We took a week or so break from posting pictures, as we adjust to the schedule they keep, here in Buenos Aires. We will stay for 2 months in Buenos Aires, and now wonder of that will be enough time to enjoy everything the city has to offer. There are also dozens of "Then and Now's" to research.
On the 24th we walked the area near our new apartment.
On the 25th, we again walk the local area and visit the Eva Peron Museum, which is located only 4 blocks from the apartment.
On Wednesday, the 26th of April we ride about 10 miles west of downtown, to visit "Dakar Moto" (Dakar Motos). We have heard many positive things about Javier and Sandy from other RTW riders. They cater to long distance riders, providing a place to work on your bike, or provide mechanical service. They also have beds if you want to stay a few days. When we were there, we met 3 or 4 riders from all over the world. It was fun to share notes with the other guys.
This African Twin was getting a valve adjustment.
Every August, I try and ride the "Big Dog" ride in Colorado, which is hosted by Dr. Greg Frazier. It is typically a ride for "Big" BMW's, which tramples the Rockies and it's passes on tough dirt roads and trails. He has been around the world more times than I could ever dream of.
Well, last year he took a passenger, Donna-Rae, on a journey from Alaska to the tip of South America, which was a long standing dream of hers. Dr. Greg made her dream come true, in spite of a major barrier. She has Parkinson's Disease. Congratulations to her!
On Thursday, the 27th, we head out for our 1st "Then and Now" in Buenos Aires, so we catch a cab to the Recoleta Cemetery. The place is huge! We spent 6 hours walking around looking for the locations of 2 old photos.
So we start thinking "This is going to be easy"!
We spent nearly 6 hours trying to find the next photo. We thought that we could look for the domes and crosses to find the angle the picture was taken from. The cemetery is circled by buildings, so once we found the angle, we could identify the building.
We nearly gave up, then it hit us! The only tall building in 1925 was, most likely, the church.
It took 2 days to get authorization to climb the steeple.
In order to get the prior photo, we had to get access to the very top opening of this church steeple.
The views from the steeple was stunning. We would have liked to sit in the steeple for an hour or so.
It is really a special feeling, to view a city, from a steeple, where few get to ever visit.
Another view from the steeple.
After getting our photo from the top of the steeple, we relax at the restaurant "La Biela", which is located in Recoleta, directly across from the cemetery. "La Biela" in Spanish means connecting rod, as in a engine. This restaurant has been around for many decades, and has a history of being very popular with car and motorcycle racers.
Recoleta is one of the most expensive cemeteries in the world, with unbelievable structures.
This was unusual. The doorway led to a basement full of caskets. This was the only building with a "Skylight".
Sandy, snooping around......
Some buildings are in need of repair. The door on this building was half open.
It is a shame to see the roots of plants destroying the buildings.
Loving Life in Buenos Aires!
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