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Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires Metro – Pic du Jour

Or as the locals call it, the subte. The city’s underground opened in 1914, marking Buenos Aires as the 12th city in the world to open underground train service.  It’s efficient and currently at 4.50 ARS a ride, about fifty cents US, inexpensive. Today's Pic du Jour was snapped in January 2013
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At La Recoleta Cemetery, Part II

I posted a photo from La Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires once before --and am working on a longer post culled from my manuscript research-- but want to post this one now, fitting as it is for eerie, the theme for this week's Wordpress Photo Challenge. Cemeteries are a joy during and after a rain, no? This doesn't strike me as much eerie as it…
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45 Seconds of Rosewood Zen

This mental health break courtesy of these beautifully sculpted Rosewoods, or Tipuana Tipu, that tower over the Botanical Garden in Buenos Aires. They can be seen in other parts of the city, where they're used to provide much needed shade, but these were by far the most striking. Native to South America, they can grow up to 30 meters/100 feet…
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