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Polaroid of the week: Carved in stone in Buenos Aires

Polaroid of the week: Carved in stone in Buenos Aires

Last Updated on February 15, 2021

polaroid of the week argentina buenos aires architectureThe buildings of Buenos Aires are incredibly ornate, and in some places you could easily think you are in Paris. That is partially due to the heavy European immigration over the years, but also because, as we learned during the Aristocratic Buenos Aires walk we took a couple of weeks ago, most of the fountains, street lamps, street signs and building materials were actually imported from France. The boats that carried agricultural goods up from Argentina to Europe were left empty and needed the materials to weigh them down when making the return trip across the Atlantic.

Of all the features we see on the buildings, we just love the beautifully detailed stone men and women shouldering the weight of balconies or whole buildings. They sure don’t make ’em like this anymore. We’re confident that even those visitors with a vague interest in architecture would enjoy a walk through neighborhoods of Buenos Aires.

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Angela

Tuesday 11th of December 2012

Great shot, very European style!

Dani

Thursday 13th of December 2012

Thanks Angela - Buenos Aires feels so European, we love it! :)

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures

Saturday 8th of December 2012

This is gorgeous! Where did you take this shot?

Dani

Thursday 13th of December 2012

Aah, Andi, I wish I remembered where exactly I took this picture but I have to admit - I have no idea! I took several ones of buildings with these stone statues all over town though.