Tierra Santa - the Holy Land Theme Park!
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Difficult to describe today! Slept in a bit, as it was Sunday, then walked down to Defensa to walk long the markets all the way to the Plaza de Mayo (had breakfast on the way). Stopped in at the Museo de la Ciudad, the same one we visited in our first week, but the upstairs was open this time. It is basically an old rental property that has remained unchanged since it was built in 1905. Most of it is now filled with a toy musuem, with some incredible old dolls and toys, and two rooms furnished - one as a bedroom and the other as an office. The other section is a bathroom museum, believe it or not! They have a large collection of baths, toilets, bidets and chamber pots, along with a potted history of sanitation in Buenos Aires.
Then got the Subte out to Scalabrini Ortiz, where we realized we should have actually caught the mainline train to its station of the same name (happens quite a bit here, lines with stations the same as on other lines). We ended up getting a taxi to Tierra Santa, which wasn´t that much anyway. Tierra Santa is a theme park based on the Holy Land, an amazing polystyrene and concrete creation that lets you ´walk in the footsteps of Jesus´, see sound and light spectaculars of the Creation, Nativity, Last Supper and the Resurrection, and buy genuine fake Middle-eastern souvenirs! The highlight for us was watching the 18m Christ rise from the mountain, rotate around and bless the crowd to wild applause from the spectators.
Didn´t do much today, just went to post office, checked email etc.. Our next postal box to Australia is going to cost us an arm and a leg!!