Sunday, October 4, 2009

High Point Market Fall Invitation

The wonder of art and architecture of Buenos Aires

Details of the magnificent art of the stairs in the theater colon

In many parts of the city the different architectural styles blend together, whereas certain neighborhoods are characterized by a specific style. Buenos Aires’ colonial heritage is best observed in the city’s historic sectors of Monserrat and San Telmo. The area surrounding Plaza San Martin, Recoleta and Palermo Chico contain the palatial mansions that were built to please Buenos Aires’ early 20th century aristocracy.

La Mansion

88-year-old Belle Époque mansion built by Felix Alzaga Unzué as a wedding gift for his wife. Four Seasons dropped $1 million on a restoration of the regal building’s frescoes, marble, and 24-karat-gold-trimmed wood paneling, and that one of the best restaurants in the world

Pasion por el Tango

"Forget the mannered ballroom dancing image, tango is a real roots music: sometimes sleazy, sometimes elegant, but always sensuous, rhythmic and passionate..."

Roman Greek Goddess

This large panel, Vitorio Splendore inspired in a Roman Greek goddess statue surrounded by a Roman niche. The rich detail and colors make this painting a classical Italian art