Tonight we bring to you an incongruous mix of art and engineering from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
First the art: When in Argentina, do as the Argentines do. In this case, We Tango. That’s right, we took our very first tango lesson! Fun and the first 8-count pattern was surprisingly easy to learn. Our awesome Seattle dance teacher, Lynn will be just shocked that I was reprimanded for not following; shocked, I say. I did in fact “push, pull and put” my husband into place a time or two. And I know, I know…I cheated on my swivel step. BUT it was our first lesson and we had a blast! We might – big might – go again. If you ever have the chance, a tango lesson is a great way to spend a Buenos Aires afternoon.
Here is the video evidence.
Second the engineering: Puente de la Mujer (Anner’s translation: cool walking bridge; actual translation: Women’s Bridge) is a rotating footbridge with a “cantilever spar cable-stayed / swing bridge” (thank you wikipedia). Mostly it was just really cool looking. We checked it out from all angles and then took a little walk across. Unfortunately it’s hard to photograph – but take it from us, it was worth the visit. In front of the bridge, there’s a column in the middle of the water and I couldn’t figure out what it was, but now I know that the bridge can do a swivel step of it’s own and move – presumably to let boat traffic through. Ahhh those clever engineers!
Apparently the bridge also lights up gorgeously at night. Perhaps we’ll get to see that on another visit to BA!