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This is one of the regular ‘postcard’ views of Buenos Aires (and because of that, surely not an ‘unseen’ image… but anyway, I like it!).

Puerto Madero is a port that was built during the second half of 19th century, when Argentina started increasing its cereal exports. Originally it was almost on the north side of the city outskirts.

As the city began stretching to the north and the ships grew larger, new ports were built and Puerto Madero began its journey into abandon. In the early 80s, all that was left were ruined buildings, warehouses… and a lot of rats!

Then a recycling project started, old constructions recovered and converted into offices and restaurants (the waterfront line is about 2 kilometers and the ground level is mostly occupied by cafes, restaurants and bars).

The final stages of the project are still ongoing (they were delayed by the last financial crisis), but new hotels, apartment buildings, theatres, and parks have appeared and the district has turned into a tourist attraction and a common outing for the ‘porteρos’ (‘port people’… this is how the ones born in Buenos Aires are called).

Jpg capture at ISO 100 – f5.6 – 1/500s @ 44 mm.
Post processing: cropping, contrast (curves), USM and save for the web.

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