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Buenos Aires
Trip to Buenos Aires with Michael Warner and a group of tango friends from Mpls/St. Paul area.  Photos aren't "appreciated" at milongas (dances) but we did go to many milongas to dance the Argentine Tango!
Date(s): 11/7 - 11/18/2007. Album by Irene Erickson. Photos by Irene Erickson. 1 - 18 of 85 Total. 1071 Visits.
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Michael and Irene on the first day.  Corner of Rivadavia and ??

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Wax figures of famous guests at the famed Tortoni restaurant.  Many great poets, song writers, artists, philosphers and politicians would meet here.

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View of inside Tortoni Restaurant

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View of stage area in Tortoni's where they have tango demonstrations.

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Claudette points out the beautiful floor in the Cultural Center.

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Jacarinda trees were in bloom...oops a bus...

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Ah...better shot of the Jacarinda tree in La Plaza de Mayo.

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This triangular building sits at the corner of the Diagonal Norte, a major street in BsAs.

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There is a legend of an Indian girl who died and her beauty turned into this beautiful flowered tree (at Plaza de Mayo).
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Monument at the Plaza de Mayo.  The mothers of the missing children march around this monument.

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The scarves in the stone plaza are for the mothers who wore white scarves while they marched in the Plaza for the 30,000 missing and/or dead children killed by the government.

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Irene, Michael, Claudette in a well known San Telmo cafe.  There are so many names of patrons carved into the wood that there is barely any uncarved spaces!

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Irene and Michael in San Telmo cafe.

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La Boca area on El Caminito, the famous street where Tango has its roots.  The figures depict scenes from the era.

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Irene and Michael on El Caminito in La Boca.  (It was raining so the photo appears a bit blurred.)

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Well known boxers came here to train and to fight during the hey day of this area.

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The first subway train in BsAs.  It's wood and the windows open.

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Couldn't resist...the dog looked very funny!

 
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Thanks for the peek into another world only a continent away.
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bill, Sat, 8 Dec 2007 9:25AM
Looks like you had a good time! Glad of it! Love Bernie and Jerry
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Bernie & Jerry, Sun, 2 Dec 2007 8:49PM
 
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