Buenos Aires – what are souvenirs to buy

Souvenirs from Buenos Aires

In this article I would like to share with you my impressions of the outing on one of the tourist streets of Buenos Aires-Defensa street. I accidently got on this street in Sunday and walked through it no less than three hours. This happened not because she is so long, and because the selection of souvenirs, the number of counters, and most importantly, creative approach and handmade souvenirs, make this place a very colorful and appealing, so I want to look at much of what there selling and taking pictures. But we need to be careful, because you can still reacting and spend a bunch of money, but buy a lot of things that are just collecting dust on the shelves. Here it is better to arrive at the weekend. The easiest way to reach the street, you can catch both metro lines Defensa reaching the station Plaza de Mayo.

Defensa street in Buenos Aires
Defensa street in Buenos Aires
tourists on the street Defensa
tourists on the street Defensa

I found myself on the street after 2 weeks of my stay in Argentina, that is not quite right. During this time I had a little bit to get used to the local colour, but somehow finding myself here, I made everything seem particularly picturesque. It all started with this dog))

One of the Argentine dog
One of the Argentine dog

Then, a little after going forward, there are various nooks and crannies. Some of them look very fotogenično.

one of the streets in Buenos Aires
one of the streets in Buenos Aires

And then the endless stalls with various souvenirs for every taste. I’ll start with the most common. The most popular and possibly useful souvenir is calabash (Special mug for drinking mate tea made from a gourd, wood or metal). Here can be found in virtually every counter and each mantanasa (Esp. mantanas-so the Argentines called the people that sell various goods on blankets or Plaid, as a blanket in Spanish is a manta). Passing on the street and not buy yourself a calabash and bombil′û (Special tube with strainer for easy drinking mate), if you do not already have it, it is virtually impossible. They are presented here for all tastes.

Of the many proposals kalabasov, most profitable and interesting to me seemed sets that include the calabash, trimmed with decorated skin, bombil′û (tube) and a small package with a mate. It’s all beautifully packaged in a box.

complete set for drinking mate
complete set for drinking mate

The second most common souvenirs here, I’d call photos and various paintings. Some of them are very bright and beautiful. Especially here, it all looks very colorful. I want to pick up with you!

Among all these bright paintings, my attention for some reason most drew this stand.

one of the photographers
one of the photographers

This guy’s name is Diego. He is a photographer and most of his black and white photos made in the abstract style. As he told me, he hails from Colombia-a very bright country, located on the Caribbean Peninsula. But went thence four years ago and travels through Latin America, photographing and selling your photos. On their pictures it shows details that, in his opinion, the atmosphere of life in South America. Black and white color he chose as though because colors contain a lot of information and divert attention. Photographers were not allowed to photograph their work, so I made only a single shot, but his work can be found on the page diegomoreno-fotografiaytextos.blogspot.com. I particularly liked the picture of the boy, looking at the sea, in which he combined both color and black and white tones. Yet in order to print, or to shoot in black and white, we need some kind of will that would abandon the beauty of all the colors in the photo. Personally me after talking with him, just wanted to set the camera in monochrome, but I only have enough for a couple of shots. This is not my first try, but I was always haunted by the feeling that I have a lot to lose, photographing in black and white.

my trial black-and-white snapshot
my trial black-and-white snapshot

In addition to photographs, paintings, drawings, and mugs for mate here still selling lots of different things and souvenirs. Many of them are handmade and look really unique.

You can also meet belts, coals for blagovon′â, an old circular cell phones bright colors, Palm wine, various charms, bracelets and jewelry, drums and, of course, magnets.

blagovon′â
blagovon′â
coals for incense
coals for incense
charms and posters
charms and posters
disk phones bright colors
disk phones bright colors
belts made of leather
belts made of leather
Palm wine
Palm wine
magnets in the style of tango
magnets in the style of tango
Djembe drums
Djembe drums

From eating here basically sell pies, hot dogs and fried nuts (they can often be found in Argentina).

Roasted peanuts
Roasted peanuts

In addition to the goods themselves unique handmade, and there are also many artistic people. Some of them play the guitar with a special charm, others show the puppet theater, which also makes sense and its charisma. Along the street there are scenes featuring local soloists and groups.

one of the street guitarists in Buenos Aires
one of the street guitarists in Buenos Aires
An Argentine guitarist and singer
An Argentine guitarist and singer
Street puppet theatre
Street puppet theatre
one of the local rock groups
one of the local rock groups

Perhaps, then, one of the most unique characters seemed to me this man. Nothing special, just something raised tie, and images look very funny))

Street comedian in Buenos Aires
Street comedian in Buenos Aires
one of street comedians
one of street comedians

Well, in conclusion I would like to add that the appearance and the people themselves are sometimes very harmonizes with a local touch.

Police in Buenos Aires
Police in Buenos Aires
Argentina. Buenos Aires
Argentina. Buenos Aires
one of the street vendors in Buenos Aires
one of the street vendors in Buenos Aires
a resident of Buenos Aires
a resident of Buenos Aires

In addition to all photos, suggest also watch our video about this place in Buenos Aires. Also read our other articles about Argentina at this link.

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