Tuesday, January 02, 2007

2. Buenos Aires

A north-west facing view of Plaza de Mayo, the formal centre of Buenos Aires. The building with the dome is the Cathedral Metropolitana. Inside the cathedral is the tomb of General José de San Martin, the revolutionary who helped liberate Argentina from Spanish rule.

The presidential palace, Casa Rosada. I asked our guide about Eva Perón (Evita), and it was from the balcony on the far left of the picture where she would speak to her people.

A south-west facing view in Plaza de Mayo showing the Cabildo, the building right of centre with the white arches.

La Boca, the district where a lot of Italian immigrants settled in the 19th century. These days, street crime is apparently rife outside the tourist trap area where we were taken.

Another photo taken in La Boca.

A statue of Eva Perón (Evita) in the Recoleta district.

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