Buenos Aires, Puente de la Mujer

Using the sophisticated planning tools, I planned to visit this bridge which is is a modern part of Buenos Aires, Puerto Madero. This is a revitalized urban area, with lots of dockside restaurants. The east bank of the river is teeming with people in the evening, joggers, strollers, rollerbladers. As the sun set, I set up and enjoyed the changing light, within the milieu of the middle class of the city. Then the mosquitoes attacked! It was like a scene out of a Hitchcock movie – swarms of the buggers. I was bitten 26 times. Faint from blood loss, I managed to fire off a frame or two, before picking up and running across the bridge into the nearest (sealed) restaurant. I managed to choke down a restorative  steak with a glass of fortifying Malbec, before braving the storm to go back to the hotel.

Puerto Madero

Apart from the mosquitoes, this is a lovely bridge, one of my all time favourites.

I got to spend a nice weekend in Buenos Aires, wandering around several districts and really enjoyed it. It has an old world colonial charm to it that is often lacking in most latin american cities today. Usually the modern overprint of society has obscured the old and interesting, but not here.

More to come……….

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