Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, is said to be the most European city in South America with buildings that are reminiscent of bygone times, with melancholy, romance and Latin flair part of daily life as well as a passion for steak, tango and football!
The mighty Plaza De Mayo is the historic heart of the city and the pink façade of the Casa Rosada shines brightly: the Presidential palace from where Domingo Perón and his wife, Evita, once waved to their loyal subjects.
The La Boca district is the old harbour area and lies at the mouth of the Riachuelo in the Rio De La Plata. The bright colours of the painted buildings are a joy to see and where today dances are performed on every street corner, in the nineteenth century immigrants from both Italy and Spain settled.
Everywhere traders have erected stalls and tango musicians, pantomime artists, ice cream sellers and various artisans hope for a profitable day. In what was once the red light district with its whore houses of colourful corrugated iron taken from numerous ship wrecks, the tango was born.
When visiting an Estanzia, a gaucho show is a must. Cowboys live with their horses, a fact made obvious by way of acrobatic performances.
Tango, the true pulse of the city: erotic, melancholic and full of life. A dramatic adventure. But beware. When night falls this Buenos Aires Diva turns into a City Fatale. Mysterious, dark and full of burning desire. An extraordinary metropolis of the superlative!
2014, NR, 26 mins.