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I decided to share some of my old photos from my time living in Buenos Aires. I was looking through an old photo disc the other day and found tons of my BA photos. I have soooo many so I decided to share just a few.

I was shopping on Calle Florida (or what I like to call hustle man street because you can’t walk two blocks on Calle Florida without someone trying to hustle you) with my friend when we spotted a guy giving away free hugs.

It was one of the coolest and sweetest things we had ever seen. So of course we had to partake!

My friend getting her free hug…

Me getting mine…

One of my favorite things to do when I move to a new city is to capture the street art! I love it! I have tons of street art photos!

Random fountain! So Parisian!

This is Casa Rosado. Aka The Pink House!

This is Palacio Barolo. Palacio Barolo has an interesting story; its construction was inspired by Dante’s Inferno. Here is the story from Wikipedia: The Palacio Barolo was designed in accordance with the cosmology of Dante’s Divine Comedy, motivated by the architect’s admiration for Alighieri. There are 22 floors, divided into three “sections”. The basement and ground floor represent hell, floors 1-14 are the purgatory, and 15-22 represent heaven. The building is 100 meters (328 feet) tall, one meter for each canto of the Divine Comedy. The lighthouse at the top of the building can be seen all the way in Montevideo, Uruguay. The owner planned to use only 3 floors, and to rent the rest.

When completed in 1923 it was the tallest building, not only in the city, but also in the whole of South America. It remained the city’s tallest building until 1935 when, on completion, the Kavanagh Building acquired this distinction. Today it is mainly lawyer offices and there is also a Spanish language school, and a store that sells Tango clothing.

This building was declared a national historic monument in 1997

Some shots from inside Palacio Barolo…

Random Tango bar!

Hope you enjoyed! Stay tune for Throwback Thursday when I share some of my old photos from Uruguay!

NOTE: Photos Author’s own. All rights reserved.

6 Comments

  1. AngelQT says:

    Love it! You’re helping me get so excited about going in August!

  2. Great pics! I didn’t see Palacio Barrolo when I was there, how did I miss that? I’ve to come back 🙂

    • jenjen2010 says:

      It truly is a beautiful structure! I love the architecture in Buenos Aires! I love it in Paris as well! 😀 And yes you must go back!

  3. Rachel says:

    Thanks for the photos! I miss that place so much! Cannot wait to return!

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