Something I can say I miss from Buenos Aires (not talking about family and Friends) is the river. We have there the widest river in the world, the "Río de la Plata" that we share with Uruguay on the other shore. I really love that river and despite the cities where I have lived after had rivers, they were so small and I always felt they had not river at all. I think that´s just because on the other side there is just more city, and in Buenos Aires you can´t see the other shore unless you are on a high building by the riverside. So you can feel that on the other side of the river there is "nothing", or stand by the shore thinking that on the other side is the whole world far away waiting to be discovered, and that you are literally in your corner of the world. I remember how funny it was when my husband and some Spanish friends came the first time to BA, they could not avoid talking about "the sea" instead of the river as is really really huge.
Here you have some pics I've made during some walks by the riverside. Obviously the smell of the grass and the water, the silence just hearing the breeze and the soft waves, the soft wind in your face... are things that won't show in the pics, but hope you can imagine :-)
Good bye until the next post!
Pictures until here were taken in different moments and days in the north sorroundings of the city, where my family lives. The pics below where made in the city, in Puerto Madero. That is a district in Buenos Aires close to downtown that has been recycled some years ago. There it was the old port, that had been abandoned so many years. The new proyect recycled some buildings (mostly the ones with red bricks) and included so many new ones. Something curious about this place is that every street is named after a women. My nephew and niece were really amazed with two old ships we visited, the "Corbeta Uruguay" and "Fragata Sarmiento".