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Sunday Buenos Aires

Uritsk Andrey • 6 minutes read • April 19th, 2016
I happened to visit 

Buenos Aires 

twice – during the first days of our trip upon arrival to Argentina, and two weeks later, during our last evening before flying back to Europe. We arrived in Buenos Aires city from the south of country, El Calafate. There was a big and interesting trip behind. We departed from Patagonia in the cold fall May afternoon, in snowfall and frosts (for those who have forgotten, the seasons in South America are opposite from ours), and in Buenos Aires, there was an excellent warm fall (for us it was quite similar to summer) weather. On Sunday evening people relaxed in city parks, on lawns, had a rest on benches. Usually, vain megalopolis was absolutely empty and languid. This time Buenos Aires seemed cozy and rather familiar. It was such a pleasant walk without any tourist duties. It was nice just to wander around the streets, breathe Sunday city life, enjoy the last evening of the travel…

1. This is one of the numerous churches in the central part of the city…
2. Food in "Filo" pizzeria is extremely delicious! :)))

3. This is another majestic cathedral near the St.Martin square.
4. It's the magnificent "Marriott" hotel.
5. On the bus, you can see Argentinean and Brazilian football players fighting for a ball. One year from now the national teams of these countries would fight for a title of the world champion on green fields of Brazil. Would Brazil manage to win the sixth World Cup? Or for the third time in history, the cup would be won by a brilliant white-blue team of Leo Messi? Or someone else would interpose between the South American grandees on their ancestral lands?
6. By the way, many trucks and buses in Argentina are equipped with unusual systems of pumping wheels directly on-the-go – if I am not mistaken, this is a truly South American know-how.
7. It's a warm sunny Sunday evening in the city park…
8. Today is Sunday – it is possible to have a rest from daily vanity...
9. …Or  settle comfortably on the steps of the monument…
11. …Or to ride a bike on empty city streets…

12. …Or to hide on the bench in the shadow…
Soccer is one of two main religions in Argentina. At playgrounds and just on streets young Diego Maradona and Leo Messi are kicking a ball around. :)
People organize picnics on green city lawns.
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Or they just relax with their beloved ones…
I have never seen so many passionately kissing couples per square meter! Argentineans, as well as other southern nations, are very temperamental, impulsive, and sensual…
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Here you can see guards and children playing on the lawn…
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The English tower lit up with soft evening light, appears in all its beauty... 
141sunday-buenos-aires.jpg…And directly under the tower, someone took a nap right on the green lawn. Argentinean capital slows down on Sunday…
Cyclists politely wait for a green signal on a crossing, but on Sunday it is not obligatory. Any lively city highway can be passed quietly at any time and in any place this day.
Avenid Madero - one of the busiest streets in the city...
And this old "Renault" is resting today…
It's an hour and a half before the sunset. How can I not go to beloved Puerto-Madero before departing?
…I just wanted to walk on the vibrant embankments, to admire yachts and ancient cranes of the former port, to glance in cafes…
…To make a wish at "Women's Bridge" of Calatrava. :)
…To stand on the old sailing vessel docked in the center of one of the former port zones.

To get from "dockland" to the well-known May Square takes only 5 minutes. The "May Square" is filled with bright sunset light. It's very beautifully here in the evening!
And everything will be OK!" :)
My first day in Buenos Aires began with the May Square and right here my big adventure comes to an end. There's something about it. :)
And after sunset it is very pleasant to return to amazing Puerto-Madero again…

Buenos Aires 

is the city of contrasts. You really can't help but fall in love with SUCH Buenos Aires! :)))
Author: Uritsk
Source: uritsk.livejournal.com
Translated by: Gian Luka

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