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