“What strange phenomena we find in a great city, all we need do is stroll about with our eyes open. Life swarms with innocent monsters.”
― Charles Baudelaire
Buenos Aires. An ‘alpha city’ supporting 15.5 million ‘porteños’, is the third largest but most visited city in Latin America. I could feel its enormity as we walked around the centre, with buildings so high and roads so wide, people are ants scuttling around a huge metropolis jungle. Because of its European influence, I describe the city as a blown-up version of Madrid with a twist of latin american vibe.
The city became a rest hub for us, taking us over the christmas and new year period. A strange christmas it was, spent at 35 degrees celsius and with a bunch of backpackers in the snazzy Ritz Hotel. It was a time to eat and drink plenty, make some excellent friends and stroll lazily wherever the wind took us. That wind usually took us to an all night party somewhere in this city that never sleeps.
I produced a one-minute film which can give you a better feel for the city:
Having also met some skater-computer-geek-inspirational-dreamers out there, we took a trip to the skate park to record some film.