What I like about Buenos Aires
Lately I’ve had a rant or two, with abundant sarcasm, about what I don’t like about Buenos Aires, and like any gigantic city in Latin America, there is a lot not to like. But there are a lot of things about life here that I do like, that I enjoy almost everyday. Here is a pictorial list of some of my favorites. (Photos can be enlarged full size by clicking on them.)
Flying into the city at night
View of the city from the river on a summer day (in January)
Polo. We live across the street from the twin lipstick tube towers
The abundance of leafy streets offering barrio cafes, shops, and restaurants
Nondescript doors along sidewalks that open to reveal quaint courtyards and private lives.
The urban parks that provide beautiful green spaces in the heart of the city; this one is a few blocks from our place, which is visible in this photo.
Museums housed in palaces
The many grand old apartment buildings
That there's one of these every couple of blocks in most barrios
The famous Buenos Aires dog walkers
The quirky and cute, and sometimes silly, names for some restaurants
The very strange and often imaginative graffiti
But most of all, it’s the cafes of Buenos Aires, and the culture of cafe life, but that is a subject requiring its own post. Next time.