04.13.2015 - 04.14.2015 75 °F
Sunrise as we approached Buenos Aires - the city is home to 4 million of Argentina's 28 million people.
Many buildings from the colonial area still stand.
We had spent some hours wandering the pedestrian shopping streets, and after an afternoon rest in our stateroom we headed out with friends for an evening in the city. This is Casa Rosada Palace, seat of the Executive branch of the government.
Statue of Independence
We filled a small restaurant in La Boca, enjoying Argentinian specialties: no tango, but lots of food, wine, friends and laughter.
We called home for Valena's birthday
On our 2nd morning we hired a taxi and saw this flower sculpture (designed to open in the morning and close at night),
And the Rose Garden in Palermo. It is past full bloom (we are still south of the Equator) but beautiful nonetheless.
The Spanish statue
Boulevards are beautifully tree-lined.
At our final stop with the taxi we wandered about La Recoleta, the cemetery with the sometimes magnificent and sometimes sad monuments to loved ones.
And we once again paid our respects to Evita, Argentina's beloved first lady.