Saturday, April 15, 2006

La Casa Rosada (Pink House), the presidential palace that was begun during the presidency of D. F. Sarmiento. It now occupies a site where colonial riverbank fortifications once stood. Today after repeated landfills, it stands more than a kilometer inland. From its balcony, Juan and Evan Peron and other politicians have convened throngs of impassioned Argentines when they felt it necessary to demonstrate public support. And of course Madonna stood on that very same spot for the movie Evita (which I still did not see). La Casa Rosada (Maison Rose), le palais présidentiel, dont la construction a debuté pendant la présidence de D. F. Sarmiento. Il se trouve maintenant a l'endroit où se trouvaient les fortifications coloniales le long des berges. De son balcon, Juan et Evan Peron et d'autres politiciens se sont assemblés devant des Argentins passionnées, pour démontrer le soutien public. Bien sur, Madonna s'est tenue sur ce meme balcon durant le tournage du film Evita (que je n'ai toujours pas vu).


Blogger Anne said...

I loved Madonna on that movie! I was crying that time she stood and started singing "Don't cry for me Argentina"!

4/15/2006 11:00:00 AM

Blogger Nicola said...

A nice palace for the president. Hey, like your new picture!!

4/15/2006 11:32:00 AM

Blogger chris.h. said...

Great building--sorry to Anne, but I dont think you have missed much not seeing Maddonas movie! Those cows from yesterday, reminded me of when I was in Prague 2 years ago--they were everywhere! thanks.

4/15/2006 05:50:00 PM

Blogger Anna said...

C'est magnifique cette couleur rose

4/16/2006 03:49:00 AM

Blogger Grant F said...

nice building...and you've just put the blooming song in my head!

4/17/2006 05:10:00 AM


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