Buenos Aires Travel Blog› entry 105 of 177 › view all entries
Freezing cold today, although the sun was shining. Have had very strong winds, rattling the windows of our flat, and it whips right through you when you´re out and about. We walked down Av. San Juan from our flat to Defensa, and had a churros and chocolate breakfast at the corner cafe. From here we went across the Plaza Lezama all the way down Av. Almirante Brown to the river. Around the plaza was a big market, but more for the locals because it was mostly second hand clothes and household goods. At the bottom of Almirante Brown is the Puente Trasbordador, the old iron bridge used for transporting goods and people across the river. Next to it is the almost identical newer version of the bridge. The river here is a revolting black sludge with a foul smell, cleaning it up would be miraculous! A nice walking path has been built from here to the Caminito area, where we saw all the colourful corrugated iron houses for which the area is famous.
Walked back to the National Museum in the Plaza Lezuma - it consisted of two rooms with very little in them, so glad we didn´t make a special trip. Think this one is also being renovated, so that could explain it. On the way back home we had a delicious ice-cream, the best one we´ve had so far. Father´s Day here today, so lots of families out and about.