More Tigre’s Eye…

2011.Jan.09 Sunday · 3 comments

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A continuation of the last post, simply because I had so many pictures, and we’d only made it halfway through the circuito turistico. This is the half of the walk that is often what people set out for – the four museums of Tigre – unfortunately, being a Monday that we were there, all but the Naval museum were closed. To be visited another time.

Tigre Naval Museum

And, the Naval Museum is where we pick up, since it’s a mere half block from the restaurant we were lunching in. We didn’t do a full tour of the museum, but just perused the outdoor “park”, festooned with various naval aircraft and weaponry.

Signs

It’s too hard to see in a reduced size photo, but we were amused by the signs on this corner house a block or so further on. On the left, various takeout foodstuffs, like hotdogs, hamburgers, sandwiches, coffee… on the right, a sign for the bathrooms – the last, a mere 3 pesos for use – I’m presuming at that price, though don’t know, that the intended use is not simply relieving one’s self, but perhaps a shower? They are located right by one of the parks and fishing areas.

Cactus

Just one big cactus for a front garden.

Fountain

A very pretty fountain along the river front. We are, by the way, still walking along Paseo Victoria, which fronts onto the Rio Lujan.

Tigre Art Museum

At the far corner, before turning onto the third leg of the circuit, the Tigre Art Museum. What a spectacular building – and you can’t even see all of the grounds here obviously. Looking forward to a return and a tour through the place.

Flowers

Just some tree-growing flowers that caught my eye.

Along the Rio Reconquista

We turn again to the left, along Av. Liniers, which faces onto the Rio Reconquista, and across to a more quiet residential section of the city.

Love this tree

What can I say? Love this tree.

Monument in Plaza Cazon

Plaza Cazon

Plaza Cazon

We spent a little bit of time in the very pretty Plaza Daniel María Cazón… he was a lawyer and politician in the 1800s, noted for being the president of the Argentine Masonic society, and was active with the Revolutionary Committee. His house was located near to this plaza, at #924 (didn’t know that at the time or I would have snapped a pic if it was interesting). He is also memorialized in the center of town – the main street through the downtown commercial district is Av. Cazón.

Quinta Astengo

Skipping over the Reconquista Museum, which wasn’t an overly attractive building – just a converted old colonial house without many features, we moved on. We also didn’t go as far as the Prefecture Museum, my companion not being interested and we already knew it was closed. Just before our turn onto the last leg of this venture, the main house of the old Quinta Astengo. This is a mid-19th century estate that was originally built for the Oliveira Cesar family, and later bought, and the name changed, by Delfina Huergo de Astengo. It’s now a national heritage site.

Tree-lined street

And, we start our last leg back into the center of town. A few beautiful tree-lined streets, a stop for a refreshing beverage, and a train trip back to BA. All in all, a lovely day’s outing.

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Katie January 9, 2011 at 12:39

I enjoyed your photos and descriptions of Tigre, Dan. It’s definitely on my list of places to see one of these days (if only I got up to BsAs more often!).

I wanted to let you know, too, that the eye-catching red flowers you photographed are the ceibo, Argentina’s national flower. 🙂

dan January 9, 2011 at 15:35

Cool, thanks! Hey, if you make it up this way, let me know. We should do a little exploring together!

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