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Série sobre a minha viagem a BUENOS AIRES - A Capital da ARGENTINA - AMÉRICA DO SUL - De 03 a 06 de Junho de 2010 - Nº 005 !

Series on my trip to BUENOS AIRES - ARGENTINA'S Capital City - SOUTH AMERICA - From June 3rd to 6th 2010 - # 005 !



LA TORRE DE LOS INGLESES!
THE ENGLISHMEN'S TOWER !
A TORRE DOS INGLESES

Plaza Fuerza Aérea Argentina (ex-Plaza Britania)
Argentina's Air Force Square (former Britania Square)
Praça da Força Aérea Argentina (ex-Praça Britania)

Located in the RETIRO district, its main attraction is the TORRE MONUMENTAL/MONUMENTAL TOWER or TORRE DE LOS INGLESES/ENGLISHMEN'S TOWER, inaugurated in 1916, by the architect Mr. Ambrose Poynter. It was built by the british inhabitants of Buenos Aires to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the May Revolution. Almost everything for the construction came from England: material and technical personnel!

With this picture, I go on with a new series here at TE, showing some landmarks of BUENOS AIRES, the ARGENTINA'S CAPITAL CITY and the SECOND largest city in SOUTH AMERICA, considered a mix of several european cities (Madrid, London and Paris)!

Although the city has faced many economical crisis in the last decades with obvious decay of life quality in many aspects - today one can find homeless people, beggars, dirt, a certain violence in the streets and slums in its outskirts - the good spirit of the city still remains: Fun at night, with lots of people going out around midnight and going back home with sunlight still exists! Wonderful buildings and monuments are still all over the place!!!



SOME PICTURE DATA:

Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D80
Software: Picasa 3.0
Exposure Time: 10/800 sec
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 640
Focal Length: 20 mm
Date Taken: 2010-06-04 10:16
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 276 kb

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