George Stone@georgewstone

Explorations, inspirations and eye-popping sights from the National Geographic Travel editor in chief.

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Drum in the sun at the Funk Parade!


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Wow! The parade had dancers from Trinidad, drummers from Brazil, marching bands from DC, skateboarders, twirlers, you name it. Really a fun and delightfully random funky parade.


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Getting funky in the city!!! DC’s Funk Parade on the hottest day yet!


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Amazing architectural styles and views and vignettes in Buenos Aires. This was taken from the scenic restroom of the Palacio Duhau, which is a real find if you need it when you’re out there shopping. It’s a gorgeous Park Hyatt with a dreamy terrace for sipping Malbec. @palacioduhau


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Don’t purr for me, Argentina. This basking cat is sort of the spirit animal of La Recoleta, final (so far) resting place in the well-traveled afterlife of Evita. I had no idea she was moved around so much; at one point she rested in the dining room of Juan Peron’s home in Spain! His third wife must have been an amazing cook to pull those dinner parties together.


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There are so many amazing terraces and gardens in Buenos Aires. So clearly the goal is to find a terrace that overlooks a garden. Ideally one near a cafe. This one at Recoleta does the trick for me!


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And then there’s this: the magic and monotony and occasional monstrosity of concrete Brutalism! It’s a lot to deal with. But the overall variety of architecture in #buenosaires is impressive, even if some of the structures are in various stages of... beautiful decay? There’s architectural eye candy everywhere here.


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So. Many. Statues. Wow. Epic. Today I walked something like 15,000 steps and I may have seen as many statues. In a good way. Amazing variety of periods and styles and purposes and levels of social programming and political messaging. Interesting! #buenosaires


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The automobile club of Argentina— ACA (Automóvil Club Argentino)—has the coolest sign ever. It hangs over a main avenue and has a map of the country and key destinations right. The club was founded in 1904; the building is monumental deco-chic and looks like Hercule Poirot would work there.


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Vibrant stop at @museomalba — the Museum of Latin American Art in @visitbuenosaires.oficial. Spectacular permanent collection spanning more than a century. Really cool temporary photo exhibition on the pivotal years of Peron’s return to Argentina in the early ‘70s. And some pop-art op-art posters! #argentina #buenosaires


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Let’s start with dessert! This is a yummy flan with dulce de leche and ice cream. After this I’m thinking maybe a bloody steak and nice Malbec... living la vida Argentina! 🍮 🍷 🥩 🇦🇷


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