|Basilica Nuestra Señora del Pilar in barrio Recoleta|
Hard to believe but I'm again in Buenos Aires. This time for longer so if a destiny was so generous letting me be here I'm just using this opportunity to explore the city more...And this is something I do like in Baires. It may be explored, walked, watched, listened, tasted, enjoyed without a risk one day you'll get bored. It counts over 40 barrios - neighbourhoods - that offer a lot of diversity and various climates so definitely a longer stay is needed...
|Centro Cultural Recoleta where frequent exhibitions and events take place|
Floralis Generica - as this is a name of this sculpture - is 23 metres heigh and has a special feature invented by the architect. It opens and closes its six petals according to the time of a day. The flower is closed during a night in a darkness and reopens at 8am so when a new day comes.
A typical city bus here called "colectivo" (long distance ones are named "micros").There are over 700 lines which may transfer you everywhere but you need to spend some time in the city to figure out how means of transport work as at the beginning it may look chaotic not to say crazy...One important thing: there are no bus tickets so don't try to buy them. Have monedas - coins - prepared to put in a machine inside a bus. Another tip: once in Italy practice keeping balance while carried by an Italian driver. Here may be even worse...
|A piece of Avenida 9 de Julio - the world's widest avenue - 16 lanes! with Obelisco in the centre|
|Fresh, modern and still being developed Puerto Madero - a port by La Plata river|
Pictures taken in Costanera Sur - huge Ecological Reserve, ideal for bird watchers, situated just on the other side of the river bank facing the city. It's a place commonly visited by porteños during weekends as guarantees peaceful rest among the nature. And on Sundays the big fair takes place on the long promenade at the entrance to the park. There you can buy some antiques, home made pies, handcrafts, artistic clothes and any useful or useless articles. The place is also appreciated for having stands where the best choripáns (a version of grilled hot dogs richly condimented with vegetables and sauces) are served.
|If you are lucky apart from birds you may come across a reptile|
|Marathon on the streets of Buenos Aires|
|Two spring trees that blossom in November: violet Jacaranda and red Ceibo|
The most famous coffeehouse in Buenos - Cafe Tortoni - founded in 1858 by a French immigrant for years visited many personalities like Albert Einstein, Jorge Luis Borges, Arthur Rubinstein, Hillary Clinton.
|Cabildo - a former town hall, today a museum|