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Cordoba and Alta Gracia

on the Plaza San Martin, in the historic center of Cordoba
on the Plaza San Martin, in the historic center of Cordoba
the city cathedral, from 16th to 18th c.
the city cathedral, from 16th to 18th c.
the interior by Emilio Caraffa, famed cordobes painter
the interior by Emilio Caraffa, famed cordobes painter
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t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927495.C86B9e1M.jpg t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927485.V40vQLe0.jpg the historic Cabildo, also finished 18th c.
the historic Cabildo, also finished 18th c.
above the Cabildo's main patio
above the Cabildo's main patio
t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927508.HRH0W9Ah.jpg t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927510.sNGymZ1U.jpg in the basement, a museum of the building's history
in the basement, a museum of the building's history
a quiet plaza behind the cathedral...
a quiet plaza behind the cathedral...
...dedicated to the founder of Cordoba, Jeronimo Luis de Cabrera
...dedicated to the founder of Cordoba, Jeronimo Luis de Cabrera
t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927489.cN3RJDWs.jpg a pasaje beside the cathedral...
a pasaje beside the cathedral...
...home to el Museo de la Memoria, covering the years of the dictatorship
...home to el Museo de la Memoria, covering the years of the dictatorship
out on the streets again
out on the streets again
t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927497.gogQBAYO.jpg street art alive and well in Cordoba as in other Argentine cities
street art alive and well in Cordoba as in other Argentine cities
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t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927500.jglIoQGH.jpg t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927501.3wP9DENL.jpg t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927503.Y1T0pYFz.jpg one of many historic churches
one of many historic churches
t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927505.wDAidQj0.jpg t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927491.wQehZdPz.jpg t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927513.1IeIWenL.jpg the peatonal area, filled with people
the peatonal area, filled with people
t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927506.mMV9zZu8.jpg t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927517.nbJV2Lck.jpg t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927518.UVl9PZn6.jpg the Cripta Jesuitica: buried in 1829, rediscovered/re-opened in 1989
the Cripta Jesuitica: buried in 1829, rediscovered/re-opened in 1989
t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927519.MSwHLNZQ.jpg t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927520.lLA2RPDD.jpg t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927521.ojgnaBJU.jpg back up for air...
back up for air...
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t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927528.HRUr94nZ.jpg la Cañada, a waterway running thru the city
la Cañada, a waterway running thru the city
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t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927502.6Akuwzcl.jpg t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927532.lpGFUdB3.jpg t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927533.rEx1VUrJ.jpg in the Jesuit block; here, the Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús
in the Jesuit block; here, the Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús
inside the national university, founded in 1622
inside the national university, founded in 1622
these two are skipping class...
these two are skipping class...
the block is home to many of the city's innumerable university buildings
the block is home to many of the city's innumerable university buildings
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t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927539.niaHYCGw.jpg in the museum of anthropology, specializing in cultures of Argentina's north and west
in the museum of anthropology, specializing in cultures of Argentina's north and west
t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927541.tgA3u99u.jpg t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927542.LldQYukm.jpg
t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927543.sN6Y5zNp.jpg t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927544.17l6ItIT.jpg the building itself is a treasure
the building itself is a treasure
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at the Paseo del Buen Pastor, a city cultural center
at the Paseo del Buen Pastor, a city cultural center
t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927548.XLxWJXDf.jpg the Iglesia de los Capuchinos
the Iglesia de los Capuchinos
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t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927551.jUXnJOUN.jpg t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927553.HUzKq8gE.jpg the Palacio Ferreyra, now a modern art museum
the Palacio Ferreyra, now a modern art museum
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in the Parque Sarmiento...
in the Parque Sarmiento...
...with a view toward the eastern part of the city
...with a view toward the eastern part of the city
next day, a drive out south to Alta Gracia with Diana and Daniel
next day, a drive out south to Alta Gracia with Diana and Daniel
in the historic center, originally a Jesuit estancia (17th c.)
in the historic center, originally a Jesuit estancia (17th c.)
the clock tower on the lake
the clock tower on the lake
the original church
the original church
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the cloister and administrative offices
the cloister and administrative offices
the patio
the patio
the building was unusual, having running water very early
the building was unusual, having running water very early
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an example of the water filtration system
an example of the water filtration system
in the garden, a blacksmith's shop
in the garden, a blacksmith's shop
t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927567.7WlSe68V.jpg an example of the monks' quarters
an example of the monks' quarters
t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927568.z99WwiK2.jpg as it was furnished by house owners after the Jesuits were expelled
as it was furnished by house owners after the Jesuits were expelled
into a neighborhood in town
into a neighborhood in town
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the 'Casa del Che', a house where Ernesto Guevara lived as a boy
the 'Casa del Che', a house where Ernesto Guevara lived as a boy
t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927578.KIBjiv2H.jpg t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927579.DRaWdfrj.jpg not the original, but the same year and type!
not the original, but the same year and type!
back into the neighborhood
back into the neighborhood
hmmm... night be a fixer-upper for J&M?
hmmm... night be a fixer-upper for J&M?
the Museo Manuel de Falla, Casa Los Espinillos...
the Museo Manuel de Falla, Casa "Los Espinillos"...
...the house where he spent his last years in exile from Franco's Spain
...the house where he spent his last years in exile from Franco's Spain
t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927589.WUSu7Ec4.jpg t1%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f130927588.4PUQxML1.jpg a view of the Sierras Chicas from the garden
a view of the Sierras Chicas from the garden
and now we are out driving in the Central Sierras ourselves
and now we are out driving in the Central Sierras ourselves
Los Molinos reservoir, one of many in the Sierras
Los Molinos reservoir, one of many in the Sierras
sunset on Cordoba...
sunset on Cordoba...
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