|Floris Generica located in Buenos Aires|
Standing in the middle of the United Nations Plaza (Plaza Naciones Unidas) you have to admit that the description is quite apt. In the middle of a reflecting pool there it is – the big metal flower. It was a gift to the city in 2002 from architect Eduardo Catalano. The architect, who died earlier this year, was born in Buenos Aires and wanted a lasting display and thanks for his home city which reflected both its beauty and its modernity. Opinions, as with any other piece of art, are divided but it is a potent symbol of both the natural world and the technological one. From afar it belies its dimensions which are colossal. The flower has six petals and each of these is 13 meters in length and 7 meters at its widest. The flower is made from stainless steel and is reinforced by an aluminum skeleton and concrete.
|Entrance to La Recoleta Cemetery|
|Monuments atop the Mausoleums in La Recoleta Cemetery|
Tonight, we head to Puerto Madera to see the affluent area of shops, restaurants, and high rise buildings at night.