Just the Pictures (Argentina) Patagonian Desert in Argentina, seen while traveling to El Calafate. View of El Calafate from Mirador de la Ciudad. Bottle of Malbec from the Mendoza region in Argentina. Traveling to El Chaltén through the Patagonian Desert, on the road north of Lago Viedma, with the Southern Patagonic Andes mountains in the distance. Road to El Chaltén with Cerro Torre (the spire-shaped peak to the left) and Cerro Fitz Roy (tallest peak in this photo) clearly visible. View of Río Fitz Roy and its canyon, looking back toward El Chaltén from the trail to Laguna Torre and Mirador Maestri (a scenic viewpoint and end of the trail). View from Mirador del Cerro Torre; from left to right, visible peaks are: Cerro Solo (the closest one), Cerro Grande, Cerro Nato, Cerro Adela Sur, Cerro Adela, Cerro Adela Norte, Cerro Torre (the tall spire-shaped peak), Torre Egger, and Aguja Standhardt. Small pond with Cerro Torre and other mountains from the Southern Patagonic Andes visible. Hiking through a tranquil forest. View of Torre Glacier (which is part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field) and Laguna Torre. Trail leading up to Mirador Maestri, to the north of Laguna Torre. Closer view of Torre Glacier. Close-up of Cerro Torre with part of its mushroom-shaped ice cap visible – the ice cap is made of rime ice, which is formed by constant and strong winds. Another view of Torre Glacier. Chunks of glacial ice floating in Laguna Torre. Boardwalk on the trail with Cerro Torre in the far distance. Cerro Solo standing tall above Río Fitz Roy, which has its source in Laguna Torre. Cerro Torre and part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field visible from the trail. View of Cerro Solo (on the left), Cerro Torre (right of center), and part of Cerro Fitz Roy (the peak sticking out on the right; the tallest peak of Fitz Roy is obscured by clouds). View of the rugged terrain surrounding the canyon of Río Fitz Roy. Another view of the landscape around the canyon. Wild flowers along the trail. Looking back at Cerro Solo with Río Fitz Roy and its canyon in view. View of El Chaltén from the trail west of the town. ‘An Homage to the Alpine Pioneers’ by Carlos Reqazzoni (2015 AD) – on the side of a street in El Chaltén. Mural depicting a map of the area around El Calafate, in Patagonia, Argentina (found on a wall in El Calafate). Teatro Ópera Orbis on Avenida Corrientes, which is a street with many theaters and Buenos Aires’ equivalent to Broadway. Astor Piazzolla’s star on the sidewalk along Avenida Corrientes. 67-meter tall, white obelisk that was erected in 1936 AD in Plaza de la República, which is located in the heart of Buenos Aires, in the middle of Avenida 9 de Julio. Another portion of Avenida Corrientes. Statue and bench at the intersection of Avenida Corrientes and Uruguay street. Palacio de Aguas Corrientes, a water-pumping station designed to look like a palace that also has a museum about the history of water and sanitation in Buenos Aires. Palacio Sarmiento with Plaza Jardín de los Maestros in front. Plaza Lavalle with Teatro Colón and the Monument to General Juan Lavalle in view. Teatro Colón, seen from Plaza Lavalle. Monument to General Juan Lavalle with the Supreme Court of Argentina building in the background – viewed from Plaza Lavalle. Banco Provincia building on San Martin street. View of Buenos Aires from the hostel’s rooftop. Teatro Colón, the opera house in Buenos Aires that was built in 1908 AD, viewed from Plaza Lavalle. Statue in Plaza Lavalle. Templo Libertad, a synagogue on Libertad street. Sun shining down on Templo Libertad. Teatro Nacional Cervantes. Sculpture at the intersection of Avenida Santa Fe and Avenida 9 de Julio. Palacio San Martin, which was built in 1909 AD. Reflection of an apartment building on the glass façade of the Cancillería (a government office building), next to Palacio San Martin. Monument to the Liberator Don Jose de San Martin, in Plaza General San Martín. Kavanagh Building, which was built in 1936 AD in the International style of architecture. Monument to the Fallen in Malvinas, which honors the Argentinean soldiers who were killed during the Falklands War. Torre Monumental – a clock tower (called “Argentina’s Big Ben”) given to Buenos Aires by the United Kingdom in 1916 AD, to commemorate Argentinean independence. Apartment buildings on Juncal street. Site of the terrorist attack against the Israeli embassy that destroyed the building and killed several people in 1992 AD. Statue in Plaza San Martín de Tours. Centro Cultural Recoleta building, which is a cultural center with concerts, classes, and exhibits. Basílica Nuestra Señora del Pilar, which was built in 1732 AD. Mausoleums in Recoleta Cemetery. Looking into a mausoleum that has fallen into disrepair. Many more mausoleums in Recoleta Cemetery. Enrique Santos Discépolo pedestrian street. Palace of the Argentine National Congress, which was built in 1946 AD. Fountain in Plaza del Congreso with the Palace of the Argentine National Congress behind it. Replica of Rodin’s ‘The Thinker’ erected in Plaza Mariano Moreno. Building next to Plaza Lorea. Outdoor seating at a café in Buenos Aires. Palacio Barolo, which was designed by Mario Palanti in accordance with the cosmology of Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’ and built in 1923 AD. Political street art found along Avenida Pres. Roque Sáenz Peña. Mural of Eva Perón on the Ministry of Public Works (MOP) building. Building that houses the offices of the Ministry of Modernization of the Nation. Tall, white obelisk in Plaza de la República, seen from the northwest corner of Plaza de Mayo. National Bank of Argentina. Casa Rosada (“Pink House”) was built in the late 19th-century AD and is the office of the President of Argentina. Obelisk in the center of Plaza de Mayo, which commemorates the May Revolution, which resulted in the removal of Viceroy Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros and the establishment of a local government, the Primera Junta (First Junta), on 25 May 1810 AD. Buenos Aires City Hall (on the right), with the Cabildo of Buenos Aires and the tall clock tower of the City Legislature Building (on the left). Metropolitan Cathedral of Buenos Aires; the Neoclassical façade was completed in 1863 AD, but construction of the current Cathedral began 110 years earlier after the nave of the previous one collapsed. Interior of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Buenos Aires. Main altar in the Cathedral. Altarpiece inside the Metropolitan Cathedral of Buenos Aires. Cabildo of Buenos Aires, which served as the seat of the town council during the colonial era and the government house of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata; construction began in 1725 AD, but took many more decades before its current form was fully realized. Dinner of a thin steak smothered with cheese between its fold, fries, spinach, bread rolls, a beer, and a glass of Argentinian Malbec. Photograph pf Astor Piazzolla. Tango performance in Teatro Piazzolla. Cabildo of Buenos Aires lit up at night. Plaza de Mayo at night. White shawls of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo painted on the floor of the plaza, as well as the Metropolitan Cathedral of Buenos Aires in the background at night. Casa Rosada at night. Skyscrapers and the Río Darsena Sur in Buenos Aires, Buildings in the La Boca barrio of Buenos Aires – a very colorful neighborhood full of artists, tango dancers, and bars. Caminito building in La Boca. Calle Caminito – a walking street full of colorful buildings and art in La Boca. Pedro de Mendoza School building (which has an elementary school, as well as an art museum on the top floor) and a statue of Benito Quinquela Martín. Mural depicting the La Boca neighborhood, painted on a courtyard wall on Calle Gral. Gregorio Aráoz de Lamadrid. Guitar player on a bar balcony in La Boca. ‘Clavel del Aire’ (“Carnation of the Air”) by Luis Perlotti (1932 AD). Colorful buildings along Calle Caminito. Colorful building in Caminito. ‘Las Tejedoras’ (“The Weavers”) by Luis Perlotti (1939 AD). ‘La Cancion’ (“The Song”) by Julio C. Vergottini – one of many relief sculptures found in Caminito. More colorful street art in La Boca. Market in an old conventillo in La Boca; “conventillos” (named after “convent”) offered many rooms to rent for poor immigrants coming to Buenos Aires; usually, an entire family would live in one room. Colorful building and figures on display on Calle Magallanes. Mural entitled ‘Judgment and Punishment’ (that is dedicated to the Mothers of May); located in Plaza Bomberos Voluntarios de la Boca. Surrealist art on the wall of a building along Calle Gral. José Garibaldi. Mural of a Club Atlético Boca Juniors football player on a wall along Calle Gral. José Garibaldi. La Bombonera stadium (officially named: “Alberto José Armando Stadium”) is a football (“soccer”) stadium with notoriously steep seating and is owned by the Boca Juniors football club. Shop on Calle Gral. Gregorio Aráoz de Lamadrid. Statue of Pope Francis in the Punto Caminito shopping mall in La Boca. Another market in what used to be a conventillo. Bar and restaurant in the La Boca neighborhood, at the intersection of Calle Gral. José Garibaldi and Calle Magallanes. Artwork on the promenade along the Matanza River in La Boca. Tango dancers depicted on a relief outside of a building in the La Boca neighborhood. Ferry to Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, which lies about 50 kilometers away from Buenos Aires, on the opposite side of the Río de la Plata.