Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Street Arte BA

Street Arte BA is an independent graffiti event in Buenos Aires. This year the focus is on "the art in the street vs the street in the art". They have decked out a huge space in the neighbourhood of Once where many artists have come together to make their art both on the walls and/or on a canvas for sale. This picture is from the artist DOTZ who has an awesome Flickr that shows off his work.  He credits graffitimundo with the photo who work with local artists and run graffiti tours in Buenos Aires. More details on the Street Arte BA Facebook!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Wall in the Suburbs

There´s nothing like a freshly sprayed wall in the suburbs! This mural came to life last Sunday after 12 hours of creative goodness in the neighbourhood of Nuñez. One of the guys involved is a friend who goes by the name of COF, check out some of his other work here. He said the locals really got into it and one neighbour even brought them snacks and refreshments :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Street Corner - Palermo

Today I had brunch at Oui Oui in Palermo Hollywood, delicious! Scrambled eggs, pancetta, green salad, chunky cut potatoes and limonada, mmmmm.  Just a block away on the corner of Arenal and Amenabar I had previously spotted this little long-nosed creature and loved his style. Great colours too!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Bikes and Birds

There is a small bicycle revolution happening in BA. The government are building bike lanes all over the city and providing many stations where you can use them for free and then drop them off at another location.  And aside from that, more and more people are buying and riding their own bikes as a clean, healthy and more enjoyable alternative to the chaos of public transport.

However, I think you need to be almost bat-sh%$ crazy to take to these congested streets on a bike, where the bus drivers basically use you as target practice and wouldn´t give way to you if their lives depended on it. And aside from this, nobody wears a helmut! But anyway, nice bike art... and some birds too.

Friday, November 11, 2011

For the Love of Architecture

This first building is actually in Santa Fe but it got me thinking that one of the things I love most about Argentina, or more specifically Buenos Aires, is the complete mish-mash of architectural styles.  You have a beautiful old building from the 1800´s, and next to it there´s a strange 1970´s thing that was made as a cheap office building.  So these are some buildings that held my attention because they are interesting, beautiful, ugly and unique.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Puerto Madero Part 2

Yesterday I went to the HUGE natural reserve in Puerto Madero for the first time ever! I actually cannot believe that I had not been before, and I can also not believe that it is so big and refreshing and so close to crazy downtime Buenos Aires.

We walked all the way to the edge where the park becomes the Rio de La Plata river and like everybody else, sat on the grass and drank mate. It was like we had gone on a day-trip out of the capital, so quiet and natural. I think it´s going to be the perfect escape from the mid summer heat in January.