t2.bmp (300054 bytes) 

February 27-28, 2015


Buenos Aires, Argentina

In the early 16th century, Buenos Aires was transformed from a colonial port
into a cosmopolitan metropolis - the "Paris of the South" - by the cattle boom of the
1880s. As in the American West, boom was followed by bust. But that did not stop
Buenos Aires from becoming the city it is today. With its air of haunted grandeur,
Buenos Aires is a place of icy intellect and smoldering passion. It is a city where the
elegant Colon Theater, one of the world's great opera houses, stands in counterpoint to
the working class barrios that gave birth to the tango. Perhaps the city's enigmas and
contradictions are best embodied by its two most famous citizens - the reclusive
librarian and literary genius Jorge Luis Borges and the showgirl turned First Lady, Evita

The "Paris of the South" flaunts its European heritage. One of the pleasures of Buenos
Aires is simply absorbing its charm and flavor, from Parisian-style confiterias - cafés - to
the city's popular tango clubs.

Buenos Aires

We spent two days in Buenos Aires.  We took a bus tour of the city, visited Eva Peron's grave at La Recoleta Cemetery and then went to a fabulous restaurant called "La Ventana" where we enjoyed steak, wine and an amazing 1 1/2 hour tango show. Below are the pictures we took of the city, including the inside of the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral where the current pope (Pope Francis) held services.

Click on a picture to view large



La Recoleta Cemetery

Evita, the second wife of President Juan Perón, was the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death from cancer at the age of 33. She gained influence by speaking on behalf of labor rights, and founded Argentina's first large-scale female political party. Eva also devoted herself to the plight of the impoverished lower classes into which she herself was born. For her work, she was bestowed the official title of "Spiritual Leader of the Nation" and is still revered long after her death.

At La Recoleta Cemetery, you'll wander through the last resting place for many of Buenos Aires' most influential people, including the immortal Evita. A fanciful array of 6,400 Neoclassical, Neogothic, Art Nuevo and Art Deco-style mausoleums are laid out like a city with street names and a town center.

Click on a picture to view large




Estancia is a ranch about an hour away from Buenos Aires.  On the way there, we saw pampas grass growing wild.  We sampled "tita" which is a tea enjoyed by the Argentines.  During our visit to the ranch, we explored the grounds and enjoyed a traditional asado al asador, the gaucho-style country barbecue featuring famous Argentine beef. After lunch, we were treated to a colorful folkloric show of Argentine music, dance and renowned feats of horsemanship.

Click on a picture to view large




Argentina Gauchos



 Go Home


  • About Us | The Ranch | Parties | USA Travel | World Travel | Cruising | Videos | Pets | CookBook | Football | Past Years | Humor

  •  | rab bag | Site Map