Casa Rosada and Edificio Libertador, Buenos Aires

Adjacent to the Plaza de Mayo stands the Casa Rosada (Pink House), the seat of the executive branch of Argentina’s federal government.  The structure was completed in 1898 after the State House and Central Post Office were connected with an Italianate archway.  The balcony where Evita Perón addressed the public can be seen in the first view below.  Not far from Casa Rosada stands a monument to Christopher Columbus which was constructed in Italy, disassembled, and reassembled in Buenos Aires.  The base of the monument included figures representing Civilization, Science, Genius and the Ocean.  East of Casa Rosada stands the Edificio Libertador (Liberator Building) completed in 1938 and housing the Ministerio de Defensa (Defense Ministry).  And yes, this is still Christmastime and even the Defense Ministry displays a nativity scene. 

The Casa Rosada (Pink House)

The Casa Rosada (Pink House)

SOURCE:  The Casa Rosada (Pink House) (Buenos Aires, Argentina), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 30 Dec 2010.

Palm Tree, Flag of Argentina, and Casa Rosada

Palm Tree, Flag of Argentina, and Casa Rosada

SOURCE:  Palm Tree, Flag of Argentina, and Casa Rosada (Buenos Aires, Argentina), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 30 Dec 2010.

Monument to Christopher Columbus

Monument to Christopher Columbus

SOURCE:  Monument to Christopher Columbus (Buenos Aires, Argentina), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 30 Dec 2010.

Edificio Libertador (Liberator Building)

Edificio Libertador (Liberator Building)

SOURCE:  Edificio Libertador (Liberator Building) (Buenos Aires, Argentina), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 30 Dec 2010.

Nativity Scene at the Defense Ministry

Nativity Scene at the Defense Ministry

SOURCE:  Nativity Scene at the Defense Ministry (Buenos Aires, Argentina), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 30 Dec 2010.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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