My weekdays are spent going to class from morning to early afternoon. After class, I’m fried – well, my brain is, anyway – plus I have homework, so I don’t have a lot of energy to go out and see any sights. I save that for the weekend.
Today I took a long walk. My three goals were Teatro Colón, El Ateneo Grand Splendid and Güerrin Pizzeria. Of course, I took a few pics as I walked along.
And here we go:
The Obelisco de Buenos Aires is in a central part of the city. It was completed in barely 2 months back in 1936 and is 235 ft. (71.5 meters) tall.
Here is the Teatro Colón, ranked the 3rd best Opera House in the world by National Geographic. The first opera house in Buenos Aires opened in 1857, but for reasons I can’t quite get straight, it was decided a new and improved opera house was needed, hence the present Teatro Colón which opened in 1908. Apparently, the acoustics are superb. I’d hoped to go inside and wander around, but you can only go in with a guided tour which cost $18. I didn’t want to see the inside that badly so I just photographed the outside a bit.
I love how, in big cities, you’ll see these amazing little treasures crammed in between huge, new buildings.
Some French (I think) influence in the architecture.
To the left is the front of El Ateneo.
On what had been the stage is now a coffee shop.
You can go into the box seat areas for a little private reading time.
The view from the coffee shop on the stage.
I’d been told by one of the teachers at my school that it’s la mejor pizza del mundo! Okay, I’m ready.
It was good. It was very good. It was the cheesiest pizza I think I’ve ever eaten. I don’t think I’ll eat cheese again for at least a month.
Again, yes, it was good. Definitely.
But not the best.
That title goes to some obscure (obscure because I can’t remember the name) pizza place in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. Best pizza I’ve ever eaten. Unbelievably good. Never equalled. Sigh.
Maybe they’re saying, “You’ll kill ’em dead with your good looks if you buy your clothing here.”
Also, I couldn’t resist – I’ve been trying out a new photoshop-type app and I’ve had some fun with it. Here are a couple of the pics from this post with a different twist.