I haven't been on the forum for a while due to travels and a hectic schedule, but I came across an interesting article in The Nation that I wanted to share. All major cities have graffiti, and its interesting on the author's take on BsAs's own 'style' or purposes driving the graffiti 'artists' and their messaging. For those who have been to the city, (and speak/read Spanish), this will be very familiar territory. For those doing their research for an upcoming trip, I think you'll get a perspective on the graffiti you'll encounter as you roam the city and the meanings behind the messages - I have hundreds of photos of various graffiti from the city from my travels there over the years and have always enjoyed (or have at least been curious about) the political discourse. And, you'll also get a bit of a history and sociology lesson to gain some perspective regarding the passion of the people and what keeps many of us coming back year after year.
Oh, and kudos to Marnie - I see you are now a DE! Sweet. I'll be catching up on all of your current trip's postings later today. I'll be taking notes, as we're looking into another hiking excursion in SA this year, which will necessitate a swing into town - and you always explore and find new and interesting things to see and do.
I also see that the Saint is back in town. Nice. Looking forward to restaurant reviews and you're take on what's up with what around and about town. Hope you get a chance to eat at Tarquino's - we have similar tastes in restaurants, so it'll be interesting to get your take on what I consider to be among the best dining experiences I've ever had in the city.
And, finally, I see that Scarlett is moving back to the U.S. (That post caught my eye!) Say it ain't so! I sure hope you continue as a DE on this forum - even from a distance you can continue to give solid advise, the kind that makes this a favorite for newcomers and frequent visitors alike.