My trip to Buenos Aires was pure magic. The city bursts with rich color by way of natural landscape, thriving agriculture, and fascinating architecture, and their handmade textiles and crafts intentionally reflect that same vibrancy. Needless to say, I'd move there in a heartbeat.
Click through for some visual highlights.
First shot in Buenos Aires: a massive portrait of Eva Perón by artist Daniel Santoro that was unveiled to the public on July 26, 2011, the 59th anniversary of Evita’s death. The building sits on Avenida 9 de Julio - one of the widest avenues in the world.
Amazing doors at a bus stop near Plaza de Mayo.
The surrounding history of Plaza de Mayo.
Monument of General Manuel Belgrano in Plaza de Mayo.
La Casa Rosada aka "The Pink House" aka the Presidential Palace.
I somehow always find a vegan haven when I travel. Picnic is located on Calle Florida - the city's major shopping street in downtown BA. Peep the bird I captured mid-flight!
Pride at the Tigre Delta station.
A tour of the Tigre canals that lie on the Paraná River Delta. My life goal is to own one of these little island homes that can only be reached by boat.
Tigre Museum of Art.
Jazmin Chebar boutique in Palermo Soho. Peep my shopping round-up for BlackBook here.
Lovely layers at Garza Lobos.
Mott's mouth-watering menu.
Salmon + quinoa + carrot puree = the ultimate. Read more on Mott's culinary perfection here.
La Casa Rosado in all its glory.
The balcony where Eva Perón delivered her most famous speeches.
The neoclassical facade of the Metropolitan Cathedral.
Behold the Floralis Generica - a gift to the city in 2002 by the Argentine architect Eduardo Catalano. Like a real flower, the petals close in the evening and open in the morning.
Retro vibes at the 2011 Stella Artois World Draught Masters competition.
The most surreal moment of the night was when renowned Argentine singer, Elena Roger, took the stage to sing "Don't Cry for Me Argentina." Literally.
The trip's unexpected finale: on 10/27/11, thousands of people gathered at Plaza de Mayo to pay tribute to former Argentina president Nestor Kirchner, who died one year ago that day. Thousands of Peronistas (of the Peron political movement) occupied the surrounding streets.