Buenos Aires has tango dancers on the streets in tourist zones. You are welcome to watch and take photos, and you may find yourself invited to join one of the dancers for an impromptu dance or lesson. Guess who is the dancer and who is the tourist in this photo? This was an invitation that my husband found too difficult to refuse.
Buenos Aires has the ornate architecture reflecting its prosperity around the turn of the last century. What do you think is behind these ornate doors? A museum? Opera? No, this is municipal water department.
The bell tower of the Church stands guard over the Recoleta Cemetery.
The Recoleta Cemetery is a tourist attraction, as it is a city unto itself of mausoleums, tombs, and statutes. The facade on this tomb reminds visitors of the solemnity of a visit to the cemetery.
Argentines are experts at preparing and eating beef. Here is just some of the meat on the parilla, or grill, at the backyard asado, or barbeque, prepared by our son's girlfriend's parents. For Americans who are more familiar with Mexican Spanish, in Buenos Aires parilla is pronounced pa-ri-sha, not pa-ri-ya.
Argentines are passionate about football, or soccer. The fans show their colors and enthusiasm at the stadium for RIver Plate, one of a dozen or so professional teams in Buenos Aires. Why would a team be called River Plate? That was the name used by the British for the Rio de la Plata in Buenos Aires. They failed to translate plata as "silver" and the Argentines perpetuated this language error by using the name for a sports team whose stadium is near the river.
The jacaranda in bloom in spring along Avenida Libertador in the Recoleta area of Buenos Aires makes late November our favorite time to visit Buenos Aires.