Buenos Aires, 'Fair Winds'

by Jovana Lakic November. 19, 2020 395 views

The name of the city of Buenos Aires, means "Good Airs" or "Fair Winds" in Spanish. It was first founded in 1536 by an expedition led by the Spaniard Pedro de Mendoza.

The population of Buenos Aires is around 2.8 million people. Over the years, many people have immigrated to the Argentinian capital from all over the world. The city is made up of many cultures with a particularly strong European influence.

Obelisk, an icon of Buenos Aires

The Plaza de Mayo is the oldest public square in Buenos Aires, and has been the scene of many of the most important events in the city's history. The square is named after the Argentine revolution, which began on May 25, 1810.

The May Revolution began the Argentine War of Independence. A formal declaration of Independence was finally issued on July 9, 1816.

The Casa Rosada, also known as the Pink House, is the Presidential Palace, home to the balcony that Evita often used to address crowds of Peronists — known as the shirtless ones because many were poor laborers — gathered in the Plaza de Mayo and up Avenida de Mayo. It became iconic as the setting for “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” the signature song of the musical “Evita.”

El Cabildo, Colonial Council

Metropolitan Cathedral

Feria de San Telmo

La Boca is a neighborhood, or barrio of Buenos Aires. It retains a strong Italian flavor, with many of its early settlers being from the city of Genoa.

The birthplace of the tango, and the place where people exhibit their artwork.

Monument Eva Peron

A view from the hotel

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Constantin Stephan 3 months, 1 week ago

This is another place I am planning to visit, I have not yet been to South America. And I might as well have a look at Montevideo, I wonder how long the boat trip from Buenos Aires might take.

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Jovana Lakic Replied to Constantin Stephan 3 months, 1 week ago

Yes, Buenos Aires is really something, should I had more time, since I was there only on a business trip, I would have combined it with visiting some natural spots in Argentina, or as you suggested, Uruguay - it says that it takes 3-4 hours by ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo, there you go, it seems super easy.

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Piotr B 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Lovely pictures of an extraordinary and hospitable place.

Your pictures remind me of a very unique experience in Buenos back in 2007: flew and stayed in Argentina with more than thirty engineers and technicians from Nigeria for about three months. This is where they had their technology transfer training programme before we started projects in Ibadan and Lagos. The best (although tough) time in my professional life and amazing cultural exchange. I do not have many pictures from that period (too busy managing training sessions and shift work) but I have pages and pages of travel diary and Argentinian friends I keep in touch with until today.

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Jovana Lakic Replied to Piotr B 3 months, 1 week ago

Thanks Piotr, it seems like you had a great cross-cultural and professional experience in Argentina. Sometimes we don't take pictures, as the actual experience is too good to be missed. Later on we regret not taking them though. But, you kept your diaries and got some good friendssmile

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Antonio Gil 4 months, 1 week ago

You've captured so well the life of this city. Kudos

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Jovana Lakic Replied to Antonio Gil 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Thanks, Antonio! This is one of this vibrant and colorful places, it has so much to offer. Cheers

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Yashil Dreepaul 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking us in the heart of Buenos Aires! I've enjoyed the ride. Very nice pics! +1

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Jovana Lakic Replied to Yashil Dreepaul 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you Yashil👍

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Camellia Staab 4 months, 3 weeks ago

#28 interesting name for a resturant/ cafe....."Rasputin's Samovar" I like that. Thanks for sharing these photos. Very nicely captured.

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Jovana Lakic Replied to Camellia Staab 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Ra ra Rasputin..Russia’s greatest love machine..very catchy name for the restaurant. Thank you for your comment Camellia.

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