Buenos Aires viewed from the Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur.
If I were a writer, I’d write a steampunk story about early adventurers hacking their way through the jungle and, brushing away the very last big branches with their machetes, they’d come upon this view. Surprise would spread on their faces, as they observed this futuristic city from afar, before daring to approach…
In reality, this photo was taken from a nature reserve by the shore of the Río de la Plata, close to the upscale Puerto Madero area of Buenos Aires. The reserve resembles a large park, except that it has some jungle and swamp. Our guidebook told us that it’s a popular place for picnics – while we didn’t see any good spots for a picnic, we did see plenty of joggers, bicycle riders, and sunbathers.
We could hear a plethora of birds and insects but didn’t see any animals, except a large lizard crossing the sandy path in front of us. I think it was a tegu. And I saw a beautiful turquoise-black colibri, for the briefest split-second, then it was gone.
I thought it was pretty amazing that the city had kept this part of it so wild and natural. You really could imagine what this area would have been like before it became urbanized. I obviously like to get lost in daydreams, so this place was inspiring, to say the least!
Participating in the Half and Half challenge