Category Archives: Argentina

Neotropic cormorants (and one cattle egret)

The neotropic cormorant or olivaceous cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus, oliivimerimetso in Finnish) is a medium-sized cormorant found throughout the American tropics and subtropics, from the middle Rio Grande in the United States to South America, where it is called by the Indian name of … Continue reading

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Escaping the sunset

Captured while driving in Argentina.

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How to pack the car

Might not be the safest way to take your camping stuff with you, but if you need mattresses and yellow plastic chairs during your trip, take them. Seen on the Atuel River canyon in Mendoza, Argentina some years ago. Parts of the … Continue reading

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Plaza Fuerza Aérea, Buenos Aires

Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires has many monumental and historical plazas and buildings. The Plaza Fuerza Aérea Argentina (or Plaza Británica) is located in front of the Retiro Railway Station.  The Torre Monumental (also known as Torre de los Ingleses) is located on the center of … Continue reading

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Taking easy in Tigre and Paraná Delta, Argentina

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Now it is a hot summer in Buenos Aires in Argentina. So it is time to go to Tigre. Tigre is a town in the Buenos Aires Province. Because Tigre is close to Buenos Aires, it is a popular weekend and free time destination … Continue reading

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The arts in Café Tortoni, Buenos Aires

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Among the most beautiful cafés in the world is Café Tortoni in Buenos Aires. It is inaugurated already 1858 by a French immigrant, and inspired by the late 19th century cultural atmosphere (see Fin de siécle). Wikipedia tells more. The … Continue reading

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Walking in San Isidro, Argentina

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Wikipedia tells that San Isidro is “one of the most affluent municipalities in Argentina“. It was very beautiful and well-kept, at least when I was there some years ago. – I hope today’s Argentina is not going the wrong way …

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Tango for the New Year 2014

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The year changes during the hottest season in the southern hemisphere. And tango is one of the hottest dances. – This ‘hot’ must be the worst pons asinorum (an awkward transition, “aasinsilta” in Finnish) to have a reason to post pictures on … Continue reading

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I can hear and see you play!

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Street musicians brighten up our day everywhere. Click any picture to open the gallery.

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Microclimates of the Andes

When driving in the Andes, you can now and then see a small, lush, green stripe on the bottom of the valley: a microclimate. They are like small paradises within the harsh, dry desert. The all-knowing Wikipedia tells that the microclimate “is a … Continue reading

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