Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Spring in Puerto Madero

After a seemingly endless winter of monsoon-like conditions, which seem to have destroyed the onion crops of the entire country as well as your leather boots, Buenos Aires has appeared to reach spring. I'm not pulling out my sandals just yet, but it's already been 70 (err, I mean over 20) twice this week and there's more on the forecast.
Although the entire city sparkles under the glow of sunshine, Puerto Madero is especially nice. There's just something about the sun reflecting off the twinkling water that makes it look almost not brown! Walks on the Puente de la Mujer fill you with warmth, instead of ideas of wind-assisted suicide. Overpriced restaurants have cute tables out on the sidewalks. Plus, the reflective windows of one of my offices serve as a perfect mirror to all the under-dressed teens taking pictures of themselves. It really is good times.
Just look at this! It's nearly a nature reserve! Don't you feel like these turtles, emerging from the murky polluted waters (of winter) to sunbathe atop the litter-accented, man-made, outdoor spaces of B.A? 
It's not all sunshine and rainbows though. Shit's going down. Puerto Madero's got a gang. Maybe it is part of B.A. after all...

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