Thursday, December 20, 2007

Palermo Viejo

Stu and I walked around the Palermo Viejo neighborhood yesterday after lunch on a picture-perfect day. We talked about the juxtaposition of well preserved turn-of-the-century buildings, their crumbling counterparts, and then the modern monsters that pop up — all on the same block.

We also came across quite the collection of stencil graffiti.

Then I found out what it's like to hang out with someone who reads my blog too much:

We saw this narrow board inexplicably propped up against a building.

We both looked at each other.

"Do you think it's holding the building up?"


Anonymous said...

Excellent response to my earlier blueberry question. Now my question is, what do Argentinians have against eating blueberries? Judging by your pictures they do eat other fruit. Are they just too expensive?

Also, maybe I missed it, but I didn't see your denunciation of the Argentina Congress' denunciation of America — I mean the United States.

--Matt Nickerson

Dan said...

[You're referring to this blueberry question and answer.]

They're expensive, yes. That's probably most of the answer right there. Also, I wouldn't say the average Argentine diet or menu is all that varied or exotic. There's sort of a national menu and you're not going to find blueberries on it.

That's my best guess, at any rate. It's not like I spend a lot of time thinking about fruit.

As for your other question, as wildly popular as my posts on politics are, that one's going to have to wait.