On my 3rd day, R spent the day with me. By the end of the day, I LITERALLY had blisters on my feet!
Our first stop was the federal court house - their Supreme Court building. It was an old, architectural building. We walked through, but was not allowed to take photos.
We ate pizza for lunch, then took a tour of Teatro Colon - pics of the inside are below. It is the main opera house in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is ranked the third best opera house in the world by National Geographic, and is acoustically considered to be amongst the five best concert venues in the world.
I was told this is ACTUALLY NOT a tree...it is a bush. a HUMONGOUS bush. Every time we would see this plant, R would say, "tree, but not a tree" :) Beautiful!
|stain glass window with MUSES along edge|
While there, there were several dancers practicing or an upcoming show. There were lots of whispers that the guy in the burgundy outfit was Maximiliano Guerra - a very famous ballet dance from Argentina. I only found out how big of a deal it was that I got to see him after Ricardo told everyone later and researching him later in the hotel room at the end of the night.
Here is a compilation video of some of Maximiliano's moves - impressive!
|they were having a professional photographer take pics for their upcoming show.|
|testing the lights inside the theater|
|they turned the light sup enough for us to view how stunning the theater is.|
|ceiling of theater|
|This sculpture is holding up one of the massive branches from one of those "tree, but not a tree" It was located near La Recoleta|
The family tomb of Eva Peron - former First Lady.
|I like the reflection AND the shadow on the front of the tomb.|
|random book left|
|looking through the circular hole, it looks like a face looking out....creepy.|
Some of my favorite images from the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (fine arts).
|another tree. but not a tree|
|Law School building|
Interesting evergreen type tree
Some of my favorite images from Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo (decorative art)
|cool shadow effects|
|when we left, there was some kind of fundraiser going on that R and I laughed at because the greyhound dogs were dressed in velvet clothes and sitting on the nice furniture.|
After all this, I waited for R at a McDonald's while he attended an appointment, then we went back to his place and ate milanezas, potatoes, herbed tomato, and bread.
Jeremias! Isn't he gorgeous?!
|my blistered feet! Pic does not do it justice!|