Architecture

Bucharest Seen From the Arch of Triumph

Tourists may not know, and its inhabitants may have forgotten, how beautiful Bucharest can be.

I’ve realized that, together with the people who lined patiently, last Sunday, waiting to get inside the Arch of Triumph, visited the small museum, got to the upper terrace and admired the panorama from 27 meters high.

The Arch of Triumph - Bucharest,Romania - May 2012 / People line waiting to visit the inside museum and upper terrace

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May 16, 2012 4 comments

Buenos Aires Cathedral’s tiled floor

The floor of the Cathedral of Buenos Aires is a work of art in itself. It was laid it in 1907 to mark Argentina’s centennial. Repair work was begun in 2004 and was finished in time to mark the country’s 200th anniversary in 2010.

Buenos Aires cathedral

A short history of the cathedral

The current building is the last of a series of buildings that occupied the plot allotted to a church by the founder of Buenos Aires, Juan de Garay, in 1580. The first church was built of wood and adobe and was replaced in 1605. As the building was in danger of collapsing, it was rebuilt in 1618. In 1620, the church was made seat of the Diocese of Buenos Aires and thus its status changed to cathedral.

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February 17, 2012 6 comments