Category: architecture

17
Feb
2012

buenos aires: collective memory

Buenos Aires, San Nicolás de Bari, 1939 demolition

When historians look back on Buenos Aires at the turn of the 21st century, one of the topics they will likely discuss is the unfortunate destruction of the city’s architectural heritage. Nothing seems to be able to stop it.

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02
Feb
2012

business: 2012 releases

Endless Mile, 2012 projects

With Buenos Aires content finally finished, it’s time to expand our guidebook offers. I could happily write about BA for the rest of my life, but Europe is calling. 2012 is all about Portugal with a bit of Spain too. Darío & I are off to Europe in a few weeks, & there’s no better moment to decide exactly what to research & publish.

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15
Dec
2011
10
Dec
2011

buenos aires: barracas revisited, odds & ends

Buenos Aires, Barracas, Estación Hipólito Yrigoyen

A neighborhood as large & complex as Barracas has a number of elements that don’t fit into any of the previous categories…

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06
Dec
2011

buenos aires: barracas revisited, services

Buenos Aires, Barracas, Iglesia de Santa Felicitas

With a population of about 80,000 people, Barracas has lots of space to provide all the public services necessary: parks, hospitals, churches, synagogues & more.

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01
Dec
2011

buenos aires: barracas revisited, residential

Buenos Aires, Barracas, residential

Given that Barracas has been divided into so many different parcels & has such an industrial character, few people consider it a prime residential area. That wasn’t always the case.

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10
Nov
2011

buenos aires: inside the kavanagh

Buenos Aires, Retiro, Edificio Kavanagh

Don’t be jealous… although you should be. The Kavanagh is a Holy Grail to architecture buffs worldwide, & I scored a visit inside today.

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08
Nov
2011

sevilla: cathedral

Spain, España, Sevilla, catedral, cathedral

Thinking ahead to next year & some of the places in Spain & Portugal I’d like to cover with Endless Mile, top on the list is the cathedral in Sevilla. How many times have I been inside? Too many to count. How many times would I return? As many as I possibly can.

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06
Oct
2011

tucumán: southern city

Argentina, San Miguel de Tucumán, sur

Our last day in Tucumán & I still hadn’t been to the southern part of the city. Bad on me. Sundays are my favorite photo days, so I thought I’d walk randomly toward Plaza Belgrano. I was pleasantly surprised… the south hadn’t been nearly as demolished or neglected like the area where our hotel was located.

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03
Oct
2011

tucumán: cementerio del oeste

Argentina, Tucumán, San Miguel de Tucumán, Cementerio del Oeste, Lola Mora

Whenever I visit somewhere for the first time in Argentina, I automatically think about its most famous residents. There may be family plot in the local cemetery or more information to add to my Recoleta Cemetery blog.

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