October 28 - December 1, 2011
Buenos Aires as always is a fabulous city full of color and sounds. And Evita always seems to pervade the culture and even the architecture.
This year we took the same two bedroom apartment as last year on Riobamba just a few doors off Sante Fe and Callao, handy for shopping and restaurants.
We made our usual round of tourist sites: down to Puerto Madero a restored dock area now site of high rise condos and great restaurants.
We made yet another trip out to the Rose Gardens in Palermo to see this year's beauties.
We visited the Japanese Gardens twice this year having lunch in their restaurant.
Theater is always active in Buenos Aires and this year was no exception. First, we attended a performance of Manon in the recently restored Teatro
Colon, one of the five best opera houses in the world.
Another night we went to see Freddie a musical based on the life and death of Freddy Mercury, lead singer for the English group Queen.
Besides hearing the actual recordings, in English, of his songs, the amazing dancer Hernan Piquin portrayed Freddie in dance with the music.
While the building is no longer an opera house, the Ateneo is now a bookstore while retaining much of the original theater design. The theater/bookstore was less than
a block from our apartment and a good place to stop for lunch at its café on the stage.
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