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.
The row of chandeliers in the waiting room are stunning.
Each of these chandeliers weighs about 1/2 ton.