When i first moved to Buenos Aires i lived in a neighbourhood called Flores. There was this lovely big park about 10 minutes walk from our house and it had these AMAZING gates on one side. There really was no point to the gates, at least nowadays, because there is no wall either side of them, and behind them is just a disused path. But i imagine 50 years ago that they led to a building on the edge of the park, a private residence or a type of government building that held events there. I have no idea if anyone looks upon these gates with such admiration as i do but i think it is fantastic that they are still there. Buenos Aires is full of beautiful iron work like this and many buildings feature doors, gates and windows with great patterns and details. It is these buildings that give Buenos Aires its character, history and life.
I am an Australian who has been living in Buenos Aires, Argentina for four years. My perception of the city has changed as I have adapted to my environment and new home. I am somewhere between a tourist and a local and find beauty in my everyday environment.