Archive for the ‘Argentina’ Category

Buenos Aires Handwritten Cafe Sign

02.12. 2009

I’ve always admired the color and artistry of handwritten street signs.  Here is one from our 2008 trip to Argentina.

Handwritten Buenos Aires Cafe Sign

Handwritten Buenos Aires Cafe Sign

More Eva Peron

01.16. 2009

Eva Duarte Peron, the Evita of the Broadway show and Madonna’s poor cinematic imitation, still has a grasp on the imagination of some Argentines.  Here are three images taken on a 2008 trip to Buenos Aires.  The first shows the cover of the guide book handed out at Museo Evita , which is more shrine than museum; the second, the gate of the Duarte crypt in Recoleta Cemetary, which is usually decorated with fresh flowers; and last, one of the plaques that flank the gate to the Duarte family crypt.

Guidebook from Museo

Guidebook from Museo

Duarte Crypt in Recoleta Cemetary

Duarte Crypt in Recoleta Cemetary

One of the Evita plaques on the Duarte crypt

One of the Evita plaques on the Duarte crypt

Recoleta Cemetary, Buenos Aires

01.5. 2009

Last year spouse and I traveled to Argentina.  Here is a composition created from four funerary statues that are in Buenos Aires’ famous Recoleta Cemetary.  Recoleta is the final resting place of Evita Peron, whose remains are in a family vault, although her husband’s remains are outside of Buenos Aires.

Faces from Recoleta Cemetary, Buenos Aires