Friday, November 5, 2010

The tourist bus tour of the city.....

Please excuse my failure to make any posts for the last two weeks....Canadian friend Paula and I have been out in the wilds of Argentina and Uruguay without much access to computers (check for details of our adventure in future posts) ....Before we left Buenos Aires, we took the open air double decker tourist bus all around the city....it was my third time, and I still find it fascinating....especially how one goes from fancy downtown areas to funky ole Boca in less than an hour.....


We got off the bus in the Boca neighborhood......

And found some great little places tucked away in alleys....




Made a stop at the former home of artist Benito Quinquela Martin.....here is my favorite painting of his of La Boca during its hay-day as the main port of BA ....

We also went to Fundacion PROA museum in Boca to see some contemporary art...  Ruben Borre's stuff was pretty great.....




This week's food shot is from Restaurante Shi Yuan, Tagle 2531 off Ave. Las Heras....this place continues to get our vote as the best Chineese Resaurant in town with moderate prices....the top dish is three kinds of wild mushrooms surrounded with baby bok choy.   We repeatedly order the bottom plate (noodles/veg/pork/shirmp/chicken, all in a complex/smokey sauce) with the deceptively simple name of "Chao Mien Mixto."

4 comments:

Kimberly said...
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Kimberly said...

Benito Quinquela Martín is one of the greatest artists of all times but for Argentineans he is especially important because he painted all landscapes of the capital of Argentina. They were usually of the BA port, boats and its people. When I was there on a trip, I was staying in apartments in Buenos Aires and I went to his museum and saw all of his works of art. He was a real gifted man. He portraid the city like no one else.
What a genious!
Kim

sam said...

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Jack Witson said...

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