By Thomas PARIS on Saturday, March 5 2011, 14:31 - Permalink
I've been back from my trip to Patagonia for over a month now and I'm finally about ready to start publishing the pictures I took there. I think you'll quite like some of them. But let's start with the beginnings. On Christmas Day last year, I flew to Buenos Aires, where I was to meet the group for the photography workshop. I spent a couple of days there, certainly not enough to get a good sense of the city, but what very little I did manage to see looked very interesting.
Buenos Aires is, of course, a very large city. And it does feel like it.
With large streets bordered by tall buildings. One big difference with Manhattan was that the sun was visible in the middle of all this, whereas New York's highrise buildings were hiding it a lot of the time. Could also be because I was in NYC in late November, when the sun is lower.
One of the fascinating features of Buenos Aires was the architecture, on the one hand the grandeur of it
and on the other hand the strange mix. See, the thing is different neighbourhoods were built in different styles, according to the latest fashion, which already messes things up a bit. But as buildings were being replaced (mostly because of wear, I believe),
the style wasn't preserved so that even in a given neighbourhood, there isn't too much homogeneity.
One thing I didn't get to see as much as I would have liked was tango. I did see tango dancers in the very touristy area of La Boca (area you'll see in a further post) but they were dancing for tourists and that was not what I had hoped to see. I didn't even photograph them, though retrospectively, I really should have anyway. Maybe next time?
Talking about next time, the following post will be about La Boca and Recoleta, two areas of Buenos Aires I visited with the group. That was the beginning of the workshop.