Playboys and Peronists…

I’m typing in bed in the dark as one does when one has eaten wayyyyyy too much of some Juicy Cow’s anatomy (flank? ribs? skirt? everything?) washed down with a pitcher of Malbec, resulting in a sudden dramatic comprehensive crashing of all senses some 6 hours ago … zzzzzzzzz …  And now we leave for a daytrip to Uruguay in a few hours so let me post real quick here …

Rewind to a couple of days ago when our neighbourhood wanderings lasted a whole day… There’s a point where ‘Chelsea’ morphs into ‘Belgravia’ and the avenidas grow wider and leafier. Men in dark suits and shades lurk by doorways of sweeping/classical/palatial embassies/palace hotels/great institutions of culture and learning … and French perfume infuses the air…

Then there’s us…

Avenida Alvear, Buenos Aires. December 2010

… coveting …

… and evidence that most sane Portenos have fled the city this high season cause their canine loved ones, by the dozens!, are out with paid walkers everywhere …

The pungent scent of their sprinkling incidentally totally cutting through the cloying perfume 😉 This is Buenos Aires. A city of huge contrasts. Playboys and Peronists. Grandeur and Decay. Luxury and Neglect …

I’m just sayin’ …

Oh and we couldn’t lunch at the Alvear Palace owing to Spouse’s sartorially-challenging shorts so we popped along to neighbouring Hyatt. Which wasn’t too shabby …

Click to view my experimentation with the 360 App. Thank you KLT for the tip 🙂

Where lunch was superb with the sort of service that responds with a nod and a crisp ‘Perfect’ to your request for water. Y’know? 😉 And although the steak and mash was, according to Spouse, like having fabulous Nasi Lemak at the Ritz-Carlton in KL (why would you?) I was happy. Cause that terrace, those gardens, this tree? …

… had me celebrating all kinds of Christmas ♥

Stay tuned for Part Two.  The sun is rising and so must I 🙂

xox

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About goddessmoments

Am happiest when exploring our ever-shrinking big blue marble with my camera in hand.
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4 Responses to Playboys and Peronists…

  1. Mariana says:

    Oh my this looks wonderful. Your photos are gorgeously crisp too, am quite envious xxx

  2. Excelso Ventura Jr says:

    i sincerely wish to get drunk and drown myself with Malbec in your company….

  3. Jia-Ping Lee says:

    Ah yes nothing like Argentinian Malbec 🙂 Good for diluting cow. Down the hatchet Juarez hahahahaha. Or alternatively lots of green and black tea after a meal.

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