After the rain…

Bookshop on Calle Thames, Palermo Viejo, Buenos Aires

I’m in love with Buenos Aires.  Tramping through the steamy streets of Palermo Viejo after a thunder-cracking downpour is my idea of paradise. Home of J. L. Borges, the city has more than a thousand bookshops, the most notable being Ateneo Grand Splendid on Avenida Santa Fe, a magnificent renovated theatre which contains the largest bookstore in South America.  ‘The Guardian’ voted it the second most beautiful bookshop in the world.

The ghost of an ancient libreria - but there are plenty more to take its place

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