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A: Villa Lugano Building Complex at Buenos Aires Argentina

by Raul Tavarozzi, 2.6 km away

360 view of building complex at VIlla Lugano , Buenos Aires known how "Lugano 1 y 2"

Villa Lugano Building Complex at Buenos Aires Argentina

B: Buenos Aires Historical Tramway

by Willy Kaemena, 7.7 km away

Read more about the tramways in Buenos Aires here

Buenos Aires Historical Tramway

C: SUBTE Linea A - 2011

by Willy Kaemena, 7.7 km away

Wikipedia :"Los coches La Brugeoise constituyen parte del material rodante de la Línea A (Subte de Bu...

SUBTE Linea A - 2011

D: Subte Buenos Aires Linea A car built 1913

by Willy Kaemena, 7.8 km away

Wikipedia: "The La Brugeoise cars are the Buenos Aires Metro (Subte) Line A rolling stock since its i...

Subte Buenos Aires Linea A car built 1913

E: Subte A - Taller Polvorin

by Willy Kaemena, 7.8 km away

This Subte (Metro) workshop serves the trains of the A line. Most of the cars used still today, are f...

Subte A - Taller Polvorin

F: Subte Buenos Aires (Taller)

by Willy Kaemena, 7.8 km away

This Subte (Metro) workshop serves the trains of the A line. Most of the cars used still today, are f...

Subte Buenos Aires (Taller)

G: Subte Linea A Jan 2008

by Willy Kaemena, 8.5 km away

The oldest Buenos Aires underground train

Subte Linea A Jan 2008

H: Caballito Station

by Willy Kaemena, 8.5 km away

Caballito Station

I: Taller mecanico RS

by Alex Vinokurov, 8.6 km away

Taller mecanico RS

J: Ruslan's home courtyard

by Alex Vinokurov, 8.8 km away

Ruslan's home courtyard

This panorama was taken in Argentina

This is an overview of Argentina

Argentina didn't get to be the second-largest country in South America overnight. Archaeological remains found here date to some 9,000 years BC, left by the ancient Mesoamerican civilization. Early inhabitants were nomads and hunters who followed prehistoric horses and llamas. By the year 1480 AD the Incan empire had stretched to reach northern Argentina and the stage was set for contact.

The Europeans came in 1516 with Spanish explorer Juan Diaz do Solis, who claimed the area for Spain and tried to export a river of silver back to Europe. Wealth grew along with the cattle industry and after Napoleon conquered Spain, Argentina declared its independence and set up their own government. That was 1810 AD.

Argentina stayed neutral in WWI and for most of WWII, declaring war on the Axis powers only in 1945. Following the war, the country entered into a long chain of military dictatorships with only brief forays into constitutional government. The current president is Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who's been in office since December 2007.

Argentina is known for many things but the top of the list belongs to only two -- steak and the tango. Cattle graze on the abundant grasslands and produce some of the best beef in the world.  The climate is well-suited for vineyards as well, and Argentina's wines make a fine companion to their steak.

As for the tango, it has recently exploded to become a world famous dance with hotspots in every major city on the planet. It started in Buenos Aires in the middle of the nineteenth century, as the city was filling up with a mixture of European immigrants and porteños, people who were born in the port city. They melded their cultures of rhythm and harmony and came up with the tango, which has been described as the ultimate evolution of partnered dancing. And it's a great way to burn off your steak stupor. Food coma begone!

Text by Steve Smith.

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