Buenos Aires, by Noelia Diaco. Photo is not visible, used only for sharing on social networks.

Photos: Downtown Buenos Aires

September 9, 2011
We're hoping to get to do a few more touristy things now that we have the boring logistics sorted out. Yesterday we finally made it to downtown Buenos Aires and saw some of the city's old grandeur along with one of its gleaming and exclusive newer districts.

From the Plaza de la Republica. On the right is Obelisco, built to honor the 400th anniversary of the first (unsuccessful) founding of the city.
Walking toward the president's offices.
The Casa Rosada, or the government house, whose color dates to the 1870s when it was common to paint buildings pink. The current shade has been patented as "Casa de gobierno pink."
Puerto Madero, the city's newest neighborhood. The defunct port is now a luxury yacht marina, so we came to look at the sailboats.
On Norte Diagonal connecting Plaza de Mayo and Plaza de la Republica. The Plaza de Mayo "can lay claim to most of the pivotal moments in the history of BsAs... taking its name from the May Revolution of 1810, which freed the country from Spanish rule."
Election posters for President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
- Steph & Ben


  1. Wow! Those are beautiful! Thanks for posting pictures! I'm glad you were able to start doing touristy things! What area of town are you living in (aka pictures)?

  2. Thanks. And thanks for pointing out I hadn't posted any photos of the actual city (limes and wine stands don't really count I suppose). I'll take some of our area soon. The ducks were kind of in our neighborhood.


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