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Sierra de la Ventana

March 31, 2012

Two cork bookmarks from Sierra de la Ventana:

Teatro Colón

October 27, 2011

Hey y’all, I’m back!

This is a bookmark from the Colón (Columbus) Theatre, which is the main opera house here in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It’s made of plastic and comes in its own envelope:

Here’s a picture of the theatre itself:

Teatro Colón (Wikipedia.org)

Fleur-de-lis

April 25, 2011

This bookmark is made of nickel silver. Nickel silver, also known as German silver or alpacca, is a copper alloy with nickel and zinc:

The fleur-de-lis is a stylized lily that is used as a decorative design or symbol. It may be at one and the same time, political, dynastic, artistic, emblematic, and symbolic, especially in heraldry.

Villa Giardino

April 15, 2011

This is another bookmark that I bought in Córdoba:

Villa Giardino is a town between La Cumbre and La Falda. It was originally populated by Comechingones (indigenous people). The Spanish settlers established two important ranches called El Molino and Altos de San Pedro. With the arrival of the railroad in the 19th century, the region thrived as a rural area, and also through the exploitation of limestone deposits. The town takes its name after landowner Juan Giardino, owner of Altos de San Pedro and a main driving force in the urbanization of this small agrarian village.

An artisan's shop in Villa Giardino

San Marcos Sierras

April 10, 2011

I bought this leather bookmark during my vacations in Córdoba this summer:

San Marcos Sierras is a town located in the Cruz del Eje Department, in the province of Córdoba, Argentina. It is known for its tranquility and purity of the environment, making it an interesting destination for those who escape the noise and pollution of big cities. Beekeeping is the main activity in San Marcos Sierras, and the town is one of the leading honey producers in the province.

 

A stream in San Marcos Sierras

Falkland Islands

April 5, 2011

I received two bookmarks from the Falkland Islands.

The King Penguins:

The Pale Maiden (National flower of the Falkland Islands):

The Falkland Islands (Spanish: Islas Malvinas) are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean. It is a self-governing British Overseas Territory.

Ever since the re-establishment of British rule in 1833, Argentina has claimed sovereignty. In pursuit of this claim, Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands in 1982. This precipitated the two-month-long Falklands War between Argentina and the United Kingdom and resulted in the defeat and withdrawal of the Argentine forces.

 

Thanks to Leigh-Anne for these bookmarks!.

Puerto Madero

December 11, 2010

A paper bookmark with a painting by Argentinean artist Daniel Salaverria, showing Puerto Madero:

Puerto Madero is a district of the Argentine capital Buenos Aires, occupying a significant portion of the Río de la Plata riverbank and representing the latest architectural trends in the city of Buenos Aires.

The Puente de la Mujer (Spanish for “Woman’s Bridge“) is a footbridge in Puerto Madero. It has a single mast with cables suspending a portion of the bridge which rotates 90 degrees in order to allow water traffic to pass.

Woman's Bridge (Wikipedia.org)

Gaturro

June 26, 2010

Gaturro is the title of a famous Argentine comic strip created by cartoonist Cristian Dzwonik (also known as “Nik”)

Gaturro the cat is the protagonist. He lives with his owners who have raised him since he was young. While his house is a charming place, he also enjoys roaming the rooftops of his neighborhood. Among the rooftops, Gaturro can interact with other characters from neighboring houses.

His owners send him to school every now and then, not for the education, but to get him out of the house. In school, Gaturro is a bit of a troublemaker and makes life difficult for his teacher, Ms. Ruda Vinagretti.

Gaturro’s mood evolution in a week (Lunes = Monday):

Magnetic

May 23, 2010

Two magnetic bookmarks, from Argentina:

Thanks to my mother for these bookmarks.

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