Thursday, July 20, 2017

A DAY AT BOSQUES de PALERMO

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.!!!!

30 comments:

  1. DAMMIT, don't tease us like that!

    the pix of palermo remind me of dupont circle, or rittenhouse square. and I will have some of those empanadas and sangria por favor!

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  2. Looks like Abby and Tar are there with their Boise cousin, Frizzle. :-)

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  3. I'm wide awake now. Nice pictures, especially the goose selfie.

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  4. Stunning! And delicious, ha! Thanks for sharing this beautiful place.

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  5. That's a marvellous looking garden, Mistress? What's the name of that tall, erect bush? I think you should get one for your own garden. ;)

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    1. he already has plenty of erect bush around here.

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  6. How lovely. Not fussy and crowded, but the perfect urban oasis.

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  7. Nice for people watching and strolling leisurely, by the looks of things. I can imagine in the summer with all the flowers it must be stunning. Your food and wine is getting to me. All looks so good. Maybe we can all move there?

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  8. Perfect to place to just relax and watch. I'm only surprised you didn't swipe the peacock.

    Sooooo were not getting the nude in bed pictures?????

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  9. Oh, I was paying attention! You got me all leaking with anticipation!

    Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs!!!

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    1. not to worry the mistress has clean up rags

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  10. Looks like the perfect get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Love the camel and llamas. And all this food is making me hungry.

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  11. One of the gems of Buenos Aires for sure! I love parks that have nice diverse things to see in one place like that. The animals pictures are wonderful.

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  12. Looks like it is well maintained. A good place for t photos too, loving the trees there. Boy, if I was younger......

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  13. Beautiful, but can we still request the bed shots?

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    1. I have seen enough of his junk on my leg for one summer.

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  14. An oasis for sure. This was one of my favourite parks in the city. It's truly beautiful and well kept. The zoo was impressive for being a smaller size one. Shame it closed. But nice they still have a few animals around.

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  15. Very nice. Definitely a great way to spending one or two days walking these parks and plazas in Palermo. Very nice way to explore the area. Loving all your posts.

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  16. Charming park. Buenos Aires wouldn't be half as beautiful if these magnificent park didn't exist I think. It gives the city a lot of its charm probably.

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  17. Beautiful green place.....the food looks amazing.

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  18. What a wonderful park! I could camp there for days.

    Did you say "nude in bed"??

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  19. Great photos to tell you story! What a beautiful park and city.

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  20. What a spectacular park!! Is this where you two did you naked sunbathing?

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  21. Can't you make it at least shirtless in bed?

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  22. Love the peacocks! That park looks like a great place to visit.

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  23. Still enjoying all these post. Great scenery.

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