A walk to the Rio de la Plata

It’s been a glorious Spring week here in BA, not a cloud in the sky and temps in the low 20’s – perfect conditions for this morning’s wander down to the Rio de la Plata. It’s actually a bit of a hike, not as the crow flies perhaps but a 10k walk all the same there and back. It’s an easy stroll down to Puerto Madero from San Telmo but the difference in architecture and scenery couldn’t be more marked. Leaving the old cobbled streets behind you’re suddenly in a gleaming high-rise financial district built around wide basins (diques), with vast restored warehouses, towering glass sky-scrapers and a surprising number of luxury apartment buildings going up – recession, what recession?

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