Monday, June 7, 2010

Salta

We took the 4 hour trip from Tucuman north up to Salta...lots of this kind of land on the way....then, we start seeing signs of green and civilization....

There was a tram car right near our hostel that gave us a view of the whole city....



But my favorite shot from the tram was right before we got back down, peeking into people's back yards, yes yards! (Buenos Aires doesn't have too many...)

Salta architecture is different too...much more Spanish influence (Buenos Aires seems to have mainly Italian influence)...Spain's big dream of finding riches and establishing themselves in the "new world," didn't seem to get as far south as BA...
We spent quite some time in the main square of Salta...it truly is the center of town...





We also spent time near our hostel, which was more off the tourist track..with great neighborhood restaurants and parks full of folks into the night...


Dave got this girl to pose by buying her candies....

At the big modern art museum on the main plaza, we found an exhibit of Silvio Fischbein, a Buenos Aires artist.  We had seen one of his pieces before, at Palace de Glace, but this time we got to see a whole room full of his stuff....if you look closely, you will see that he mainly uses millions of plastic tiny baby dolls....all different colors...












My favorite was this free standing piece, with stacks of old books and baby dolls sleeping between the pages...




I wish I could remember what this is I am cutting into!...I know there was lamb in the center of this big brown ball, and I know it was delicious...note the sauce containers...most restaurants up north serve at least two sauces with each meal, a green one and a hot red one...usually made on site...we filled our suitcases with pop bottles full of the ones we especially liked and were able to buy....Buenos Aires has many of the things I love, but no hot sauce except sometimes a bottle of Tabasco.....

1 comment:

Angie said...

Hi!
I'm going to visit Argentina in September. I've already been looking for Buenos Aires apartments because my idea is toy stay a long time in BA, people say there are lots of places to visit, that you never have enought tiem. So my idea is to be in an apartment to invite people to my place, and to be there for a while. But also I'm thinking to visit another part of the country.
Do you think I should go to Salta? here this pictures are great, but, well.. I'm not sure what to do, I wanted some opinions
Hope you can help me
bye