Monday, May 25, 2009


Córdoba is a city about 10 hour bus ride northwest of Buenos Aires near the Sierra Chicas.  The big tourist attraction is the Jesuit circuit of churches in the center of the city.  After seeing a few churches they all started to look the same so we decided to see something different.  Right around the Jesuit circuit we found the Museo de Tortura (museum of torture) and because I like my vacations to be uplifting we decided to check it out.  This is where thousands of los desaparecidos were taken during the late 70's to be interrogated and tortured. 

La Boca

La Boca is a predominantly Italian barrio in Buenos Aires.  In 1882 rebels in the barrio attempted to secede from Argentina and raised the Genoese flag.  Unfortunately now La Boca has been reduced to La Caminito, a pedestrian street of brightly colored houses and cheesy tango shows to attract tourists.  So here are my touristy pictures:

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Which one of these is different than the other one...?

Real flower in the Rosedal in Palermo, one of Buenos Aires' many beautiful botanical gardens.

Floralis Generica, a huge metal sculpture in the Recoleta barrio of Buenos Aires that opens and closes based on the intensity of the sunlight.  Much like a real flower it is dependent on solar power...well that and hydroelectric machinery...