Thursday, November 26, 2015

Buenos Aires at Night

I’ve reached Buenos Aires after nightfall and despite the advice not to wander through the night, I did so being the more adventurous type of traveller. Colours are different and you see the city in other light, also dark corners, which are bleached by the sun during the day.
The inner city of Buenos Aires is home for about 3 to 3.5 million people. Counting together with the province (Greater Buenos Aires) you will have more than 15 million inhabitants. History of the city reaches back to 1541, though the very first Spanish settlement had to be abandoned and the second (and permanent) settlement had been established in 1580 under the orinal name: Ciudad de la Santísima Trinidad y Puerto de Santa María del Buen Aire, which was shortened later to Buenos Aires.

The Obelisk – a landmark 
(Avenida 9 de Junio / Plaza de la República)

A rally of Scioli supporters (first part of the elections)

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner wanted the Palace to be illuminated in pink – 
the new president (Macri) might change that

Nightscene – quite near to my hotel on the way back

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