Sunday, March 5, 2017

Buenos Aires, Argentina

We've posted about Buenos Aires in the past (see entry of 12/12/10), but the city continues to delight. This time, we were able to visit the inside of the lavishly renovated Teatro Colon, pictured above and below. Renovation costs topped $100 million.



The concert hall seats nearly 2500 people, with standing room for 1,000. The acoustics are considered to be some of the finest in the world, and the venue was a favorite of Luciano Pavarotti.

Ceiling fresco
The famed obelisk on Avenida de Julio

Interior of La Biela, an historic café near La Recoleta cemetery. Below are some images from the cemetery, including the Duarte family mausoleum, final resting place of Evita Peron. Even today, flowers and mementos are routinely left on the gates.

The beautiful Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes houses a spectacular collection.

                                       The noted painting, "Without bread and without work."

Below are a few photos of the San Telmo district, which we visited for its popular Sunday market.

The steaks and wine were as delicious as we remembered and we'll look forward to another visit to the incredible city of Buenos Aires!!

                                                                         Tango away!

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