Sunday, May 07, 2006

Starting today, I'm moving my blog to the following address: http://www.akworld.net/webblog/ --The new site needs lots of work. Today, I tried to make it presentable ;) For now, I can post, upload, you can leave me comments and overall I find it to be more flexible to play around with the design, links, etc.. I'll see you all there.

Buenos Aires walls or when the graffitis get mixed all together. That kind of walls, filled with small sized graffitis is commonly seen in the city. I took this shot close to the Recoleta Fair. If you look at them from a distance, they can appear a lot messy, but if you get a closer look, some of them are extremely well-done. Les murs de Buenos Aires ou quand les graffitis se mélangent. Ce genre de mur, rempli de petits graffitis, est tres fréquent en ville. J'ai pris la photo pres du quartier Recoleta. Si on les regarde de loin, ils peuvent paraitre tres fouilleux et desordones, mais quand on s'en rapproche, on s'aperçoit que certains sont tres bien fait.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Here are the 3 main Argentinian figures, known worldwide. Carlos Gardel, on the left, was an enormously popular tango singer killed in an airplane crash at the height of his career. For many music fans, Gardel embodies the soul of the tango at the end of the 19th century. Eva "Evita" Perón, in the center, First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952, was never an officially elected political figure, but she came to exercise more power and influence within the government than anyone but her own husband. D. Maradona, on the right, former Argentine football player. He is regarded by many as one of the greatest football players of all time. They can be seen in the neighbor la Boca, easily recognizable by its bright colors. --Maya, thanks for your birthday wishes :) I'm ready to celebrate it today for the first time in Argentina :) Thanks again and gros bisous. Can't wait to see you too really soon now.

Friday, May 05, 2006

I should call this one Graffiti Friday ;) This graffiti is actually taking an entire building facade, becoming more detailed and bigger at the corner of the street. I always had been interesting to know to whom its belongs. And then one night, passing by that place, I saw a huge line of youngs all dressed in black. After researching that location on a map, I ended up learning that, the building holds a club called Requiem- a gothic club of course. Je devrais appeler ca le graffiti du Vendredi ;) Ce graffiti s'étend sur toute la longueur de la façade de l'édifice, et les details sont plus nombreux au coin de la rue. Je me suis toujours demandée a qui appartenait cet édifice, et c'est alors qu'un soir, en passant dans le coin, j'ai apercu un foule de jeunes habillés de noir. Aprés avoir recherché l'endroit sur une carte, j'ai appris qu'il habritait un club, Le Requiem- club gothique, bien sur.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

We took this picture inside the Colon Theatre. I know I should not have, since it is forbidden once you pass the main hall, but I could not resist. Turns out, that for me, the theatre's sections where they show you how they create all the suits, wigs, shoes, clothes and finally the stage settings where they paint and draw, were the most interesting. With my dad's small camera -Canon Ixus- I took the following shot. No idea though for which play they were working on. Photo prise a l'interieur du théâtre Colon. Oui je sais que je n'y etais pas authorisee car les seules photos que l'on peut faire sont juste dans le hall principal. En fait, le plus interessant pour moi dans la visite du théâtre, ce sont toutes les pieces ou les costumes, perruqes, maquillages, chaussures se font. Ce sont les parties les plus interessantes. La photo a ete prise dans un genre de hangar, ou ils preparent les decors. Par contre, je n'ai aucune idee sur qu'elle representation ils travaillaient.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Is Blogger acting strange today ? It seems to me. I'm unable to upload a picture. I'll try again later. Have a good day all! There it is. Seems that Blogger is working fine now. So let me show you picture number 105 ;) Plaza Italia where this old-time horses's carriages share the road with the traffic in front of the Zoo entrance. Never did myself the tour. I guess I would rather see those horses in an empty wide field, free, and away from the always increasing pollution in Buenos Aires. Plaza Italia ou cet attelage partage la route avec la circulation devant l'entree du Zoo. Je n'ai jamais fait cette promenade. Je suppose que je prefererais voir ces chevaux libres, dans la nature, le plus loin possible de la pollution toujours envahissante de Buenos Aires.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

In San Telmo, a nabe known best for its Sunday antique fairs and tango festival, an unmarked door gives way to a house that sits atop 1,500 meters of colonial-era tunnels dating back as far back as "El Zanjón de Granados", the village founded here in 1536. A San Telmo, un quartier connu pour ses brocantes du Dimanche et ses festivals de Tango, une porte qui n'est pas tres apparente s'ouvre sur l'interieur d'une maison qui se trouve a 1,500 metres au dessus d'une galerie de tunnels datant de l'epoque coloniale. Ca date a peu pres de l'epoque "El Zanjón de Granados", le village qui a ete batit en 1536.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Created in 1979, on the centenary of the arrival of Argentina's first Japenese immigrants, the Japenese Garden is one of the capital's best-kept public spaces. On week ends there are also art expositions and music. This is also the most quiet place of all Buenos Aires - at least for me :) Happy Labor day for those of you celebrating it today, like in Argentina :)) Créé en 1979, pour le centenaire de l'arrivée des premiers immigrants Japonais en Argentine, le Jardin Japonais est l'un des endroits publics le mieux gardé de la capitale. Pendant les week-ends, il y a des expos d'art et de la musique. C'est aussi, pour moi, l'endroit le plus tranquille de Buenos Aires :) Bonne fete du travail a ceux qui le célebrent aujourd'hui, comme en Argentine :))