Traveldiaries: 2015-03-23_CasaRosada
2015-03-23_CasaRosada
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Casa Rosada
The Pink House, which palatial mansion gives home for the Office of the President of Argentina, sometimes it's called as Government House. The story of the house reaches back as far as the 16. century, the Plaza de Mayo - Square of May (back in those days it was called as Main Square) has been an important political and public location for Buenos Aires since 1580, and the building which has been rebuilt, redesigned and have had various functions many times, lies at its eastern side.

Where in the 16. century porteños and porteñas could see a fort, in the second half of the 19. century the building of the New Customs House took the place, from 1873 as New Postal Palace was the assigned role - finally the joint building you can see and visit nowadays was finished in 1884.

How the visitor's page also notes, awaits with open doors, thus can be visited without any fee on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays like we had today. As you can imagine, the entrance is protected by airport metal detector security gates, then you can start to stroll around. One could quickly immense in the most important persons of the Argentine history, but it's recommended to walk straightforward to the Che Guevara-Juan Perón-Eva Perón room and spot the employee lady: to get a colourful piece of paper for the guided visits, which leave about every 20 minutes.

Until then, José de San Martín.
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José Gervasio Artigas, the Father of Uruguay.
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Juan Manuel de Rosas, so far his person has a questioned place in the Argentine history.
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The Palm Tree Patio.
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Hopefully the respected readers already recognized many names from the Argentine history pages, Manuel Belgrano surely has already been spotted in the Bernardino Rivadavia Museum.

Subtitle: I'm sexy and you know it.
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A coin from 1979, commemorating the 100. anniversary of the Conquest of the Desert operation.

...the diplomat in high hat realized two things, while the slowly dripping black ink evolved an increasing pond on the white paper. Whether his arguing and rhetorical skills are sufficient - besides, those two armed soldiers next to him are faster than the warrior above him, if he suddenly reached out to snap his neck?
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I have no intention to be too much pop-skeptical, but this design already hit my eyes in the Bernardino Rivadavia Museum: the font style, size, the background and colour picking surely didn't aim reading.
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How it was mentioned, the South American millieu has been overriding the self, thus alongside to the Bolivian border crossing, with a sharp cut I'm telling at the end, the above pictures were taken in the Room of the Aboriginals.
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Walk to the -1. floor, to the Blue Room which exhibits some pictures of Bicentennial artists and paintings.
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Walk in the building, at one corridor you can see the eternally famous Argentine talents, for example Juan Manuel de Fangio.

Have I ever mentioned, I have a daily returning thought that a long line of car drivers - especially cab and bus drivers - should deserve an exclusive and elaborate whipping? Turning onto the crosswalk by strength, thus calling the honest survival instincts of the passing pedestrians to stop immediately - it is not okay.

I'm sorry, hey this is called instinctive driving habits.
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This gentleman has to be familiar, Astor Piazzolla.
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Further strolling in very prominent and VIP rooms, like one facing the square where Evita Perón spoke (shooting toward outside from the window is neither allowed), plus visiting her room and other halls where the current political life works.
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One exception was the White Saloon which is used during various highly important ceremonies; reception of guests or ministerial oath.
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Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, he'll be mentioned in a forecoming traveldiary.
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Bernardino Rivadavia, he's already been mentioned.
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Short walk
To the Municipal Cathedral which hosts José de San Martín's worldly remains until the eternity.
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The mausoleum.
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Hey, this is familiar!
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This too, the pedestrian lights also here have been removed.
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