OK, so I've posted two items on the brutalist architecture that's such a feature of this city. That's not the only architectural brutalism going on though. Buenos Aires is famous for its Art Deco, and it's been interesting to notice how brutal it is as well.
|Another of the Kavanaugh.|
|Another shot of the first building, I don't know what it is.|
|A church in the Boca neighborhood.|
|Not sure what this one is either|
(you know we run a casual operation here.)
|Indoor example of the phenomenon...|
|...the rather fabulous cocktail lounge at the Plaza Hotel.|
It's all very Deco but very unlike, say, the highly decorative Rockefeller Center. My theory is that NYC responded to Deco in a more exuberant way, BA in a more intellectual way. And I don't know what merit this theory may have, but I will tell you this: when I related it to my brother in a crowded bus here, a very intellectual-looking lady across the aisle looked at me approvingly.