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Photos from my trip this fall

Posted in Uncategorized by sndybeech on November 10, 2010

I’m in the process of posting photos from my trip back east Sept-Oct 2010. I was in the White Mt. area of New Hampshire, Boston, Cape Cod, Washington DC and New York City. I’ve started putting up NYC. See the pages section to your right.

Photos from Argentina

Posted in Uncategorized by sndybeech on November 8, 2010

I traveled to Argentina with a group fromĀ  Earthjustice in March of 2006. We had been traveling in Chilean Pategonia and crossed the border by road, but our vehicle was not able to cross with us so checked out of Chile, walked across the border, checked in with Argentina and then met our new driver and van.
This sign translates roughly: The land is not ours, it is on loan from our children.

From there we drove to nearby Andian city of San Carlos de Bariloche, mostly a ski resort but this was their summer. It’s got lakes, water sports, good restaurants etc. i.e. a tourist stop.

We didn’t stay long, flew out the next day, but it was long enough for a walk around the town where I came across some sort of military ceremony

and then we were off flying over theĀ  Andes! to Buenos Aires

My photos are not comprehensive but of what fascinated me: the Puente de la Mujer (Bridge of the Woman), the huge cemetery, the synagogues, the plaza where the mothers of the disappeared demonstrated (and it is still a place to demonstrate)

This is the view from my hotel room. I stayed in worker-owned Bauen. Not luxurious but nice enough and the staff was great

Plaza de Mayo. Many paintings/graffito

Translation: Justice & Punishment

Casa Rosada--government house on the Plaza de Mayo


Plaza de Mayo demonstration--families of dead children asking for accountability for nightclub fire

family's car with photo of dead daughter

An explanation--if your Spanish is good enough

The Buenos Aires waterfront with the Puente de la Mujer in the background

On the bridge


Sunset on the bridge

Night on the waterfront

Cementerio de la Recoleta is a little city of tombs

a Recoleta 'street'

art deco tomb

tomb of a former president

plaques honoring Eva Peron on her family tomb

more Evita plaques

South America's largest bookstore housed in a former opera house with coffee shop on the stage

Buenos Aires has a cow project too

Temple de la Congregacion Israelita

Temple de la Congregacion Israelita gate

detail of Temple building

Ashkenazi Synagogue

Ashkenazi sanctuary

ashkenazie bima

Ashkenazi bima (pulpit)

Sephardic synagogue--photography was not allowed anywhere near so I had to sneak down the block. Security is VERY heavy at all synagogues in the city

banister at the opera house

Palacio de las Aguas Corrientes--the 1894 water dept. building

detail of water bureau building--formerly held giant tanks