A 3-Week Stroll Through Buenos Aires – Day 3


So we have a little update on this post: Kristin, of James and Kristin, was kind enough to comment and outline what at least some of this stuff is.  So, I’ll pass that along to you.  Word.

Here’s today’s pictures of B.A.  Now I’m starting to realize that captions aren’t going to happen for a lot of these, because frankly, I don’t know where or what they are.  I hate to leave you hanging, but in some weird, meta-proverbial way, it’s actually appropriate.  You won’t have any idea what you’re looking at, which sucks I realize.  However I sort of just jumped on an airplane and went to go hang out with my boy, he just happened to be living in Argentina.  And like an idiot, I did precisely zero research and had no ideas whatsoever about what I wanted to do in South America or what kind of experiences I wanted to get out of the trip.  So I generally followed James and Kristin around as they graciously did their best to be my urban Sherpas.  As such, I had no idea what I was seeing most of the time either.  I still had a hell of an experience taking it all in, and hopefully you will too.  I’ll fill you in on what I know when I actually know something worth knowing.

Also, on a clerical note, this whole little Argentinian stroll project will be filed under the “The Sights of Buenos Aires” category on your right there.  If you miss a post or three and want to catch up, that’s where to do it.

Enough chit chat, here ya go.

Back at the little plaza/bar. Place was bumpin.

On the walk home from said plaza/bar. Love this picture.

Ah yes, the trash. Apparently the waste disposal system down there is to pile it on a street corner.

A sushi bar I believe. Quilmes is a local brew.

Kristin says: “Ahem,the Godoy Quilmes sign was to a nightclub.  The Japanese lettering was just weird.”  I stand corrected.

The next day. James told me about this crap, but I definitely don't remember any of it.

Heading downtown...

And this: “The Downtown photo of the square building is El Teatro Colon. It is the old opera house. It’s actually stunning inside and modeled after Paris’ opera house.”

More downtown. I believe that's the Washington Monument in the background.

She clarifies this one as well: “The “monument” is el obelisko–B.A.’s famous landmark. It is also the spot where Maradona (famous soccer player–2010 Arg. World Cup coach) said he would run around naked if Argentina won the cup. Thankfully to many, they lost.”  I still think I know the Washington Monument when I see it, but that’s just cause I’m a good American….

Thanks to Kristin at thefoundgen.com for clearing that up for me, and for you.

We’ll see you tomorrow.

-B. Littleton

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  1. Ahem,the Godoy Quilmes sign was to a nightclub. The Japanese lettering was just weird. The Downtown photo of the square building is El Teatro Colon. It is the old opera house. It’s actually stunning inside and modeled after Paris’ opera house. The “monument” is el obelisko–B.A.’s famous landmark. It is also the spot where Maradona (famous soccer player–2010 Arg. World Cup coach) said he would run around naked if Argentina won the cup. Thankfully to many, they lost.

    And that’s your tour.

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