Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on July 15, 2019 by bishshat

We left by underground and bus to the airport to catch a plane to La Serena where we would watch A total solar eclipse. The ascending node of the Moon’s orbit on July 2, 2019, with an eclipse magnitude of 1.0459. Totality was visible from the southern Pacific Ocean east of New Zealand to the Coquimbo Region in Chile and Central Argentina at sunset, with the maximum of 4 minutes 32 seconds visible from the Pacific Ocean.

 

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Monday 1st July 2019

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Sunday 30th June 2019

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Saturday 29th June 2019

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Friday 28th June 2019

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Thursday 27th June 2019

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on July 14, 2019 by bishshat

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Flight on Air Norwegian Dream-liner arrives in Buenos Aires. Taxi to our air bnb near centre of city.

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Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina. The city is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the South American continent’s south eastern coast. “Buenos Aires” can be translated as “fair winds” or “good airs”, but the former was the meaning intended by the founders in the 16th century, by the use of the original name “Real de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre”. The Greater Buenos Aires conurbation, which also includes several Buenos Aires Province districts, constitutes the fourth-most populous metropolitan area in the Americas, with a population of around 15.6 million.

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The Kavanagh Building is an Art Deco skyscraper in Buenos Aires , located at 1065 Florida Street in the neighborhood of Retiro , overlooking Plaza San Martín . It was the highest skyscraper in Latin America.

It was designed in 1934, by local architects Gregorio Sánchez, Ernesto Lagos and Luis María de la Torre, built by the builder and engineer Rodolfo Cervini, and inaugurated in 1936. Standing at a height of 120 meters, the building is characterized by the austerity of its lines, the lack of external ornamentation, and its large prismatic volumes. It was declared a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1994 and a National Historic Monument by the Argentine Government in 1999. In the year of its completion the building obtained the Municipal Award for Collective Houses and Facades ( Municipal Collective and Facade House Award) and three years later its facade received a similar award from the American Institute of Architects .

Its construction took only 14 months and was commissioned in 1934 by Corina Kavanagh, a millionaire of Irish descent who sold two ranches at the age of 39 to erect her own skyscraper. The building has a towering form, with symmetrical setbacks and gradual surface reductions. It was created from the outside, adapting outstandingly comfortable facilities to the space available. The structure was carefully designed to be as possible, in order to avoid unnecessary weight, and influenced by the city planning regulations. The design combines Modernism and Art Deco with a Rationalist approach and is considered the apex of early Modernism in Argentina.

It was at the time the highest skyscraper in Latin America . As the apartments in the new building were aimed at the upper middle class, no expense was spared in its construction in order to insure a result of the highest quality. All 105 apartments contained the last in technological advances, including central air conditioning, twelve Otis elevators, and state-of-the-art plumbing. Those on the upper floors have exquisite terrace gardens with views of the river, parks and the city.

Corina Kavanagh lived for many years on the 14th floor in the largest apartment, the only one that occupies an entire floor.

Wednesday 26th June 2019

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on July 14, 2019 by bishshat

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Price Tag

Jessie J

Okay, Coconut man, Moon Head and Pea
You ready?

Seems like everybody’s got a price,
I wonder how they sleep at night
When the sale comes first
And the truth comes second.
Just stop for a minute and smile

Why is everybody so serious?
Acting so damn mysterious?
Got your shades on your eyes
And your heels so high
That you can’t even have a good time

Everybody look to their left (yeah)
Everybody look to their right
Can you feel that (yeah)
We’re paying with love tonight?

It’s not about the money, money, money
We don’t need your money, money, money
We just wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the price tag
Ain’t about the (uh) ch-ch-ching ch-ching
Ain’t about the (yeah) bl-bling-bl-bling
Wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the price tag (OK)

We need to take it back in time,
When music made us all unite!
And it wasn’t low blows and video hoes,
Am I the only one getting tired?

Why is everybody so obsessed?
Money can’t buy us happiness
Can we all slow down and enjoy right now?
Guarantee we’ll be feeling alright

Everybody look to their left (to their left)
Everybody look to their right (to their right)
Can you feel that (yeah)
We’re paying with love tonight?

It’s not about the money, money, money
We don’t need your money, money, money
We just wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the price tag
Ain’t about the (uh) ch-ch-ching ch-ching
Ain’t about the (yeah) bl-bling-bl-bling
Wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the price tag

Yeah, yeah
Well, keep the price tag
And take the cash back
Just give me six strings and a half stack
And you can, can keep the cars
Leave me the garage
And all I, yes, all I need
Are keys and guitars
And guess what? In 30 seconds
I’m leaving to Mars
Yeah, we leaping across
These undefeatable odds
It’s like this, man
You can’t put a price on a life
We do this for the love
So we fight and sacrifice
Every night
So we ain’t gon’ stumble and fall
Never
Waiting to see or send a sign of defeat
Uh uh
So we gonna keep everyone
Moving their feet
So bring back the beat
And then everyone sing
It’s not about the money

Yeah, yeah
Oh-oh
Forget about the price tag, yeah

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