Monday, June 1, 2009

Urban Anonymity in Buenos Aires

Urban High-Rise Architecture in Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Despite all beauty and elegance of Buenos Aires, you will find a lot of these anonymous, faceless high-rise buildings if you step off the normal tourist paths. They were mostly built in the modern spirit of rationality of the 1970s. The good thing is you have a magnificent view from up there.

8 comments:

this too will pass said...

every city in the world has awful blocks such as these... nice photo of a grim place

ssssnake said...

Hahaha! That's my building! Dorrego y Luis Maria Campos!! Lots of ex-military in there and its rumored there's an ex-dictator in there too. Let me know if you want to snap a shot from the roof! The background of this page and a few shots for Las Canitas are from there: http://landingpadba.com/cityguide.php

Carraol said...

The building looks a little sinister, but the view must be the great part of it.

Abe Lincoln said...

I am with Carraol, they look sinister but living there might be totally different and a wonderful experience.

I really liked the photo of the pony and the man. It must be the thing for kids to do everywhere. Ride a horse. LOL

Abraham Lincoln
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Jacob said...

Your photo certainly captures urban ugly, of which we have much in the U.S., too!

I'd be curious to know what the apartment interiors are like...

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

i like some of the new high rise apartment buildings in Palermo. I do think B.A. is the most livable for mid-level high rises anywhere. Everything is steps away or can be delivered to your door, including gelato

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

@ssssnakeHow can I get in touch with you? Would you drop me a line? I provided an email in my blogger profile.

Petrea said...

That's a heck of a shot.