Retiro is where the big train and bus stations are located , but it is also an area of beautiful architecture and really , really good shopping. I can just stand and gaze at windows full of antiques and art of all sorts for hours and this is the place to do it. The reason I say stand and gaze is because usually the dog is with us or it is Sunday and the shops are closed.
Today we walked across 9 de Julio and down through one of the more beautiful streets called Arroyo and window licked.
What ? you don't know about window licking ? but of course you do... you do it too !
In French, window shopping is called 'leche-vitrine' or window licking ...
It is really sad how much I want this to be my table in my home with all of those green things on it.
There was a card in this window, said something about Gulliver.. hmmm.
This was so wonderful, I really need to go back for it. I am sorry for the bad photo but look at it closely, you will see the little plump women in red bathing suits, diving into cakes.
And if I ever want to get all Classical and everything with my statues .. would this fit in my living room?
Then to the cafe where we listened to protesters chanting, setting off firecrackers and playing drums. Our protesters are quite noisy but sometimes also quite musical...