I had hoped to walk to Recoleta Cemetery then over to the Museo de Belles Artes today but when I woke up this morning it was pouring rain. I don’t mind a little rain – in fact, I love it. But it was gushing. I don’t have an umbrella with me and would rather not buy one if I don’t absolutely have to. I just don’t want to buy one more thing to lug around. But after breakfast, the rain had subsided. The sky was still cloudy and grey, but that’s okay – I like ’em that way (except during an eclipse, of course). I’ve always been a fan of grey skies. So, I ventured out, fingers crossed in hopes it wouldn’t start gushing again.
I took a few pics along the way….
There are so many interesting old buildings in Buenos Aires. I’ve been learning a bit about the city lately. It’s got quite a varied history and mix of cultures.
Don’t know a thing about this building…
….or this one. Sorry!
A typical boulevard with atypical traffic. But it’s an early Saturday morning, so not much going on.
This is some sort of community arts center, I believe. Love all the giant hand prints on the building. Quirky!
Finally arriving at Recoleta, my jaw dropped upon entering the grounds.
I love the color turquoise and there were a number of old doors that had the most beautiful patina.
(Don’t forget that you can click on each picture in order to get a better look).
And of course, of course, por supuesto, I sought out Evita’s tomb.
This cemetery is understandably one of the best known in the world.
But it did start to rain again. Not heavily, but enough. I don’t mind getting wet, but I definitely mind my camera getting wet. I figured I’d go to the Museo de Belles Artes another day.
I walked back to my hostel and of course, got lost as one does in any strange city, but that’s half the fun. I found a great little buffet place along the way with Chinese food and flan – what could be better!
So, here am I, back at the hostel, writing to you.