Saturday, January 19, 2008

Photos of Buenos Aires II (January 16-19, 2008)

The Basilica de Pilar in the Recoleta neighborhood. Built in the 18th century, this church is a classic example of Argentine colonial architecture.
Ornate family vaults at the Cementerio de La Recoleta. Founded in 1822, the cemetery encompasses six hectares - it's like a small city. Eva Peron and many other famous people are buried here.
A scruffy looking cat guards the cobwebbed coffins of an Argentine family in the Recoleta cemetery. The place is full of cats...there was even a black cat at the entrance gate!
A striking painting in the National Museum of Fine Arts. The museum has a nice collection of European and South American artwork, along with some Pre-Columbian artifacts.
Dancers at a tango show in the San Telmo neighborhood. The tango originated in Buenos Aires at the end of the 19th century.

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