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Buenos Aires is one dense city; tight streets and building walls constrain almost every space, a consequence of Spanish surveying from the 1500s.   But there are exceptions – and one, ironically, is the first impression you’re likely to get of BA when driving in from the airport.  For 15 kilometres it’s one long bucolic landscape.

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That uninterrupted rush of green buffer hides the city behind, until you exit the parkway and the city suddenly, completely surrounds you.

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The other major break from the 16th-century street grid are the parks and walkways along the river.  The best park is, I believe, another legacy of Carlos Thays – the expansion of Parque Tres de Febrero.  Most seem to call it the Palermo Woods.

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Like a Seurat painting on a hot afternoon in BA.

While the City may not have a lot of acreage in park space, what it does have is gorgeous:

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