Museo de Armas and Brazilian Embassy

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The sword section of the Arms Museum.

Two fairly uneventful days.

June 19:
Slept in a bit today, then took the subte into the centre.  Started raining mid-morning and didn´t stop for the rest of the day.  Had lunch in the food court of the Galeria Pacifico on the Calle Florida.  Pretty good actually, a wide range of food and prices not outrageous.  Walked across to the Museo de Armas near the Plaza San Martin to look at rooms of weapons!  Lots of guns, cannons, sabres, fake suits of armour etc..  Had a room with samurai warrior armour, and a display of tiny guns to hide in your handbag or for the spy at large.  They even had an example of a WWI gas mask for a horse.  If you´re interested in weapons, you´ll like this place!
Tried to visit the Palacio Paz, but today´s English tour was cancelled.

Lots of guns at the Arms Museum.
  Will try and get back there later because it looks quite spectacular from the pictures.  Headed home for a coffee and cake at our local cafe, our little waiter friend brought us an enormous piece of cake, so think we´re in the good books  here!

June 20:
Had heavy rain and huge winds all night, sometimes thought our windows were going to blow in.  Went into the Brazilian Embassy to get my visa.  It was ready, but they´d lost my photo and seemed to think I´d have another one floating around in my pocket, and they also gave me someone else´s bank statements (which I immediately returned).  Don´t think careful business practice is high on their list, although they expect the applicants to be precise in what they hand over.  Walked home right along 9 de Julio and got a few groceries at the Carrefour, much cheaper here but a lot further away.

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The sword section of the Arms Muse…
The sword section of the Arms Mus…
Lots of guns at the Arms Museum.
Lots of guns at the Arms Museum.