Monday, October 5, 2009

The last post…I swear

Buenos Aires smelled like leather

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Mixed with perfume…and cigars. It was a heady, different smell

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A city full of history…yet new. Few buildings over 100 years old

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It was so big…we weren’t able to explore each barrio…

But enjoyed walking the alley ways of San Telmo

Where tango was on fire on the streets, and flea markets and antique stores were abundant

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We took the subte to Recoleta…a tonier, Parisian like corner of the city…then Palermo

with it’s beautiful green parks and tree lined streets

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…And to the cemetery where Eva Peron and many other distiguished Portenos now reside

Beautifully spooky…Where feral cats choose to be the living…

among the dead

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And to the botanical garden…alive with color and sculpture

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City of angels

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Indeed.

~We spent a night dining into the wee hours at a Puerto cerrado a secret closed door restaurant

with 8 others…In the chefs home… a five course meal with wine pairing…great food. wonderful company

I highly recommend it…learn about it here

**And...if Iwere to move to Buenos Aires...Just sayin'

I would certainly entertain buying this lovely home**

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This city has an amazing way of seeping into your soul….

Thanks so much to each and everyone of you…for your comments, emails…

.just for being YOU!

You are THE BEST!

It was fun to blog about our trip to you…and now back to real life.

Do I hav’ta??

50 comments:

Zelda said...

It's so European ! I wish I could visit and eventually move there ...

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Zelda...I was amazed how European it was...even the people. It was a magical city. Move there for sure!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

I have enjoyed each post IMMENSELY, and have taken lots of notes. Already bugging the Hubster for a long-weekend getaway to Buenos Aires - talking to an agent in 3-2-1...

Looking forward to Olinda one day, too!

Deborah said...

Wonderful, glorious photos!!! Love the light bouncing off the wooden floor with the leather, LoVe the marketplace, especially the fruit and veggies, since that is all that I am allowed to eat. Would you believe they take points AWAY when you lose weight! Oh, yes, let's not forget the wine bottles! And you say those were just YOUR empties? One more vaca post please and thank you. Deb.

maryjayne said...

ahhhh. I enjoy vicariously living through you and your adventures. Thank you :)

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

My Little Happy Place...When you go email me...I have LOTs more tips and places!

Deb! Hardee har har on the empties. hic.

Maryjayne...Thanks!And you're welcome. Indeed!

Eloise said...

I hope this isn't your last post on Buenos Aires! I have thoroughly enjoyed visiting there with you. Please write more if additional thoughts or reflections occur to you.

You are a fabulous photographer! And I just love how you write and the way you use font sizes - very effective.

Hope reentry hasn't been too difficult! That must have been a hard place to leave.

SeaWorthy said...

LINDA!
Thanks, btw for the lovliest b-day wishes, I take it your a libra-girl, too? hmmmm. No wonder, eh?

These posts of yours are absolutely what I come around these blogs for, you have given me a real treat for my birthday, lovely writing, beautiful photos, and a great little friendship!
Thanks girl!
xoxo
from the beach:)

Ivy Lane said...

WOW~ each post gets better and better! such beautiful images Linda..! I love the market shots and all the architecture and scultptures! Enjoy the rest of your trip and travel safely home!

Amy said...

Oh, thank you so much for the vacation and the gorgeous words.

erin said...

oh...please, please, please don't let it be your last post!!! i want to see more, more, more!! and it's not nice to swear. seriously, your photos are outta this world...really smashing dahling! thanks for sharing!

vicki archer said...

Linda...an amazing journey and thank you for inviting us along. I have enjoyed your posts and these wonderful photographs. xv

JC said...

Nice photos ... I now feel like I've been there. I like the cats ... for obvious reasons ..

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

These photos are just stunning!

melifaif said...

Gorgeous. I love that statue. And I am assuming that person is a professional dog walker, no? Your posting are always enjoyable, thank you!

gertru said...
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gertru said...

Beautiful pics that you took at Recoleta.
Hugs from this porteña ;)

anita said...

wow linda wow!
you did a wonderful job taking us all with you!

i love your grouping of photos..especially the cats napping together in the cemetary and the hauntingly beautiful mother and child! beautiful and insightful

Renae said...

I enjoyed your vacation so much...thanks for all the fabulous pictures and adventures. I enjoyed all the food, wow to be at the chef's home and enjoying wine pairings with different foods. mmmmm.....yummy.

Jane said...

I have loved each and every one of your posts. Seeing Brazil through your eyes has bee such a treat!
Thank you for taking us along...
Jane (Artfully Graced)

Deviant Deziner, aka Michelle said...

Well howdy doo !
Look what I have been missing.
Wow,Linda, looks like a trip of a life time.
FANNNTASSSTICOOOO !

thanks for the images.
they inspire !

michelle

sealaura said...

absolutely beautiful pictures.thankd for taking us with you. I might just share these with mis estudiantes :)

Pam Kersting said...

WoW! Your post about Buenos Aires was the Icing on the Cake! The photographs alone were just spectacular. What an EYE you have! And, initially, it was your writing that drew me to your blog. You, my dear, are multi-talented! Thank you so much for sharing your world with us! I loved traveling along with you! Magnifico!

Angela Furlong said...

Your blog is absolutely gorgeous! Your photos and your whimsical writing is very evocative... I feel like I was there with you! Thanks so much for sharing xx

C said...

you blow me away with your photography, linda. i LERVE your blog! never apologise for yet another post, it is our pleaasure..
thank you for sharing your vacation with us, i am SO jealous!

c

2 Stews said...

Thanks so much Linda! I love seeing BA through your eyes....I have a friend who is going there at the end of the month, and I'll send her to your site. Wonderful pics!

Diane

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I've never been there, but it looks gorgeous! Love your photos and descriptions.

Becky at Abbey Style said...

All three places are throbbing with life! Thanks for so beautifully expressing it in pictures. Inspirational!

Melissa said...

Wow! You won't hurt my feelings one bit if you want to do another whole week of posts with pictures!

I absolutely love that ray of sunlight in the first photo! And my favorite photos of all time usually involve street markets. The "piler and organizer" in me gets great joy in seeing piles of fruits, vegetables or spices.

Absolutely great photos, and it looks like it was a wonderful trip.

Blue Muse said...

Awww coming back to reality is such a buzz-kill. drat. These photos are so amazing, Linda - and what a soulful place! Your photos are amazing - I love the one of all the fruit and the angels and statues... Purr.
I'll never get the haunting words or image of cats living among the dead out of my head ever - you have such a beautiful way with words.
Welcome home sister-friend.
xo Isa

Laura Trevey said...

Ahhh.... brings back memories!!

xo Laura

Brenda said...

The photos are great! Feel like I got a mini vacation!
Brenda

Renee Finberg said...

hey babe, keep 'em coming .
i could read this photo journalistic adventure in Buenos Aires all day.

please DO keep it coming.
xx

Karen Deborah said...

Lawd i could live there in a minute!! Gorgeous! Last post? Do you think we are tired of this? NOT ME!!

Zuniga Interiors Design Studio said...

Linda-
What a fabulous visit! I so enjoyed your tour of the architecture, food, art and so on... Thanks for sharing with us that's fabulous!

XX
Michelle

Tamara Jansen said...

This looks a bit like Panama and Cartagena......I'll blog about my visit there soon. Gotta love those old cities :)

Shorely Chic said...

OMG I LOVE your blog!! So glad I found it :)

Laura said...

I enjoyed traveling through your tales and lovely photos! Thanks for sharing and please - go getaway again soon...

Ann said...

Good to know you had such a great time in Buenos Aires. That dinner sounds like real fun and adventure... food and company-wise.

Love your images of the place.

Bellamere Cottage said...

LOVELY! I enjoyed the little tour.

Blessings,
Spencer

Queen B. said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOVE THAT POST !

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Such beautiful pictures!!!

prashant said...

I was amazed how European it was...even the people. It was a magical city. Move there for sure!
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Deborah said...

Something VERY special awaits you on my blog...you can't turn it down cuz you're no longer award free!!!!! **kisskiss** Deb

Fifi Flowers said...

Looks beautiful!

Visual Vamp said...

Oh boy!
You made my day!
Just perfect pictures that capture a city that has stolen my heart many times over.
xo xo

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