Saturday, January 29, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I have recently been given a book about the way people in different cities and places around the world occupy public spaces, from homeless people sleeping in the subway stations in Tokyo, to the way people come into a metropolis every day and then leave it virtually empty until the next working day, such as in the microcentro (tiny centre) here in Buenos Aires. It really does change the way the space is both perceived and experienced, when the thing changing isn´t the space itself but the way it is used or occupied.
Monday, January 24, 2011
It´s great that they open it up so that the public can experience this important part of Argentina´s history.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Mar de Ajó is a 1960´s/70´s seaside town that attracts families and middle class porteños to it´s shores every summer. Some of the builidings reflect that fading 70´s beach vibe...
This is the apartment building where we stayed. It used to be a hotel back in the day, but now it´s just a lovely candy-coloured place to rent an apartment for the summer, one block from the beach...
Just as the buildings are full of character so is the beach. We rented a "tent" while we were there, which gives you shade, chairs, tables and the use of bathrooms and a cafe, and had some very friendly people around us in the neighbouring tents. There was so much people-watching to be done I had to sometimes choose between my book and the beach...
This last picture is of two beautiful girls that were from the tents either side of us, and they would spend all day, every day playing together. The one on the left is Anastasia and she looks just like a little Pocahontas, divina!!