Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Fernando's Crumbling Empire

[UPDATE]: things are safe at my flat. An engineer was here and suggested the internal / hollow brick failure was either due to poor materials used in a modification of the wall or a water leak before I arrived.

Things are going to be repaired soon. :)

Sleep safe, the building where I live will not collaps@#@#@)

Monday, July 09, 2007

Nieve en Buenos Aires - 9 de Julio de 2007

Wow... since about 4:00 PM local time, it's SNOWING -albeit intermitently- down here in Buenos Aires.
More precisely in Almagro, as I can only speak about the view from my Windows... :)

How rare is this...? VERY rare. It "never snows" in Buenos Aires. According to what I found in the Net, the last recorded snow was June 22, 1918!!

The day started chilling cold, and it was only a handful of foreign tourists and myself at the Plaza de Mayo and surrounding areas...

And by later aftenoon, first a timid then full snowfall decorated the tops of the highest buildings

By night, even the international media started paying waking up to the newsworthyness of this ocurrence:

First major snow in Buenos Aires since 1918