From the Falkland Islands we made our way to Argentina, stopping first in Montevideo then ending our cruise in Buenos Aries. After the workshop finished, Dianne and I stayed on in Buenos Aires for a few days to explore the city.
Montevideo Doorway – Orange Bike
260 air conditioners – Montevideo
Beautiful old timber dock crane cabin – Montevideo
Buenos Aires skyline
Buenos Aires looks very European – many of the buildings were designed by French architects in the early 1900’s
La Boca is an old area of the city full of bars, restaurants and tourists. Lots of artists, musicians and tango dancers fill the spaces between wandering visitors. The old buildings have all been brightly painted but kept authentic by maintaining an interesting state of semi disrepair.
Buenos Aires sketches – lots of great subjects all over the city, but I love the old buildings in some of the back streets
Buenos Aires – San Telmo Markets – great stalls, food and fantastic street music.
Buenos Aires – The guy in the background is busking – stands like that for hours. The girl was just walking by as I passed.
Peter, Maree, Yves, Dianne, Margaurite and Evelyn at the famous Cafe Tortoni, Buenos Aires
The beautiful old training ship, Sarmiento, has been converted to a museum and moored permanently at the docks in Buenos Aires
More back street sketches – As amazing as these areas look, they are not safe. we were warned a couple of times not to enter some parts of the city.
Our workshop included a great trip out to a ranch for a barbecue and demonstration of riding by the Gauchos
Chimango – Small South American bird of prey
This little guy looks like a bulletproof rat, but is a hairy armadillo, native to Argentina
Another Argentinian native is the Rea. Similar to an Emu, but smaller and more muscular
This little bird is a burrowing owl – nests in a hole in the ground and only as big as your hand.
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