Casa Rosada: full view

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Puebla street on a rainy day

Puebla, Mexico.

 

Riding towards the sky

Mexico City Downtown
Mexico City Downtown

London City Café’s Street Corner

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina

I read that the London City Café of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was the favorite café of one of my favorite writers: Julio Cortázar.

It is a traditional café which is located at Avenida de Mayo and Peru, and it forms part of the list of notable bars of the City.

It is said that Julio Cortázar used some of its tables to write his novel “Los Premios”, in the 60’s.

Cathedral of Mexico City: Front view

Cathedral of Mexico City

The Cathedral is located at the main square of Mexico City Downtown.

Its measures are 7,000 square meters of construction, 59 meters width, 128 meters length, 68 meters heigth.

It has 5 naves, 14 lateral chapels, a churrigueresque altar called Altar of the Kings, and two monumental organs.

The construction of the Cathedral started in 1571 and it was finished until 1813.

For a closer look to see the impressive carved stone work of the facade click on this link

For another photo of a carved lateral door click on this link

B&W: Mexico City Downtown: Palacio de Minería.

Mexico City Downtown.
Mexico City Downtown.

The Palacio de Minería building was constructed between 1797 and 1811, by architect Manuel Tolsá, commissioned by the Real Seminario de Minas (Royal Seminar of Mines).

Its architecture is neoclassic with details of Roman baroque

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Somersault

Venice Beach, California
Venice Beach, California

B&W: Ocean Front Walk, San Diego

San Diego, California
San Diego, California

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Argentina’s National Bank Building

 

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This building is considered historical heritage. It was designed by architect Alejandro Bustillo. It occupies an entire city block with 100,000 square meters and was inaugurated in 1944, although in that year only the first stage of construction of the National Bank was finished, because it was indeed completed until 1955.

The National Bank is one of the most imposing and pretentious works of Argentina architecture, due to both its volume and various elements of its design  among which stands out especially its gigantic dome 50 meters in diameter (for me, you can’t notice from outside a dome, because it seems only a square roof), judged by Bustillo as probably the largest in South America.

Graffiti: Red Octopus

Coyoacán, Mexico City.
Coyoacán, Mexico City.

Graffiti around the word: Mexico (10)