Tag - Argentina

BA, the Last Word

BA

When I say ‘the Last Word’, I don’t mean that I’m going to be able to give you all the low down you’ll need to get yourself around BA, far from it. This is more the last word on my own particular journey, the final entry of my South American journal. Even though I started and ended my journey here, I don’t feel...

Salta stop-over

Salta

Salta was my last stop in Argentina before continuing my northwards journey into Bolivia. The featured image above is a close-up detail of a pavement; like Salta, there may be a few cracks around the edges but that does not diminish the beauty at its colonial heart. I only spent two nights here and enjoyed my walks around the town, with Plaza 9 de...

PotD: 29 – A Brick Wall, Advertising and Space

Brick wall

There’s nothing quite like the texture of a well-worn brick wall to get the attention of a wandering photographer and the advertising on it just makes the commercial side of me appreciate it even more. This wall was way back off the street, at the end of a large parking space, and I loved how the black awnings added that extra graphic...

PotD: 28 – The Day-Glo Cheshire Cat

Cheshire cat

I came across this indoor funfair and the grinning Cheshire cat whilst strolling down Av. San Martín in Salta, Argentina. It was the middle of the day, the sun was beating down on my pale skin and I was thankful to find some temporary refuge. As my eyes adjusted to the dimly lit space, my senses were assaulted by the intensity of all that colour...

Photo of the Day: 27 – RGB and Y, with Tungsten option

RGB and Y

I like playing with words but, sometimes, finding a title for a PotD can be tricky. I almost went for my first ‘Untitled’ but finally settled on ‘RGB and Y…’, more out of stubbornness than conviction. I’d noticed this hedge just off Av. Belgrano in Salta many times on my way to and from my accommodation and the...

Photo of the Day: 26 – Blue Arrows

Blue Arrows

I suppose I’m going to have to admit to myself that what I do is not your usual travel photography, if what you want from a photograph is to get an idea of a place. I was walking round the streets of Salta in north-western Argentina and, rather than photograph the street, it was these two blue arrows up above me on a street corner that...

Cordoba on my mind

Cordoba

Córdoba When I was down in Bariloche, fellow photographer Eliezer Gonzalez was staying in the same AirBnB as me and we got on so well that he invited me to stay with him at his place in Córdoba, if I ever headed that way. I took him up on his offer and arrived at the bus terminal very early one morning, after almost 12 hours on an overnight...

Time out in Mendoza

Mendoza First of all, the bus journey from Santiago to Mendoza takes you through some impressive landscapes so try and get a seat upstairs near the front so you can take it all in; it’s well worth the effort of booking and reserving a day or two in advance (unlike yours truly, the last minute specialist). I’d arranged my accommodation...

Bariloche, a slice of paradise

Bariloche

After the spectacular scenery of El Calafate and El Chaltén, I flew up to Bariloche, or San Carlos de Bariloche, to give it its full title. This was going to be my last flight for a while, until I reached Peru in fact, but I had decided when back in Helsinki that it would take too much of my time to bus that far down into Patagonia. In the two...

Photo of the Day: 25 – Love Scars

Love scars

I’ve seen trees with one or two carvings scratched into their trunks before, but nothing quite like this one. It’s literally covered in love scars and I don’t really know why this particular tree has been singled out for so much attention. It’s in a spot in the middle of the central park in Córdoba, Argentina, surrounded by...