Discover Floresta

10 Dec

Floresta, a working / middle class barrio in the west of Buenos Aires, was a neighborhood developed in 1857 after the construction of Argentina’s first rail line. Floresta was named after a kiosco / bar “La Floresta” located near the train station, a hub for travelers.  As you can imagine, the kiosco bar was named after all the flowers and foliage in the area.  I was lucky to have my own personal Floresta-expert tour guide to show me the barrio.  We started at the madness of calle Avellaneda and then made our way to the main plaza Velez Sarsfield.

6 Responses to “Discover Floresta”

  1. Donigan Merritt December 10, 2010 at 9:02 pm #

    Grand photos. What a nice talent.

  2. Paul Strobl December 14, 2010 at 6:33 pm #

    Never been to that barrio before. Nice shot of the CV3

  3. Julian February 10, 2011 at 7:12 pm #

    I was born in Flores, the neighborhood next to Floresta. Thanks for showing other neighborhoods of Buenos Aires than Palermo or downtown B.A.

    And I love your photos.

    • razalba February 10, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

      i love flores and floresta – nice escape from the palermo bubble i tend to fall into

      • Julian February 11, 2011 at 12:46 pm #

        I love that hoods because they still keep the soul of B.A. And I’ll follow your blog because it’s make me feel near to my memories and my loving city. Keep posting your photos. Thanks again. Greetings from D.C.


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