Category: argentina

25
May
2011

repost: alejandro christophersen

Buenos Aires, Balvanera, Alejandro Christophersen, Santuario Nacional Santa Rosa de Lima

Since I’ve become such a fan of Buenos Aires architecture, I’m beginning a series of posts about our best architects to highlight those who have made BA such a joy to walk around. There’s no better place to start than the grandfather of all BA architects, Alejandro Christophersen.

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14
May
2011

argentine literature: radiografía de la pampa

Provincia de Buenos Aires, pampa

Although new to writing book reviews, “Radiografía de la Pampa” by Ezequiel Martínez Estrada left such an impact on me that I feel obliged to discuss it here.

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24
Apr
2011

buenos aires: churches

Buenos Aires, Monserrat, Iglesia de San Juan Bautista

Being Easter Sunday, what better time to write a survey about churches in Buenos Aires?

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20
Apr
2011

repost: no soy muy tanguero

Tita Merello

I’m not an enormous fan of tango, but there are quite a few songs that I’ve grown to love… most sung by sassy Tita Merello.

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18
Apr
2011

trelew: one-day getaway

Argentina, Chubut, Trelew, railway station, museum

Photos & commentary from a whirlwind visit to Trelew.

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17
Apr
2011

rawson & playa unión: one-day getaway

Argentina, Chubut, Rawson, legislatura

Arriving at the Trelew bus station at 05:45 probably wasn’t the best way to begin a day of sightseeing, but there wasn’t much choice. Darío had been invited to participate in a provincial meeting dealing with English language instruction, so I tagged along. I’d never been to Trelew or Rawson & it seemed like a perfect one-day getaway.

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27
Mar
2011
09
Mar
2011

buenos aires: invasion or destruction?

Buenos Aires, Battle: Los Angeles, movie poster

In a recent La Nación article, Marcelo Stiletano seemed upset that Buenos Aires is great for science-fiction movie PR but apparently not good enough to be invaded or destroyed on screen. But it has been!

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06
Mar
2011

buenos aires: las comunas & the census

Buenos Aires, Legislatura de la Ciudad

Buenos Aires celebrates its 431st birthday this June, but in many ways the city is still young & taking its first steps. Just look at local politics; Buenos Aires is experiencing growing pains we all have to bear.

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28
Feb
2011

buenos aires: estanislao pirovano, last word

While these posts are not a complete summary of his work in Buenos Aires, the distribution of buildings point out that Pirovano was favored by wealthy clients. Many unsigned or modified buildings likely remain hidden in plain sight. BA needs people to comb the streets, paying attention to detail. There’s no other way to catalog & document Buenos Aires in the 21st century.

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