21 February 2006

Riachuelo

This is a view of the Riachuelo that divides the city of Buenos Aires and the Buenos Aires province. The Riachuelo is the icon for public mistrust in politicians: 9 years ago the government promised to clean it up: it´s the most polluted river in the city due to the factories that were build next to it, but nothing happened.

The first europeans that settled next to the Riachuelo came from Spain in an expedition in charge of Pedro de Mendoza in 1536. The seaport was located on it´s north side and the south side was later on carefully explored due to the settlements of "threatening" indigenous people. The Riachuelo looked a lot differnt back then, with local fauna and water plants. I hope that one day these damages on the environment can be repaired and that "life" returns to this river.
On the back of the picture you can see the south coast of Buenos Aires.

4 Comments:

Blogger Karine said...

I heard about that polluted river, what a shame :( Nonetheless, you did a really nice shot there. Makes me want to go there myself to check out the view :)

8:41 PM  
Blogger Wolf said...

That's a nice picture, to bad about the river.

10:39 PM  
Blogger Cynthia! said...

Thanx u guys!! Karine: you get this view if you cross the riachuelo to go to avellaneda. i recommend you do it by car and don´t stop anywhere (its a kind of dangerous neighbourhood)

12:29 AM  
Anonymous pepemar1 said...

que bueos recuerdos me trae esta foto

7:41 PM  

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