Tango & Bs. As.

February 13, 2010

My mom found a shop in our city where they sell leather bookmarks. They’re really good:

Tango: musical genre and its associated dance forms that originated in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay, and spread to the rest of the world soon after.

Early tango was known as tango criollo, or simply tango. Today, there are many tango dance styles, including Argentine Tango, Uruguayan Tango, Ballroom tango (American and International styles), Finnish tango and vintage tangos. What many consider to be the authentic tango is that closest to that originally danced in Argentina and Uruguay, though other types of tango have developed into mature dances in their own right.

In 2009, the Tango was declared a world heritage of humanity by UNESCO

Obelisco: The obelisk of Buenos Aires was built in May 1936 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first founding of the city. It is located in the center of the Plaza de la República (Republic Square), the spot where the Argentine flag was flown for the first time in Buenos Aires, at the intersection of Nueve de Julio and Corrientes avenues. Its total height is 67 meters (220 ft) and its base area is 49 square meters (530 square feet). It was designed by architect Alberto Prebisch, and its construction took barely four weeks.

Caminito: it’s a little street in La Boca (The Mouth), a neighbourhood of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. It retains a strong European style, with many of its early settlers being from the Italian city of Genoa.


3 Responses to “Tango & Bs. As.”

  1. Vaida Says:

    Love these bookmarks!

  2. Sarah Says:

    Hi! I came across your site while looking to replace my leather bookmark from Argentina :) I have not been able to find any. You mentioned your mom found a store that sold them and was wondering if you could tell me the name and location of the store. Thank you so much!

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