Today we went to the wonderful Art Museum of Belles
Arts. My favorite painter there was still Goya.
Later we went to an unbelievable old mansion that has
become a museum of objects from France at the time of
Napolian. Its totally great. My favorite painter
there was EL Greco.
We visited a church that is 300 years old. It has a
piece of Mary,s veil as a relic in a little gold and
glass box. The piece is less than an inch square.
Went to the city of mausoleums again *Recolletta(
where Evita is buried. It is a huge collection of
ornate mausoleums. It does resemble a city of
minature buildings. It has lanes that twist and turn
like a really huge maze thru crypts. Some of the
coffins are behind glass doors so you can see them.
The Recolleta is full of hundreds of cats. The walls
keep the dogs out so the dogs get the streets and
parks and the cats get the mausoleuns. It is really
amazing how tolerant everyone is of strays. The
pampered dogs have their own walkers. You see people
walking 10 or so at a time. I have not yet seen a
There is a funny drink here/funnier than the Seattle
coffee thing. People carry Mate/tea/cups full of tree
bark that makes a tea but you have to fill the whole
cup so you carry a thermos of hot water with you all
day to keep filling your cup and drink it thru a
slotted spoon straw combo thing. Lots more trouble
than a paper cup of latte to me.
The subways here are from 1913 and cost less than 30
cents to ride. The stations all have murals done in
There are huge beautiful parks here in the rich
neighborhoods//the bad neighborhoods have dirt//So
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