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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 010 !

Series on my trip to BUENOS AIRES - ARGENTINA'S Capital City - SOUTH AMERICA - From June 3rd to 6th 2010 - # 010 !

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PALACIO BAROLO !
PALÁCIO BAROLO !
BAROLO PALACE !

"The Italian architect MARIO PALANTI was commissioned to design the building by the empresario LUIS BAROLO, an ITALIAN IMMIGRANT who had arrived in ARGENTINA in 1890 and had made a fortune in knitted fabrics. The basic design, in Eclectic style, was conceived simultaneously with one for the PALACIO SALVO in MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY.

The PALACIO BAROLO was designed in accordance with the cosmology of Dante's Divine Comedy, motivated by the architect's admiration for Alighieri. There are 22 floors, divided into three "sections". The basement and ground floor represent hell, floors 1-14 are the purgatory, and 15-22 represent heaven. The building is 100 meters (328 feet) tall, one meter for each canto of the Divine Comedy. The lighthouse at the top of the building can be seen all the way in Montevideo, Uruguay. The owner planned to use only 3 floors, and to rent the rest.
When completed in 1923 it was the tallest building, not only in the city, but also in the whole of South America. It remained the city's tallest building until 1935 when, on completion, the KAVANAGH BUILDING took over this title.
In 1997 this building was declared a national historic monument.
Today it is mainly lawyer offices and there is also a Spanish language school, a store that sells Tango clothing and a theater in the basement level."
by WIKIPEDIA

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: 10/1000 sec
F-Stop: f/22.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 320
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2010-06-05 09:55
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 280 kb

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