December 4, 2005
Buenos Aires: Vitality
I ambled in Buenos Aires, Argentina for a couple of weeks and soaked in the energy of its art.
Live tango by Galerias Pacifico on Calle Florida
Caminito is the main street in La Boca, a section of Buenos Aires known for its colorful houses.
La Recoleta Cemetary has some snazzy mausoleums...
It is crucial that you know the artist does not smoke crack naked.
Galerias Pacifico meets your material and conceptual needs; there is a cultural center with several exhibits inside the mall. "El Perseguidor" by Martin Dinatale Cortázar.
I wandered into the University of Buenos Aires.
Ordering a sammich at a coffeeshop led to this presentation.
I passed a modern art gallery on the way to a modern art museum and met Mercedes and Natalia. The painting in the middle is "La luz recuperada" by Beatriz Barreiro.
Buenos Aires' obelisk, built in 1936, commemorates the city's 25th anniversary.
"Floralis Generica" by Eduardo Catalano
December 10, 2005
Puerto Rico: The Other US
Puerto Rico was my last stop. I visited my friend Laurel there for several days before returning to Chapel Hill, NC. We walked in a rainforest and on a beach. There were hallmarks of US influence, but it didn't feel like US territory.
"This magnificent laurel..."
A rainforest we walked in.
A beach we walked on.