Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Great Buenos Aires Tour

Early Saturday morning, we went looking for a city tour of Buenos Aires.  What we found was a real bargain!  Translations of the narrative in several languages was advertised, but only the Spanish was in full operation.  The Spanish was of the Andalusian variety, full of shhhh's and an irritating lisp.  Impossible to understand.  Some segments were also available in Portuguese, but that was of little help.  

No matter.  The guides were affable and the weather was spectacular. 
Here in no particular order are some of my favorite pictures from the Great Buenos Aires Tour.

Shipping, shipping, shipping!

Plaza Mayo
 and the beautiful Casa Rosada
Sculpture everywhere
A city famous for its parks and trees.  Almost every balcony sported some kind of planting.
An array of architectural styles
including the crypt of San Martin, Argentina's George Washington
the Obelisk

and finally . . . La Boca . . . and especially Caminito, birthplace of the tango.

There is never enough time to do everything you would like to do on a trip, but I knew this short visit to Caminito wasn't enough for me.  If there were any free moments available, I wanted to come back.