Saturday, 9 January 2010

Hanging around Buenos Aires

Here are a few shots I took from Buenos Aires. I tried to illustrate my first impression of the city.

The first thing that comes to one's mind when thinking about Buenos Aires is that it looks like a European city. People are right. I feel than I am in Barcelona.

The non-European thing is that everything is big here. The streets have an average of 3 lanes. Here is Avenida 9 de Julio. It has six lanes in each directions, but at some point - next to the Oblesik - it has ten lanes in each direction.

The waterfront - Puerto Madero - kind of looks like Dubai with its shiny new buildings that many are still under construction (but with way more character).

Talk about capitalism. The street names are sponsored by big international and local brands.

Kind of weird to see Christmas decoration when it's 30 degrees outside.

We can clearly see that Argentina is getting out of a very harsh crisis. Many shops in central areas are closed.

Overtime, I shall improve the quality of my pictures.

Click on pictures to enlarge.


  1. j' etais justement entrain de demander si t'etais arriver puis g vu ton blog,
    j' aime bien la premiere photo sutout l' architecture du lieu.
    les autres sont assez descriptive sans plus ... j'adore les sponsors:))

  2. Mon petit! Tes photos sont deja tres belles! Ur only fishing for compliments! ;-) Tu me manques!