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One more postcard from Buenos Aires.

Torre Monumental (formerly Torre de los Ingleses) is a clock tower located in Retiro, Buenos Aires. It was a gift from the local British community to the city in commemoration of the first centennial of the May Revolution of 1810. After the British-Argentinian war for Islas Malvinas (English Falkland Islands), the tower was renamed Torre Monumental.
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The tower is built in Palladian style, the building is decorated with symbols of the British Empire and features the thistle of Scotland, the English rose, the Welsh dragon and the Irish shamrock. The tower reaches a height of 75.50 m and has eight floors. There are clocks at the 35 m level, and the bells were designed in imitation of the ones at Westminster Abbey. The tower is topped by an octagonal copper roofed cupola. Above the entrance there are the shields of Argentina and Great Britain and the inscription al gran pueblo argentino, los residentes británicos, salud, 25 de mayo 1810-1910 (To the health of the Great Argentine people, from the British residents, May 25, 1810-1910).

Sorry my signature is so huge but the vertical frames (in TE) become on the screen almost twice the size of horizontal ones, I completely forgot about it.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3998 W: 91 N: 10391] (42843)
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