Buenos Aires offers beautiful images of light and shadow in sepia color when the sun goes down. Enjoy colorful and dreamy landscapes without having to get up at dawn.
The white stone building is stained yellow. The image of the intersection of Corrientes and 9 de Julio seems crossed by the 1977 filters or Instagram Kelvin. As from the diagonals escorting the Obelisk you can see shadows shinning that create chiaroscuro worthy of Caravaggio. As the sun hides behind the cement, west of the city, the darkness spreads slowly over the buildings in the area. And amidst all that glow orange and violet the first stars coming from the river begin to shine.
It´s one of the few vantage points for viewing live sundown during the first seconds of the start. Back to Retiro area, you can see how the rows of tipas and jacarandas go from green to yellow as the sun goes behind the buildings of Figueroa Alcorta and Libertador. The last light also illuminates petals of the Generic Floralis and the whole landscape is enveloped in a dreamy atmosphere.
To enjoy the sunset in Buenos Aires you have to turn your back to the river. From the northern coastal or the airport terrace, the illuminated skyline points at the city with different overlapping planes: the landing field, the Lugones Avenue, the railroad, the Palermo Woods, the profile of the tallest buildings and the saturated sky with orange, pink and yellow. The colors extend its nuances to the surface of the river where a pilgrim shadow progresses until the moon ends up winning the sun.
Ferom the edge of the Ecological Reserve you can enjoy one of the most characteristic images of Buenos Aires, Puerto Madero and downtown, with its profile skyscrapers and the beauty of its lines. Sunset is framed with reeds and the green color growing over the last mainland town. When the sun shines from behind the buildings and its fragments are guessed behind the terraces, the landscape does leave you breathless even the most skeptical.
A few minutes from the Reserve, over Vuelta de Rocha neighborhood of La Boca, sunset is a spectacle of red and ocher that tint the water surface and reflect towards the landscape. It´s been already portrayed by the famous local artist Quinquela Martin in dozens of port images. The best place to enjoy the sunset is the terrace of the Proa Foundation (Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 1929) where the sky becomes a screen in HD and the old ferry bridge is illuminated by the golden bed of the stream.
When the sun goes down, the spacecraft disposed on one of the parks of Palermo Woods seems about to return home. As darkness progresses, dome lights begin to light up until completely illuminate the park. Here two live shows are combined: the last rays of sunlight that penetrate perpendicularly on the west side of the building and the blue lighting which is activated by the output of the first stars.
It´s said that those who become overwhelmed by their works recover the joy when the last rays of the day slip through the platforms of Mitre railroad terminal in Retiro. In the framework of the tunnel entrance to the station, sunset is perceived as a burst of light on the horizon that is clearing as the train starts and the expected return home begins.
BY CECILIA ACUÑA
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