The Right Company

Since this one can have many interpretations, I will talk about street photography.

It is not that I go wandering around taking random pictures. Well, on a second thought, it is something like that but I have to be very discreet.

So, the way of taking pictures like that is not standing just in front of people with your camera pointing at them. What I do is that I place my camera on my hip, facing to a different direction that my camera is pointing at, with an already medium focus distance set and then I click the button not after listening the shoot-ready sound the camera makes. Later, I will have to do some post-processing since sometimes photographs are out of focus or pointing to the floor or maybe too high.

The right company

Bridge Monumento a la Mujer, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Saturday Market at Recoleta

Recoleta is a downtown residential neighborhood of Buenos Aires. It is an area of great historical and architectural interest, especially by the Recoleta Cemetery located there, and a major tourist and cultural center in the city. It is a traditional neighborhood of wealthy sectors, whose properties are listed among the most expensive in the city.

Recoleta, Bs.As.

Seller at Recoleta, Bs.As.

Buyers at Recoleta, Bs.As.

On the Saturday and Sunday Market you can find crafts and sometimes antiques. There are also fortune teller ladies and palm readers, just in case you might have a concern.
Recoleta, Bs.As.

Antiques at Recoleta, Bs.As.

Recoleta, Bs.As.

Misunderstood Mexican Restaurant

This is La Lupita, a mexican restaurant in Buenos Aires.

The food as you could expect tastes good, but is not mexican food. It may look like it but it is not. That is understandable since ingredients are hard to find in Argentina and they don’t taste the same. I can prove it. So as for food goes, you can go and have some very strange mixed names of mexican-argentinian food. No problem with that.

La Lupita, Arg

The decoration is really far off for what a mexican restaurant would look like. The abuse of color is a main characteristic of mexican culture which some may like and some may not. But the way the images are depicted are in no way, let me repeat it, in no way mexican. One of the main icons for mexicans is the Virgin of Guadalupe which represents our culture being 92% catholic. Do you think we would put a wrestler mask on the virgin’s face?. We also have a cult for death and let me be more specific. We don’t worship death, we mock death and laugh at it and we think that we can cheat it.

So the use of skeletons and death figures is more tetric than representative.

On top of all this, there is an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe on the roof. (see video)

So if you happen to be there, you won’t get sick but it is definitely the wrong concept of a mexican restaurant.

La Lupita, Arg

 

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