Monday, June 27, 2011

The Treasures of San Telmo - Buenos Aires

San Telmo is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires.

With cobblestone streets, graceful old houses with deep courtyards and arcades.

A famous antiques market every Sunday

on the Plaza Borrego.

Clustered around the Plaza are gorgeous atmospheric cafes and the kind of high end antiques stores

that you will find in most major cities.  But what I like poking around in

and which it still seems relatively easy to find in Buenos Aires, are the kinds of things that average people used to have

which were a part of ordinary 19th and early 20th century middle class lives, daily life, domestic life, childhood.

I'm pretty convinced I didn't live in a palace in a previous life.  That's o.k.  I like the regular old stuff.


  1. Oh MP...the hands, the knockers! You know I'm a collector of these? I am salivating, I want! Can I be born into royalty next time? :^)

  2. Awesome! Thanks for the tour! Happy summer!

  3. Buenos Aires is one city I would love to visit. Those shops looks incredible.

  4. Your 3rd image down made me want to be n a plane to there!
    Wonderful tour... thank you Mlle P!!!
    now to see what else has been happening... V busy at moment and nursing a heavy head cold! Have not been blog-touristing much!

  5. I want to go! I especially love la botica de Vicky. Such atmosphere!

  6. I love that checkered courtyard. What a cheery thing to look out on! :-)

  7. oh, my goodness, how beautiful! I really need to go back!

  8. Tu as bien choisi ton titre : il y a de véritables trésors là-bas ! J'aime tout particulièrement les 3 premières photos.