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    Lori's post about the musical scenario of our cities stimulated me to produce a much better idea.

    How does your town like?

    Here are some pictures of interesting places in my town:

    The original City Hall (Cabildo). Built in the beggining of the 17th century (the city was founded in 1573).



    This is the Cathedral. Next to the Cabildo.






    The Suquía river divides the city in two, and at the heart of the city it receives the affluence of a minor course of water: La Cañada (it's not that minor, actually.
    The stone construction you see surrounding it was built because it produced recurrent tragic floodings at the beginning of the 19th century).


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    This is the Iglesia de los Padres Capuchinos. Created by the italian architect Augusto Ferrari, it was inaugurated in 1934








    There are more photos here.

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    The "Parque Sarmiento". Designed by Carlos Thays, it's Córdoba's biggest park. Lots of people go there to study, run or walk, lay on the grass with cute girlfriends and ride bikes (I hit my head heavily back in March in an accident there, I reassembled my bike and rode it leaving the place, even though I don't remember being there)





    (Don't you young guys love the place?)

    The "Vuelta al Mundo", designed by Eiffel
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    And one house


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    Thank you for these beautiful pictures. Your city looks really great.

    I wish it was less far than mine (23 hours by plane!) I’ll probably never visit it and I regret it bitterly!

    Nevertheless, i’m now eager to know more about it …

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    Manuel, your city is just beautiful!

    I have had the pleasure to teach some South American singers who have traveled to London and NY for lessons including one that was from Argentina, who did her undergrad in Buenos Aires, but then went back to her original city which was I think San Juan.
    She felt a bit limited as to the availabilty of singing teachers to teach her opera.
    I am still interested in what the music scene is like in Argentina and in Córdoba from your perspective.

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    Re: Iglesia de los Padres Capuchinos

    Does the second photo from the bottom (in that post) say 1182-1932? What's the significance of 1182, if I may ask? Surely, it couldn't have been built that early.

    Thanks for the pics. As for Madras, the city that now goes by the name Chennai... Well, I wouldn't call my city very picturesque. It's losing it's old world charm to ugly boxes and congested roads. It used to be the quietest metro, and still is, relatively speaking. It has a thriving "music scene," classical, that is. The madness will start in a week or two.

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    Re: Iglesia de los Padres Capuchinos

    Does the second photo from the bottom (in that post) say 1182-1932? What's the significance of 1182, if I may ask? Surely, it couldn't have been built that early.
    I have no idea. So, I wikied-it out:
    It's the year Francis of Assisi was born (known here as San Francisco de Asís), some places read 1181, others 1182.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiki
    The Order of Friars Minor Capuchin (O.F.M. Cap; in England and Ireland, O.S.F.C) is an order of friars in the Catholic Church, among the chief offshoots of the Franciscans. The worldwide head of the Capuchins, called a minister general, is currently Father Mauro Jöhri.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opus67 View Post
    Thanks for the pics. As for Madras, the city that now goes by the name Chennai... Well, I wouldn't call my city very picturesque.


    Awesome. The only thing my city has to offer that is better than that beach is the girl in red in one of my pictures.



    Do you have pics where this thing (I'm sorry, I don't have any clue on what it is ) can be seen without the surrounding wooden structure?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manuel View Post
    Awesome. The only thing my city has to offer that is better than that beach is the girl in red in one of my pictures.
    What? You keep talking with us when there are such girls in red walking in your town!

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    Teatro del Libertador General San Martín. (José de San Martín played an important role the independence of several south american countries).
    It's a lyric theatre, in parisian style, which nowadays hosts the Symphonic Orchestra of Córdoba, a ballet company, a polyphonic choir and other music formations.

    95% of the symphonic concerts I attend take place there.

    This is how it looked at the end of the 19th century



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    What a pity, the girl in red is behind that car!


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    One entrance to the park I posted before:

    This huge house is in that same avenue

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    A thin building


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alnitak View Post
    What? You keep talking with us when there are such girls in red walking in your town!
    I must study a lot, all the time. So during the day I can not leave my house... It's not that I prefer you to those chicks.
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