It Takes More Than Two to Tango

We officially designated Wednesday as “Culture Day.” We thought we’d take you through our day in reverse order since it ended with us looking for a little cheer in a glass of scotch after what we’re now affectionately calling,  “Tango Desastre.”

A client of Annie’s (who is NOT following this blog) recommended very highly that we go to the Comparsita Tango Bar in the San Telmo neighborhood for an AUTHENTIC Tango experience.  Ignoring the hotel’s recommendation for Tango at another place, we eagerly made our own reservation at Comparsita and off we went. We got there right at 10:00 PM (which was when the show was due to start) and were told to come back in half an hour. Two glasses of Malbec and a plate of guac and chips later, we went back (now 10:30 PM) and were shown to our table.  

 

Here's what we saw.

Here's what we saw.

As you can see, the place was packed.  So, while we were waiting (now 10:45 PM), the
owner took our picture to kill a little time. 






  
  
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As you can see, the place was packed.  So, while we were waiting (now 10:45 PM), the owner took our picture to kill a little time.

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 Here’s what things looked like at 11:00 PM.                       






  
  
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 The owner was outside handing out flyers desperately trying
to fill another table or two.  He told us
that he was just waiting for the piano player who was trying to find
parking.  Ay dios mio!  We left soon after - authentically
disappointed. 



 On a happier note, as promised, no dead people!  

 

   

Here’s what things looked like at 11:00 PM.                      

The owner was outside handing out flyers desperately trying to fill another table or two.  He told us that he was just waiting for the piano player who was trying to find parking.  Ay dios mio!  We left soon after - authentically disappointed.

On a happier note, as promised, no dead people!

 

   Earlier in the day, we also got to see some great art at The
Malba (The Museum of Latin American Contemporary Art) and The MNBA (The Buenos
Aires Fine Arts Museum).  Fun fact:  you can take pictures of the artwork in the
museums in BA.  And, here’s what we saw...Rodin's "The Kiss" (a copy of the original, but he made this one, too.) 






  
  
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Earlier in the day, we also got to see some great art at The Malba (The Museum of Latin American Contemporary Art) and The MNBA (The Buenos Aires Fine Arts Museum).  Fun fact:  you can take pictures of the artwork in the museums in BA.  And, here’s what we saw...Rodin's "The Kiss" (a copy of the original, but he made this one, too.)

A Rembrandt!

A Rembrandt!

A Frida Kahlo self-portrait! 






  
  
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A Frida Kahlo self-portrait!

A cool installation by Liliana Porter! (we know
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A cool installation by Liliana Porter! (we know this looks like a hot mess, but the story behind it was actually very interesting)

   We also saw this amazing kinetic sculpture called Floraris
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We also saw this amazing kinetic sculpture called Floraris Generica (aka The Flower) in the United Nations Square.  The 18 ton flower is 75 feet tall and 52 meters wide.  It actually opens each morning and closes back up each night.

It can also be worn as a hat. 






  
  
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 Next stop – Rio. Thank you, Buenos Aires.  And, good night! 

 






  
  
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 /* Style Definitions */
table.MsoNormalTable
	{mso-style-name:"Table Normal";
	mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;
	mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;
	mso-style-noshow:yes;
	mso-style-priority:99;
	mso-style-parent:"";
	mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;
	mso-para-margin:0in;
	mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt;
	mso-pagination:widow-orphan;
	font-size:12.0pt;
	font-family:Cambria;
	mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria;
	mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;
	mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria;
	mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}

It can also be worn as a hat.

Next stop – Rio. Thank you, Buenos Aires.  And, good night!