Posts Tagged "history"

The Transporter Bridge of La Boca

One of the most important and historic pieces of urban architecture in Buenos Aires is perhaps also one of the most overlooked, the Puente Transbordador del Riachuelo in La Boca. First proposed in 1908 to provide a much needed link between ...

1940 Buenos Aires from Above

I'll tell anyone that listens that the best map of Buenos Aires is the Interactive Map on the Buenos Aires City Government site. With it you can easily find any street address and for planning a journey on public transport ...

It’s a Date – the Calendar as Place Name

Being a bit of a geography nerd, one of the things I tend to notice when I travel is street names. In France it seems that every other street or avenue is named after a National Hero (Jean Jaur├Ęs is ...

Why I’ve Become a Tour Guide

My first attempt at being tour guide was not an unqualified success. Aged 21, I was in put in charge of 50 French kids who had just arrived in London at the start of a three-week stay to learn English. One ...