Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Let's head south . . .

south of the equator, that is.  Working in my 7 Continents altered book, we have landed in Argentina,

specifically Buenos Aires, where colors abound.

The Plaza de Mayo sits in the center of the city

amid high rises and La Casa Rosada.  The houses in the La Boca District


are famous for their color and tourist appeal.

There's more to Argentina than Buenos Aires, though, as the back side of this spread reveals. 

Granted, the richly colored La Boca District is one of the most photographed in Buenos Aires by tourists,

but Iguassu Falls is possibly the most visited area in the country.  Like Niagara Falls straddles the US and Canadian borders, Iguassu Falls straddles the Argentina and Brazil borders.  The falls divide the river into the upper and lower Iguassu River.  Although the Brazilian side is more widely shown in travel magazines, the Argentinian side is larger.  According to Wikipedia:
The Iguassu Falls are arranged in a way that seems like a reverse letter "J".  The border separates Brazil and Argentina. On the right bank is the Brazilian territory, which has just over 20% of the jumps of these falls, and the left side jumps are Argentine, which make up almost 80% of the falls.

It is much colder at the very bottom of Argentina, where Ushuala is located. 

I normally create an even number of spreads, but this time I had too many pictures (all taken from a travel magazine) and could not fit them all on two pages. 

Known as the "Pink House," this is where the President of Argentina lives.  It is located in Buenos Aires on the east end of the Plaza de Mayo (seen in top spread above).  Unlike the caption, the Italianate portico is seen in the background.  BTW, I have corrected the mistake on my page, but failed to rescan it.

La Recoleta Cemetery is located in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires. It contains the graves of notable people, including Eva Perón and presidents of Argentina.  It is the most famous cemetery in Argentina.  According to Viatar.com:
While it may seem odd that one of Buenos Aires’ principal tourist attractions is a cemetery, the Recoleta Cemetery is no ordinary graveyard. Encircled by a towering perimeter wall and entered via a striking columned portico, Recoleta Cemetery is one of the world’s most exquisite necropolises; a glorious ‘City of the Dead’ that houses some of the country’s most prominent political, military and artistic icons.

Lake Argentino is located in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz.  According to Wikipedia:
The lake lies within the Los Glaciares National Park, in a landscape with numerous glaciers and is fed by the glacial meltwater of several rivers.
It is the largest fresh water lake in Argentina.

Perito Moreno Glacier is located in Los Glaciares National Park.  It is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Argentine Patagonia, a region in the southern tip of South America.  The area known as Patagonia is shared by Argentina and Chile.

I learned a lot while researching this area, especially since everything was so new to me.  Thanks for sharing this, our first visit to South America.  I assure you, there will be several more to come!  After all, there are twelve sovereign states: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.


11 thoughtful remarks:

Dianne said...

I love these colorful images! it must be a beautiful place to visit...thanks for taking us along. have you posted a photo of the cover and outside of your Continents AB? maybe you already have and I just don't remember. (that happens a lot.*sigh*) seems like you have done so much work in this AB that it must be huge! :) have a terrific, colorful day!

Jo Murray said...

Thanks for the mini-vacation. Such a colourful place.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

South America is one place I have not been to, so I enjoy taking this trip with you. The colorful houses of the Boca district attracted me and reminded me of the colorful buildings in Copenhagen and Burano (Venice,Italy).

Taking a row boat to NYC certainly sounds less stressful, but we would never get all the stuff our girl takes with her in one boat!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Marvelous and oh so colorful journey. I hear they have the most amazingly beautiful ranches their as well and horses too. xox

Eliza said...

I feel like I have been on a holiday with your tour guide talent, what a beautiful place and waterfalls are one thing I will walk many miles for I love them. Thanks for the holiday.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda

Rebeca Trevino said...

what a great tour of argentina.
so colorful and interesting.
i almost traveled to argentina this summer . . . maybe next year.
enjoy the rest of your week.
i'll be back soon.

dawn said...

Hello dear friend!! WOW, these are gorgeous! Love the way you collage and mix things up. SO GOOD!!

My computer is still down and can't have it checked out yet. I'm at the library with not much time to linger like I'd like. I did do a post if you want to link it up for me again. Thank you SO MUCH for helping last week. I appreciate it so much. If it's too much for you then I understand. Hoping once kids go back to school I can write more fun stuff and have more time on computer at the library.

Having fun with my mug a day challenge. Today was rainbow, so I got a cup down of each color and lined them up, looked cool. There are others with more then one rainbow mug, lol not me.
It is so nice to remember you each day this way though.

Have a wonderful week and will stop again when I can. Feeling very frustrated about my computer today. Miss sharing my photos with you and everyone. Getting all my venting done today.

HUGS!

see you there! said...

Your pages make me want to call the airlines and book a trip!

Darla

~*~Patty S said...

Gosh almost missed this fun tour...
I am finding it challenging to keep up with everyone (and myself!) these days...
Such a colorful place with great natural beauty too.
Thanks for sharing...looking forward to seeing more of South America with you E
oxo

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is something else that looks much better BIG!!! Your book is going to be such a brilliant way to see the world! Hugs from a (still) 'on catch up' Chrisxx

Cindy McMath said...

Your pages could really bolster the tourist trade there! I love all of the brilliant colours. I particularly like how you showcased the variety of the geography - falls, glaciers - I had no idea!