Sunday, 29 July 2012

Sunday in the Park

John had the day off today, probably his last day off before we head back to Canada in mid-August, so we spent a leisurely day walking to a big park not far from our apartment - Parque Sarmiento.  There is a big midway and a zoo, which we didn't bother with, and huge grounds where we wandered.  I can't wait to come back and see it in the summer.

Outside the Civic Building, on our way to the park

A beautiful bench on the staircase up to the park

Surprise - even more stairs when you get to the top

An ancient ferris wheel - I wonder if it will be running this summer?

Teatro Griego, a huge amphitheatre in the park, where they hold concerts in the summer.  Do you suppose that big moat in the front is a mosh pit?

Two islands in a big lake in the middle of the park.

Wild parrots or parakeets at the park

Cactus Garden at the Park Entrance

This art installation was very simple yet very striking.  There are 400 circles, in a variety of colours and sizes.  Each one is marked with a date, and they are arranged in chronological order to mark the 400th anniversary of the founding of Cordoba. The first/last circle in the installation is marked 2010 at the top and 1610 at the bottom.  On this day there was a group filming something and some easels set up for some sort of children's art activity.  And of course, a stray dog or two...

"The work of the bicentennial is designed as a sculptural installation that embraces space.
Each circle represents a year and here you can read the important event of that year.
The visitor may cross it through the passage of time."

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