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Uploaded on Mar 8, 2009
Recorded February 13-14, 2009.
Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina. It is located on the southern shore of the Río de la Plata, on the southeastern coast of South America.
The video begins at the obelisk, a 220-foot monument built in 1936 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first founding of the city. It is located in the center of the Plaza de la República (Republic Square), the spot where the Argentine flag was flown for the first time in Buenos Aires. Next we drive along Avenida 9 de Julio, which is not just any street. It is nine lanes wide, with gardened medians between the opposing flow of traffic, this is the widest street in the world. Our dive continues as we pass the British Clock Tower (Torre Monumental), constructed by English residents of the city to commemorate the centenary of the May Revolution of 1810. Next we pass Floris Genérica, one the most recognizable images of Buenos Aires which stands in the center of Plaza Naciones Unidas (United Nations Plaza). The shiny flower consists of 6 petals (each measuring 13 meters long and 7 meters wide) and 4 pistons. The petals close in the evening from sunset to sunup; a 20-minute process mimicking the actual movement of a flower. Next we stop at the Cemetery of Roceleta which contains the grave of Eva Perón. We then stop at the tourist-trap area of La Boca. The video concludes with a tango performance. Buenos Aires is known internationally for being the city where tango music and dance was nurtured and where, nowadays, it is mainly confined to shows for tourists.