Tuesday, April 18, 2006

I waited but it was worth it. Going near the Obelisk on a Sunday, when it is Easter vacations, and you will feel "almost" alone, in this avenue, known as the widest in the world. Only a motorcycle was passing at the exact moment I took this photo. Here's some facts about the Obelisk. The Obelisk was built in May 1936 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of the city. It is located in the center of the Plaza de la República (Republic Square), the spot where the Argentine flag was flown for the first time in Buenos Aires, at the intersection of Nueve de Julio and Corrientes avenues. Its total height is 67 meters and its base area is 49 square meters. The architect in charge of its design was Alberto Prebisch. Construction took barely four weeks. J'ai attendu, mais ca en valait la peine. Se rendre a l'Obelisque un Dimanche, quand c'est les fetes de Paques, et on aurait l'impression de vous sentir "seul" sur cette avenue, connue pour etre la plus large au monde. Seule cette moto passait au moment ou j'ai pris la photo. L'obélisque a été construit en mai 1936 pour commémorer le 400eme anniversaire de la fondation de la ville. Il est situé au centre de la Plaza de la República (place de République), l'endroit exact où le drapeau Argentin a été erige pour la première fois à Buenos Aires, à l'intersection de l'Avenida 9 de Julio et l'Avenida Corrientes.


Blogger santy said...

cool shot! nice sunlight on the top of the obelisk.

4/18/2006 03:49:00 AM

Blogger dutchie said...

Agree, nice light !

4/18/2006 05:39:00 AM

Blogger Rob said...

Good shot. Nice to know that the Argentians didn't steal theirs, which is what several European countries did.

4/18/2006 06:55:00 AM

Blogger Sam said...

4 weeks - that's amazing!!
What pretty light in that picture!

4/18/2006 08:44:00 AM

Blogger Lorethian said...

I love taking shots in the morning. Well done.


4/18/2006 12:47:00 PM

Blogger Nicola said...

Nice evening shot - it really looks calmer.

4/18/2006 02:43:00 PM

Blogger chris.h. said...

there is something strangly powerful about obelisks--not sure what it is though! I shall have to find one round here now.

4/18/2006 04:38:00 PM


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