Just around the corner from the Plaza de Mayo is the sleek Museo del Bicentenario (Bicentenary Museum). This museum was built in 2010 to commemorate 200 years since the start of the revolution that led to Argentina’s independence. The sprawling museum is below street level, and lies on the spot where the first fort in […]
Los Cuervos de Cafe, hard-core fans of the Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro soccer team, cheer from a bus in the La Matanza area of the province of Buenos Aires on their way to the stadium. San Lorenzo is an Argentine Division A football team. Although they have never had international success, they have […]
Dancers perform a traditional Syrian dance last Sunday at the ‘Celebrate Syria Day’ Festival on Avenida de Mayo in downtown Buenos Aires. In its series of cultural festivals along Avenida de Mayo, Buenos Aires celebrated the food, art, religion and culture of the war-torn Western Asian nation and its neighbors. There is a sizable community […]
A citizen gives an interview to TVE news as April 18th’s Cacerolazo (pot-banging) protest winds down in Plaza de Mayo. A sign in the background says ‘The People are Telling You: Enough!’ The interviewee complained about corruption in the country, amidst new allegations of governmental money-laundering. The turnout was estimated at one million in Buenos […]
Young people enjoy the party in Buenos Aires’ Plaza San Martín to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday after the annual Buenos Aires’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The mixed crowd of locals and foreigners was friendly, the sounds of bagpipes and a U2 cover bands filled the air and revelers formed long lines to purchase […]
A kiosk owner in the San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires shows off her dog for a picture on a weekend Carnival night.
A young boy squeals in delight as he gets sprayed in the face with canned foam during San Telmo‘s Carnival celebrations. Only a second later, he realizes it tastes horrible and contemplates crying for a split second before running from his young attacker. Carnival celebrations will continue throughout until March 2.
Carnival does not just happen in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro or Argentina’s Gualeguaychú. For anyone who’s missed the boat— or bus— to the bigger carnivals, or can’t be torn away from the city’s hustle, Carnaval Porteño (Buenos Aires’ Carnival) is back and better than ever. The free festivities take place on Saturdays and Sundays throughout […]
Santa Claus was spotted in a summery getup of red shorts and a sleeveless shirt in the streets of Buenos Aires this week. Papá Noel, as he in called in South America, was seen walking toward the Christmas tree in Plaza de Mayo. Although trying to keep a low-profile, he was recognized by children and […]
One the most conspicuous vehicles that makes its way through Buenos Aires is the ‘Arma de Instrucción Masiva’ (Weapon of Mass Instruction), pictured here in front of the City of Buenos Aires Legislature. The book exchange on wheels is the brain child of artist, Raúl Lemesoff, who hopes to take his ‘book tank’ all over […]