Tag Archives: Buenos Aires

Weekly photo challenge: From above

On the starting block ...

Stretching the truth …

The angle of the sun tells lies!

I stand at the magnificent height of 5′ 2 1/2″ – please don’t ask me the metric equivalent. I know it’s somewhere around 160cm…somewhere…

I don’t often feel tall among adults; why would I?

But there was one time – just one – where I simply towered.

Some years ago, while exploring Buenos Aires, I needed to use the bathroom in the local mall. I entered the room and dutifully joined the long queue outside the cubicles. Public loos are not really conducive to conversation, especially when you don’t speak the language so I kept my head bowed so as not to seem too nosey.

But in order to see how much longer I had to wait I raised my head and saw a line of heads reflected in the mirror in front of me. One was much higher than the others. I looked closer. It was me … a tall me! I was a good head and shoulders taller than anyone else.

What was my first thought?

After squaring my shoulders and rising to my full height, I chuckled to myself thinking that they might well be looking at the amazon in the line and envying my long legs!

They are so – not long!


Weekly photo challenge: Urban 2


Nothing quite like watching other people work!

I got really excited when the urban challenge was set – I’ve so many street scene images. I love them …

I had intended to post a new urban picture every night this week showing you scenes that had caught my eye. However, other things got in the way and I failed! So here I sit on a Friday night – one more opportunity before this challenge expires and the next is set.

So rather than take you to another country, in another time – here’s another street scene from Buenos Aires. Still in the Caminita.

If anyone knows the translation for ‘Desvio’ I’d be very grateful.

Of course, I could look it up myself, but that wouldn’t be as much fun.

Weekly photo challenge: Urban 1

Urban chic

When I saw the theme for this weeks challenge, I immediately thought of this photo taken in 2006 on a visit to Buenos Aires. I’ve always loved this photo with its combination of urban grunge and style.

I hope it appeals to you too.

Photographed in the Caminita District, Buenos Aires, Argentina.