Saturday, June 19, 2010

Back in BA.....




We got back from Salta just in time for the week of celebrations for Argentina's Bi Centennial...The star of the shows was The Colon Opera House, just opened after 4 years of stalled renovations.   I can't wait to get inside this building!  
The main biggest street in BA, 9th del Julio, was closed to most traffic for more than 10 days, with bandstands, exhibits, and parades with a 12 block long flag of Argentina!   The Immigrant parade was amazing...groups and bands from almost every country in the world costumed up and dancing down the streets...but what was with the USofA not having any entry?  Was the US embassy too paranoid about terrorism, or booing, or what?  anybody out there know?





A great hour long program of the history of Argentina was projected onto Teatro Colon...


After the Bi Centennial, we started the search for our next apartment, hopefully in a new barrio, and high up with a view....something in this building would be nice.....

This week's art shot is this pop out picture of restaurant Empire Thai, owned by friend Kevin...




Along with very artistic  puppets from the Puppet Museum in San Telmo


We tried a new Japanese restaurant that had amazing decor...but mediocre food....



So this week's food shot goes to our old Montserrat neighborhood standby, Prosciutto.  Broiled Merluza white fish in an almond sauce, and brochettes of shrimp, both served with a great rice concoction and calamata olive bread.....

2 comments:

frank said...

Great photos! How do you absorb seeing so much interesting stuff day after day?

Carla said...

I would say that the best things to do in Argentina can be totally done in the Winter. Hikers from all over the world make the long journey to Patagonia for some of the best trekking on the planet. The terrain is simply world-class: stunning granite spires, expansive glaciers, thick forests, and wide-open plains. There is much to see here, enough to keep hard-core hikers and backpackers busy for a month. Then, when the Spring is coming (like now) you can go to the capital of the country, get some furnished apartments in buenos aires and stay for a few weeks. The city is better to see it in that season, where all the flowers of the different gardens are growing!