Our first challenge today, after getting to our hotel, was to try to find an ATM to get pesos using the debit card. Ann and I were finally successful after going to three different banks and getting help from people who spoke both Spanish and English.
Then we went to the wonderful opera house here in Buenos Aires, Teatro Colòn, and took a tour. The tour guide said it is the 1st in the world for Opera acoustics and the 3rd in the world for symphony acoustics. We were able to sit in the box for the most expensive seats and also in the box that is reserved for only the president of Argentina.
The materials used on the lower floors were soft to absorb the sounds and harder materials were used on the upper floors to bounce sound. It sure would be wonderful to actually experience hearing a performance done here.
This chandelier in the center of the opera house weighs 1.5 tons.
We were told that this circular ring around chandelier can be brought down and will hold up to 60 musicians.
Dome in Teatro del Colón
The row of chandeliers in the waiting room are stunning.
Chandeliers at Teatro del Colón
Each of these chandeliers weighs about 1/2 ton.
Traveling has been a passion of Nancy Panitch's life and she loves seeing how people in other cultures live. Her travels have taken her to many places within the United States, Asia, Europe, South America, and Africa. Being around people inspires her and she has much gratitude for the kindred Souls that are joining together with her in body, mind, and heart.
She moved from Chicago to Portland, Oregon in 1982. It was one of the best decisions of her life. While in Portland she stays very, VERY busy. She volunteers (Inter-Religious Action Network, Human Rights Council, & ushering for various theaters); attends a Unitarian Universalist church; goes hiking with groups (Cascade Prime Timers & Trails Club of Oregon) and also with individual friends. Book groups, movie group, and bridge groups occupy her time as well. Her quiet activities include yoga, knitting, Sudoku, and reading. She enjoys all of these activities, but making time to see her wonderful 4 grandchildren takes priority over it all.
She is happy to share this blog and hopes to encourage others to travel.
January 13, 2016 at 5:51 pm
Have fun, Nancy and Ann!
January 13, 2016 at 5:52 pm
January 13, 2016 at 6:12 pm
Nice to see the OPera house. It was being renovated when we were there.
January 14, 2016 at 11:09 am
Wow! Beautiful, thank you for sharing such beauty,-)……Donna
January 14, 2016 at 11:38 am
Gorgeous venue. I’ll bet the music is equally gorgeous. Thanks for the beauty!