FoNaVi monoblock in Esperanza, Santa Fe
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全景摄影师 Marcelo Botta EXPERT 日期和时间 12:30, 30/07/2010 - Views loading...


FoNaVi monoblock in Esperanza, Santa Fe

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Talking to an owner of one appartment from the FoNaVi Monoblocks.

Built in the 70's by an Rosarian company, nowadays lack of maintenance and poor building quality is noticeable.

FoNaVi stands for 'Fondo Nacional de la Vivienda' formed in 1970 to provide support to the habitational problem and build economic houses and appartment buildings for low income sectors in Argentina.

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A: Building in progress

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House under construction in Esperanza, Santa Fe.

Building in progress

B: Sobre Los Techos

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View from de rooftop of the Campanarios XIX new building, on the summer solstice, with the sun higher...

Sobre Los Techos


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E: Las Plantas De La Madre

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Patio y entrada de auto en casa de los viejos. Puede observarse la variada y frondosa vegetación ;)

Las Plantas De La Madre

G: Tipica Calle Sarmiento En Esperanza

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Tipica Calle Sarmiento En Esperanza

H: Night view in front of Confitería Royal, in Esperanza, Santa Fe, Argentina.

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Night view in front of the clasical Confitería Royal, in Esperanza, Santa Fe, Argentina.

Night view in front of Confitería Royal, in Esperanza, Santa Fe, Argentina.

I: Encuentro infantil de Ajedrez

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Encuentro infantil de Ajedrez

J: Monumento 100 Anios

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Monumento 100 Anios



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.