Sunday, January 3, 2010


Right out of the 1927 German film Metropolis is this building in downtown Buenos Aires on the corner of Belgrano and Peru.  The buidling is called Otto Wulf and was completed in 1914, 13 years before the film was made.  On the third level there are 8 huge sculpted figures that stand between the windows and are 5 metres tall.  These 8 figures each represent the different arts of blacksmithing, Carpentry, masonry, forjary, architecture, sculpture and the last two figures represent the head of the project and the architect himself, Morten F. Rönnow.  Every time i walk past this building i find myself in awe of these powerful figures and am glad to able to witness some of the beautiful architecture that this city has to offer.

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