Sunday, 13 July 2014

Avenue of the 9th July, Buenos Aires

Even at the traffic lights, pedestrians need some time to cross this road. It is not for nothing the widest street in the world with in each direction 9 lanes. In Europe we don't even have highways which are so wide. The Avenue is well known for its width and busy traffic, its name comes from the independence date of Argentina.

There are several landmarks on the Avenue of the 9th of July, the most important ones are Teatro Colón and the Obelisk. It reminds us a bit of Paris with the Champs Elysees and Place de la Concorde. The about one kilometer walk also offers art, fountains and spectacular architecture.

Zelfs aan de verkeerslichten moeten voetgangers toch wat geduld hebben om deze straat over te steken. Het is niet voor niets de breedste boulevard ter wereld met in iedere richting negen rijvakken. In Europa hebben we zelfs geen snelwegen die zo breed zijn. De Avenue staat gekend om zijn breedte, drukke verkeer en zijn naam verwijst naar de Onafhankelijkheidsdag van Argentinië. 

Er zijn verschillende bezienswaardigheden op de Avenue van de 9de juli, de belangrijkste zijn Teatro Colón en de Obelisk. Deze doet ons denken aan Parijs met de Champs Elysees en Place de la Concorde. Op de één kilometer lange wandeling tref je kunst, fonteinen en spectaculaire architectuur aan. 
 
Avenue of the 9th July, Buenos Aires

Avenue of the 9th July, Buenos Aires

Avenue of the 9th July, Buenos Aires

Avenue of the 9th July, Buenos Aires

Avenue of the 9th July, Buenos Aires

Avenue of the 9th July, Buenos Aires

Avenue of the 9th July, Buenos Aires

Avenue of the 9th July, Buenos Aires

Avenue of the 9th July, Buenos Aires

Avenue of the 9th July, Buenos Aires

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13 comments:

  1. My goodness that is a wide street, one would want to get in the correct lane.

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  2. Awesome view!! I wonder how Buenos Aires is like now since Argentina entered the World cup finals!

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  3. De gebouwen en fonteinen zijn zeker erg mooi, jullie hebt het knap gefotografeerd hoor.

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  4. Sure is a wide street. It would be interesting crossing on that pedestrian crossing.

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    1. 9 lanes? that is wide. Most roads over here have maybe 3 at most

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  6. Wow, that is an amazing street, and just can imagine the intersections to cross! The fountain and statues are just beautiful.

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  7. Goodness, that looks like our National Monument!! So, the busiest street in the world? It is a good thing that it's all one way!!

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  8. Heel indrukwekkende stad. Moet een serieuze indruk nalaten.

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  9. Lovely buildnings there.
    Greetings

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  10. indrukwekkend en bijzonder met een charmant bloemenkraampje

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  11. what a wonderful view. Maybe one of these days I will get to go there

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