On a night hotter than most, we ventured out to see a friend in a jazz quartet in Retiro, in the craziest bar i have ever been to. In amongst the train tracks in a huge warehouse shed, is the home and workspace of an artist who, on weekends, opens his space as a bar. From the mosquitos, to wiping my chair down with the toilet paper provided on the table, to the absence of a fan on a 30 degree evening, to seeing a huge turkey in the shed nextdoor, it was a very interesting experience. Afterwards we walked through the barrio of Recoleta where i took a couple of shots of a beautiful old light in a square on Alvear, and we went to a great old place for some pizza.
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.