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Buenos Aires – Day 3 and Tango show


We walked a lot today… a lot. We left the hotel, walked up to the 9th of July Avenue (incidentally, this is the widest avenue in the world) and headed east. Along the way we saw restaurants, stores and businesses. After a half mile or so we ended up at El Obelisco. This is a national historic monument and icon of Buenos Aires. Located in the Plaza de la República, in the intersection of avenues Corrientes and 9 de Julio, it was built to commemorate the fourth centenary of the first foundation of the city.

Here we took a little detour down Lavalle St. This is a pedestrian only street, filled with shops of every kind, money changers (the dollar is in huge demand) and restaurants. Ida found two nice leather purses, and with the US Dollar, she got a great price.

We walked back to the Teatro Colon, an opera theater built at the turn of the 1900’s. Patterned after Italian and French examples, it is a beautiful and elaborate structure. It is large, will hold around 3,000 people and still no amplification is needed. It is said to have the best acoustics in a large hall in the world. Most impressive.

After our theater tour we walked back to the hotel on Lavalle and Florida Streets. Once again, stores and eating establishments everywhere… and lots and lots of people. And it isn’t even evening yet!

This evening we took in a dinner Tango show. It was thrilling to sea and hear the Tango, performed by Argentinians, in Argentina!

An elaborat balony railing

An elaborat balony railing

Early morning walk on Lavalle Street

Early morning walk on Lavalle Street

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Government buildings

Government buildings

Great hallway, where the rich people gathered during intermission

Great hallway, where the rich people gathered during intermission

Balcony suites, left side

Balcony suites, left side

Boxes and stage

Boxes and stage

Main floor and "widow's boxes"

Main floor and “widow’s boxes”

Inside the Tango Theater

Inside the Tango Theater

John and Romola

John and Romola

Les and Ida

Les and Ida

Tango show

Tango show

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