest to go splurge and get the dinner with transportation package. For more info visit their website at http://www.rojotango.com.

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