Thursday, October 2, 2008

This is what I call a picture dump

In case you're wondering why there aren't more pictures on the blog -- and why they are always all at one time instead of spaced out -- it's because my upload speed isn't too fast. Plus Blogger makes it kinda hard to organize the pictures. Normally I at least semi-organize them to put them in order. Not this time.

This is a pretty famous statue. It's huge; bigger than I imagined before I got here. Those mammoth steel petals open up and close during the day.That's water all around it. As I write that, it occurs to me that this could've been planned to discourage graffiti. There's also security that I assume is 24 hours.

This is the Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. If a law school had a building this cool in the US, I'd probably have to go there. You can see this building in the background of the previous picture.

Picture of the Duarte family tomb in the Recoleta Cemetary with Evita's placque on the top right.

This was the Sarmiento tomb, I believe, but I'm not so good with the camera. The cemetary is an impressive place. I'd rather just be cremated. Funerals aren't for the dead.

Why is there so much dog crap all over the sidewalks? Now you know. This is pretty standard. You'll often see dog walkers on bikes with 10 dogs on leashes running next to them. Que peligroso!

I never knew Uruguay was in the Orient.

This is where I eat lunch several times a week. In fact, I'm headed to Sudestada tomorrow.

This is what I normally order. On Monday, the waitress asked me if I just wanted the same as usual. That must mean that I'm a regular. I didn't take a picture of the dumplings, but they are excellent.

Notice the spanish book. It was a working lunch. Because I am all about the industriousness.


Jenn said...

What is that food?

Evan said...

That food is the "Com," which is a Vietnamese word for...well, I don't remember.

It's fried rice with chicken, beef and pork. Those are fried onions on top, obviomente. It may not look like much Jenn, but I promise you that it's fantastic. Although if you have it as much as I do, you'll find that there are occasionally off days.