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Buenos Aires

Leaving behind the vast treasury of 'hidden' dynosaurs and the legacy of Welsh settlers in the "Wladfa", I headed to Argentina's capital city for a last dose of the country's "culture"....

Staying in what seemed to be Buenos Aires' equivalent of the West End (complete with flashing neon lights and star studded pavement) I certainly had my fill enjoying:
● a free concert of Austrian and Argentinian classical music - complete with "surround sound" pan pipes and drumming...
● a contemporary dance ensemble doing some amazing moves to the music of 'Queen'
● another free jazz / brass concert by the Argentinian Federal Police band (I can still picture one 5 year old girl decked like a monster - it was Halloween- "conducting" all these adults with great aplomb!)
● and to round off my Argentinian cultural forray? Why tango, of course! ( How do these Latin Americans move so lithely; making every glide, every kick of the feet and every turn of the head appear so sexy!!?)

Such great diversity of creativity, reminding me of the richness of the gifts God gives each and everone of us; all able to reflect something of our Creator in whose image we have been made...

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