Buenos Aires, Argentina and Iguazu Falls, Argentina Photos
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Buenos Aires, Argentina and Iguazu Falls, Argentina Photos
This gallery features photos of the beautiful areas of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tigre and Iguazu Falls.
Buenos Aires (BA) has the grandeur of Europe with a Latin Flair. The architecture and cafes reminds one of Paris or Madrid while BA has that Latin flair of Tango and mouth watering steak and other grilled meats in parrillas. Areas of Buenos Aires featured in this gallery include Microcentro, La Boca, Palmero, Recoleta, and San Telmo. In addition we go outside of Buenos Aires to the play ground of Tigre featuring two photos, and several hours away by plane to Iguazu National Park in Argentina and Brasil with stunning waterfall photos.
Photos selected from BA are unique. Everyone has photos of Evita Peron's tomb in Recoleta Cemetary. I chose not to exhibit these and others. If interested in these, contact me. Colorful selections from Carminito, La Boca, Puerto Madero (old vs new), the Israel Embasssy terrorist bombing memorial, National Holocaust Memorial, Casa Rosada and Plaza de Mayo with colorful flowers in the foreground, the unique Centro Naval-1914 building facade and door. Another unique photo is the Ministry of Heath building- has a steel silhouette of Evita. The photo was taken during a demonstration by Peron supporters.
Centro Naval Building
This shimmering iron, bronze and sculpted granite door at the intersection of Florida and Córdoba will grab your attention. Elegant does not begin to describe it. This only hints at the lavish interior. This is Sede Central, an event facility and headquarters for a social and sports club called Centro Naval (Naval Center). Since its founding in 1882 by young navy officers, the organization has sponsored a rugby team plus several other sports activities. The handsome Beaux-Arts design dates back to 1914.
Ministry of Heath building- steel silhouette of Evita.
The building is located on 9 de Julio Avenue and Belgrano Avenue. On the Ministry of Heath building is a large steel silhouette of Evita (Eva Perón). After the aspiring radio and movie actress met Colonel Juan Perón in 1944, she became his mistress, then wife and finally the First Lady of Argentina when he became president in 1946. She used this platform to create a charitable foundation and led the cause for women’s suffrage. At the height of her popularity in 1951, two million people assembled here chanting for her to run as vice president. She declined because of her secret ill health. The following year she died of cervical cancer at the age of 33. Madonna portrayed Eva Perón in the 1996 movie Evita. The Justicialist Party, or PJ, is a Peronist political party in Argentina, and the largest component of the Peronist movement. Current president Alberto Fernandez belongs to the Justicialist Party. The day this photo was shot, Fernandez was giving a state of the union speech to parliment.
Puente de la Mumer footbridge
The Puente de la Mujer, in the Puerto Madero district, is a pedestrian bridge opened in 2001. It was designed by Valencian architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava. The bridge is 160 meters long and 6 meters wide, with a metallic mast that rises 39 meters. The bridge swings aside when a ship needs to pass through. The bridge was built in Spain and moved in parts to Buenos Aires in many shipments. Artistically, the author states that the work represent the figure of a couple dancing tango, where the white mast represents the man, and the curved silhouette of the bridge represents the woman
Israeli Embassy Memorial Plaza located in Retiro
The site is now a very tranquil place for contemplation, converted into a park graced by 22 trees and seven benches to represent the people who died in the embassy bombing. The outline of the once-elegant building remains on the adjacent structure, like a ghost speaking for the dead. The blast was heard more than three miles away. The facade of the Catholic primary school and the shelter across the street from the embassy were blown to pieces. Of the 29 killed in the blast, four were Israelis. Many killed and injured were school children and a Priest. The terrorist attack that destroyed the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires on March 17, 1992, killed 29 and injured 242, in the first international terrorist attack on Argentina’s soil. Priest Juan Carlos Brumana was one of the people killed in the suicide bombing. He died in the Catholic Church Mater Admirabilis that is in front of the former embassy.
The Iguazu National Park, shared between Brazil and Argentina, is one of the main attraction, not only touristically, but also ecological and natural. Millions of people enjoy this impressive natural wonder, supported by UNESCO. The parks are about a two hour plane ride from Buenos Aires. The Iguazu National Park consists of two national parks, one in Foz de Iguazu (Brazil) and the other one in Puerto Iguazu (Argentina). A major attraction is the falls. The park has a size of 252,982 hectares (67,720 on the Argentine side and 185,262 on the Brazilian side). The parks became National Parks in 1934 and 1939 for Argentina and Brasil respectively. About 1.6 million people visit these parks primarily to see the water falls which are more numerous, larger in width and vertical drop than Niagra Falls. For example, the longest drop for a fall is 80 meters located at the Devil's Throat in Iguazu compared to 62 meters for Niagra Falls. Victoria Falls has a higher vertical drop of 103 meters at Rainbow Falls, but shorter width at 1700 meters for Victoria vs 2700 meters for Iguazu. Niagra Falls has a width of 945 meters.
The gallery features photos of a black capuchin monkey encountered on the Argentinaian side of the falls. Falls displayed include the Devils Throat and others such as Adam and Eve, Bernabe Mendez and Mbigua Falls.
The Tigre delt region is vast. At 5,405 square miles, the Tigre Delta is among the world’s largest, and it is one of the only major deltas in the world that does not empty into a sea or ocean. It flows instead into the Río de la Plata, which separates Argentina and Uruguay. Tigre is named for the jaguars — which were called tigers — that once roamed here, before the islands became important agriculturally for wicker and fruit in the mid-1800s; the British built trains bringing these products to market. After an 1877 yellow fever epidemic in Buenos Aires, Tigre was seen as a healthful retreat.
The Sarmiento House-1855
The Sarmiento House is a National Historic Monument in the northern suburb of Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was the former residence from 1855 until his death in 1888 of Domingo Sarmiento, the 7th President of Argentina. It was declared a National Historic Monument in 1966 and is now a museum Cologne was one of the most heavily bombed cities in Germany during World War II, with the Royal Air Force (RAF) dropping 34,711 long tons (35,268 tonnes) of bombs on the city. The bombing reduced the population by 95%, mainly due to evacuation, and destroyed almost the entire city. With the intention of restoring as many historic buildings as possible, the successful postwar rebuilding has resulted in a very mixed and unique cityscape.
Tigre Art Museum- The Tigre Club built in 1912
Tigre Art Museum. The Tigre Club stands on the banks of the Luján River, in Paseo Victorica, Tigre, near Buenos Aires, Argentina. it was opened on 13 January 1912. Like the hotel nearby opened in 1890, the Tigre Club soon became an important meeting place for the rich and famous. The elegant and luxurious building has two floors with mezzanines with large windows on almost all sides. The main saloon on the first floor has frescoes by the Spanish artist Julio Vila y Prades (1875-1930), the staircases are of marble and there are Venetian mirrors and French chandeliers. In 1979, the Tigre Club was declared a National Historic Monument. After extensive restoration it now houses the Tigre Municipal Museum of Fine Art (Museo de Arte Tigre), opened in 2006.