Monday, June 4, 2012
Friday, June 1, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
My quest to find the perfect milk and yogurt in Buenos Aires is over; La Choza has it hands down. Thick, natural yogurt and delicious full cream milk, and when paired with some organic granola it makes my weekday breakfasts a breeze.
I get my La Choza fix at El Galpon organic/hippie market in Chacarita, open Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The delightfully vintage Cine Premier at number 1565 Avenida Corrientes, was the perfect place to see Oscar-winning film The Artist. Only a handfull of people, a black and white silent movie and the faint sound of the film reel projecting its image onto the big screen. Cinema heaven.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Monday, April 30, 2012
Punta del Diablo is a small fishing/surf village on the coast of Uruguay, close to the Brazilian border. We recently rented a small faded-yellow cabin and took advantage of the lovely April weather with lots of swimming, relaxing, reading, exploring and eating.
Monday, April 23, 2012
A recent trip to Uruguay has reignited my love of the architecture in the Ciudad Vieja of Montevideo. Such a unique experience to walk around the gothic, run-down streets on a Saturday when it is completely void of life. It's like a trip back in time.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Walking along the street Ciudad de la Paz today to get to my doctors appointment, this building blew me away. Imagine living here and walking through this amazing arch every day!
I found a couple of photos that show it off a little better, from a blog in Spanish called Palo Architecture. There are some great photos from the suburb of Colegiales, so take a look!
Above photos from http://paloarq.com.ar
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Virginio Colombo is another of Buenos Aires' Art Nouveau architects. Born in Milan in 1885, he came to Argentina when he was 21 and produced almost 50 buildings before his death in 1927 at the age of just 42. Two of his most iconic buildings are located in the neighborhood of Balvanera: The Casa de los Pavos Reales at Rivadavia 3216 and the Casa Calise at Hipolito Yrigoyen 2562, the latter depicted in these photos.
The Casa Calise is hidden in the backstreets, away from the tourist circuit. The facade features many decorative features such as cherubs, sculptures, lion heads, the use of different textures and ironwork, and has become one of the iconic examples of the Art Nouveau movement in Buenos Aires.
In order to build this new style of building that broke away from traditional architecture, Colombo purchased the land facing the Casa Calise so that nobody could object to his style. The building that now stands across the street was also built by Colombo and is quite different but incredibly beautiful. Such amazing history in the same narrow street!
It is extremely difficult to photograph this building as the street is so narrow and there are trees that block the lower half!
Saturday, March 10, 2012
The bookshop is called La Calesita and I am definitely planning a return visit in the near future.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Some more Art Nouveau buildings by Julian Garcia Nuñez. Perhaps his most well-known building the Hospital Español (above) on Avenida Belgrano and La Rioja (only half of it remains today), and below, an office building at Chacabuco 78 in the heart of the city.