Monthly Archives: February 2005

Topics

Among the topics to be discussed in this blog…literature – Borges, Ocampo, Bioy Casares, Eloy Martinez, Cartazar, Sabato, Girondo, Sur, Norah Lange…music – tango, milongas, Gardel, Adriana Varela, Piazzolla, Ideal…architecture – buildings, San Telmo, Barrio Norte, Palermo, La Boca, Recoleta and the Cemetery, Av de Mayo, Corrientes, Florida, Lavalle, Plaza Dorrego (and the Sunday fair), theaters, Teatro Colon, Puerto Madero, Plaza San Martin…History – Rosas, Yellow Fever, Mitre, San Martin, gauchos, Peron, Evita, immigrants, Jews, Italians, British, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, American, dictatorship, Malvinas, national library…Politics – Kirschner, Duahlde, (the wives: Christina & Hilda, Menem, Peronistas, Sola, Ibarra….the Disappeared – Madres, Abuelas, DNA, the Flight, dirty war…Social Issues – Piqueteros, the sound of drums, Help Argentina, fire safety (or lack thereof), devaluation, pay, poverty, hunger, cartoneros, villas missserias….Arts- Xul Solar, Berni, Kuitca, MALBA, Museo Belles Artes, Quinquela Martin, Molina Campos…Futbol!…Boca, River….Tourism…Assorted topics – subte, Chacarita cemetery, Abasto, Once, Matederos Feria, Casa Rosada, churches, Palacio San Martin, Museo de Decorativo, Ave 9 de Julio, Capital Federal, barrios, Colonia, Tigre, San Isidro, Olivos….Conquest of the Desert/Massacre of the Desert, Roca…Thays, landscape architecture…Costanera Sur…Afro-Argentines, Ezeisa…trains, buses, Retiro station, taxis, remises, driving in Baires, the cabildo, Metropolitan cathedral, obelisco, Plaza de Mayo, pyramide, English Tower…cafes: Tortoni, Ideal, Ricmond, 36 Billiards…Congresso, Molino, Rodin…El Ateneo on Santa Fe…centro culturals…manzana de las luces, Kavanagh building, Palacio Paz, Fernandez Blanco Museum, Plaza Pellegrini, Palermo Zoo, Alvear, dog walkers, Palermo Viejo, Nazis, fascism, nationalism, Japanese Gardens, barrio Chino, Belgrano, Larreta, Sarmiento, universities….and more