One day of our wonderful trip, we decided to not see any major sights, but just walk around and take an easy day. Read that as we were hung over from a night of sinful debauchery. We stayed in the Palermo district and went to the Bosques de Palermo, which is an urban park of about 989 acres located in the neighborhood of Palermo in Buenos Aires. Located between Libertador and Figueroa Alcorta Avenues, it is known for its groves, landscapes, lakes, rose gardens, and a great place to people watch. Even though it was only about 67 degrees, it sure beat being in a park here in the winter, where's it's frigid and barren. Yet another reason to move there.
Designed by urbanist Jordán Czeslaw Wysocki and architect Julio Dormal, the park was inaugurated on November 11, 1875. The dramatic economic growth of Buenos Aires afterwards helped to lead to its transfer to the municipal domain in 1888, whereby French Argentine urbanist Carlos Thays was commissioned to expand and further beautify the park, between 1892 and 1912. Thays designed the Zoological Gardens, the Botanical Gardens. The Buenos Aires Zoo was a 45-acre (18-ha) zoo founded in 1888 by the Mayor Antonio Crespo. The Zoo contained 89 species of mammals, 49 species of reptile,s and 175 species of birds, with a total of over 2,500 different animals. The institution's goals were to conserve species, produce research, and to educate the public. The zoo we understand closed to the public in 2016, but some of the smaller animals are sprinkled again on part of the grounds.
I wondered if Dog's Mother knew Tar and Abby stepped out?
This picture cracked me up. Much of a ham you think?
Our mode of transport most days.
Galileo Galilei planetarium is also located here and was built, in 1966.
Its Modernist architecture is distinctive in the city—a sphere supported by three arches. A popular field trip destination for the city's schoolchildren I assume, where the planets and other astronomical phenomena are projected on the dome, inside. Also on the grounds is a Japanese garden.
The area of Palermo was another great people watching place and a excellent place for eateries. And cool picture opportunities.
Excellent food and sangria!
Meanwhile, I am still going through withdrawals from the trip as you can understand why.
Next post.... MM #1 Fan and I completely nude in bed.
Just kidding, just wanted to see if you were paying attention.!!!!