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And, yes, I DO take it personally: Sunday videoblogging: out and about on a weekend in Buenos Aires
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Sunday, March 09, 2008

Sunday videoblogging: out and about on a weekend in Buenos Aires

weekends are for getting out and about, poking around in places familiar or new, and enjoying the generally slower pace... buenos aires residents love hanging out in their cafes for hours on end and then walking leisurely up and down the streets window-shopping before taking the subte back home to spend the rest of the day relaxing...

a typical saturday or sunday morning at las violetas, a restaurant and coffee house that opened in buenos aires in 1884...

this short clip of the arrival of an "a" line train at the rio de janeiro station gives you just a bare glimpse of the wood and tulip light fixtures in the old, original cars that are, sadly, gradually being replaced...

from urbanrail

The Buenos Aires Subte [Subte = subterraneo], the oldest in Latin America [the first subway line in New York City started service in 1904], is now privatised and is operated by MetrovĂ­as has been started refurbishing stations and buying new rolling stock to replace older trains, some of which have been running since the Subte opened.

The total network is approx. 46.8 km (2007) and totally underground.

The first line of the metro, Line A, was built and initially operated by a private company called Anglo Argentine Tramway Company and opened already in 1913.

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