Recoleta and Palermo, Buenos Aires

A stroll through the Recoleta and Palermo neighborhoods in Buenos Aires reveals many delights, too many to fully appreciate in a single day.  The Facultad de Ingeniería (Engineering School) is described by my travel guide as a “decrepit neo-Gothic” building.  With scraggly plants sprouting high on its crumbling structure, the decaying appearance still has a certain charm and allure.  The postcard-perfect Floralis Genérica with its aluminum and steel petals that open with the day and close at night is a popular sight in the Plaza Naciones Unidas (United Nations Plaza).  Further along in Plaza Irán (Iran Plaza) is La Columna del Templo Persa (Column of the Persian Temple), in impressive monument, indeed.

Facultad de Ingeniería - 1

Facultad de Ingeniería – 1

SOURCE:  Facultad de Ingeniería – 1 (Buenos Aires, Argentina), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 31 Dec 2010.

Facultad de Ingeniería - 2

Facultad de Ingeniería – 2

SOURCE:  Facultad de Ingeniería – 2 (Buenos Aires, Argentina), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 31 Dec 2010.

Floralis Genérica

Floralis Genérica

SOURCE:  Floralis Genérica (Buenos Aires, Argentina), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 31 Dec 2010.

La Columna del Templo Persa

La Columna del Templo Persa

SOURCE:  La Columna del Templo Persa (Buenos Aires, Argentina), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 31 Dec 2010.

La Columna del Templo Persa - Detail

La Columna del Templo Persa – Detail

SOURCE:  La Columna del Templo Persa – Detail (Buenos Aires, Argentina), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 31 Dec 2010.

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