Saturday, April 11, 2009

aprovechando el tiempo

The weather the past few days has been beautiful - after a heat wave early this past week (as a result of which I have sworn off taking the subte - I'm still a bit traumatized after a some-stranger's-sweat-dripping-on-my-arm incident), it's been consistently in the mid 70s, sunny, and clear blue skies. Not wanting to stay inside, I went on a photo-taking stroll through Palermo yesterday. Here are some highlights...

These three were taken at El Rosedal, a rose garden, which is inside El Parque 3 de Febrero in Palermo. Thousands upon thousands of roses...I took a lot of pictures, but you get the idea. One of my favourite parts, though, is the security: if you so much as look the perfectly manicured lawn,  a man with a whistle and shirt that says "Guardian" will yell at you. 

A couple friends and I spent the afternoon here...not a bad day.

Most of the streets in Palermo are lined with these kinds of trees...whose name I should probably look up.

Che: el musical argentino. It worked with Evita, so why not Che?

There's a lot of cool graffiti and artwork all across the city - these are just some that got my attention.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Julie,

    I hope you are doing well. I stumbled upon your blog/website while surfing for blog writers based out of Buenos Aires. Love the posts!

    I am sure you are busy so I'll cut straight to the chase; I'm a hyperactive Malaysian entrepreneur taking some time to focus on my health via (learning) yoga and tango, and I'm in BA for a month. I don't know anyone in the city - and I am a firm believer that one of the best ways to learn about a new environment is by experiencing it through other folk who have been there for a while.

    I'd love to catch up for a cup of coffee if you're game - my own interests are varied (see my website below) and I take no greater joy than in meeting new people and expanding my social network. My cell # here in Buenos Aires is 15-5725-8577, and I look forward to hearing from you. Ciao!
    Anand (