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Olympic irony

By bitsandpieces - Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Watching the opening ceremony last Friday I couldn’t help noting the great and positive irony behind the Olympics – what is arguably the most competitive event in the world is… Read more…

Neighbourhoods of BA: Monserrat

By bitsandpieces - Friday, July 27, 2012

Another of the central neighbourhoods of the city, it is limited by Rivadavia, Leandro N. Alem, Bartolomé Mitre, Av. Rosales, Av. La Rábida, Ingeniero Huergo, Independencia and Entre Ríos streets…. Read more…

Classification musings

By bitsandpieces - Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Both due to my job in Angloinfo Buenos Aires working on our amazing (plug) AnfloFILE directory and my newfound interest in trees and birds I find myself reflecting quite a… Read more…

Birds and Trees of BA – A poem

By bitsandpieces - Sunday, July 22, 2012

Birds and Trees of BA   They soar and stand Among the stones Alive and beautiful For all to see.   They change each day And don’t know why Maybe… Read more…

Trees of BA: The Ceibo

By bitsandpieces - Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Erythrina crista-galli (red rooster comb) or ceibo (seibo, bucaré, among other names) is the national tree and flower of Argentina (also of Uruguay). It  has an irregular trunk with… Read more…

What amazes me about Buenos Aires

By bitsandpieces - Monday, July 16, 2012

  The other day I was standing inside a large mall at a time you can reflect (which means not when it is full of people!) and my thoughts got… Read more…

Birds of BA: The Zorzal Colorado

By bitsandpieces - Thursday, July 12, 2012

Its technical name turdus rufiventris is telling us it belongs to the Thrush (turdus) family and has a red belly (rufiventris). Characteristic of this bird is its melodious song during… Read more…

2016: A New Independence

By bitsandpieces - Monday, July 9, 2012

Today we celebrate our national Independence Day, and we go back to nearly 200 years ago when the Tucumán Congress declared our independence from the Spanish Crown. We began our… Read more…

Neighbourhoods of BA: San Nicolás

By bitsandpieces - Friday, July 6, 2012

This is one of the central neighbourhoods of the city, a rectangle limited by Callao, Córdoba, Madero and Rivadavia streets, divided in four by 9 de Julio and Corrientes, with… Read more…

Birds and trees of Buenos Aires

By bitsandpieces - Wednesday, July 4, 2012

I have only recently felt attracted to the birds and trees that have always been around me. Like an epiphany, what existed in a general, rough sense, suddenly became alive,… Read more…

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