Fuente de las Nereides, Puerto Madero.
Spent today wandering around the rejuvenated Puerto Madero (once again through thick fog, that came down heavier during the day). Wandered through the rather nice and exclusive residential developements to the start of the nature reserve, Costanera Sur. All the streets in this area are named for women of importance in Argentinian history, so a nice touch in an otherwise fairly macho society. Had a look at the Fuente de las Nereides, a fountain set in big clam shells and featuring several naked ladies - apparently it was designed for the Plaza de Mayo but was deemed a bit too erotic. Wandered along the road which seems to follow the path of an old river to the Cerveceria Munich, which started life as a beer hall in 1927 and now houses the Museums Administration.
An exclusive residential tower block in Puerto Madero, rising into the fog.
Our museums guide said that some of the collections from musuems currently closed should be here on display, but they only had a photographic exhibition and a few modern art pieces downstairs. Building itself is really interesting though, with lots of statues, decorated tiles and ornate ironwork. From here, we walked back up and along the river and across the Puente de la Mujer to Lavalle. Intended seeing a film, but nothing on in either English or of interest, so had lunch and wandered home via a coffee and cake.
Had our worst meal in Buenos Aires
(in fact, Argentina) today. We stopped into a cafe called Rocco at the lower end of Lavalle, which looked quite nice. In the end (and after a wait considerably longer than that of other customers), Melissa´s fish came out raw and when we sent it back it was returned microwaved to death. Hence, the fries had become soggy and foul tasting. Our waitress repeatedly ignored us, smiling when we waved to her for service and proceeding to do everything she could to avoid coming over to us. Noel had the special of the day, and the size of his meal was obviously smaller than what the locals were getting. For the first time here, we did not leave a tip and we´re pretty sure they would know why!!