It is said a picture is worth 1,000 words. Luckily, I took many during our trip to Argentina two weeks ago, and feel it’s about time to share a few more. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves today!
…But, because Mondays aren’t discombobulating enough, I’m going to play a little game with you. Last year, we visited Paris. This year in Buenos Aires, I kept experiencing flashbacks to the sidewalks, windows, doors, cafes, floors and even motor bikes that I saw during my visit to Paris. So – just for fun – I’m going to throw in a few Paris photos with this post. See if you can guess which city is which!
Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire. – Jorge Luis Borges (author from Buenos Aires)
If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast. – Ernest Hemingway
Eva beware of the city
It’s hungry and cold can’t be controlled
It is mad
Those who are fools are swallowed up whole
And those who are not become what they should become
In short they go bad…
- Evita (lyrics from the musical)
Charity separates the rich from the poor; aid raises the needy and sets him on the same level with the rich. – Eva Perón
So, how do you think you did? Could you distinguish the two cities from these photos? Actually, despite having been to both cities and having taken all of the photos, I still had to double-check and triple-check several of these pictures during the making of the post to be sure I knew which was which.
The following answers, therefore, should be accurate! 1: Buenos Aires, 2: Paris, 3: Buenos Aires, 4: Paris, 5: Paris, 6: Buenos Aires, 7: Paris, 8: Buenos Aires, 9: Teatro Colón, 10: Versailles, 11: Versailles (Marie Antoinette’s Le Petit Trianon), 12: Buenos Aires (Evita Perón’s home, once purchased by her personally as a shelter for homeless women and their children; now the Evita Museum)