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Colombian Pride

Friday, May 8th, 2015

When we travel or migrated from Colombia, we become of one form or another ambassadors of our country, infecting more and more people outside our culture, that Colombian essence that makes us unique. Born and raised in a privileged country, which makes us fill with pride, valuing the wonders and advantages that we Colombians have born and grown up in this country. When I refer to a privileged country, I speak of a place that surprised us with its diversity of climates and landscapes, their dialects and customs which generation after generation have marked us as we are going to grow, making us unique, special, more human and sensitive to what happens around. We stand out by being very United and have that need to be surrounded by those who really love us and they have been with us at all stages of life. For this reason, the family circle for us plays a very important role in our lives.

Nothing richer than a family reunion or a walk with our loved ones and between larger that circle, better. Perhaps for this reason always seek celebrate each success of each Member to organize those warm and pleasant evenings with Grandma, uncle, cousin and up to the dog. While far away, we are looking for a family, and try to relate with other Colombians. Therefore, we are glad whenever we hear a paisa, costeno, caleno or rolo, and try to engage in a conversation. We have a need to search for people and help the Colombian that needs it. We are not so alien to what might happen to another countryman, thus only talk for awhile or we are with that person in a short time. It becomes a temporary company which pleases, valued and appreciated in some way. In my personal experience, I have lived these changes and I need to be in contact with people who accompanied me during my life and the last few years. That’s why despite having all applications that thanks to the Internet facilitates such communication, since a few months ago tale with a service that helps me not only to talk with my family and closest friends, but also with those who do not handle a computer or do not have Internet such as my grandma and some guys who just by dialing a fixed number from any phone, communicate with me. The red phone has been a great help to not lose that close contact with my roots and that identity that I take so much pride. Original author and source of the article

Passage De La Piedad

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

The passage De La Piedad, former name of the street that was renamed in 1901 as Bartolome Mitre, is located opposite the Church of La Piedad and is perhaps the best known and Moreover the most atypical by its plant in U. This plant allows to leverage the deep lots of 50 meters of Apple, through the generation of a parallel to Bartolome Mitre Street and that is attached to it by two perpendicular access. It is formed by two families of prototypes: those who are aligned to the facade with commercial premises on the ground floor, on the calle Bartolome Mitre and at both entrances, and those who have retirement of facade with porches that are located in the heart of the Apple. It was built by Arturo Gramajo, and desire for his wife Maria Adela Saraza of Atucha, between the years 1888-1900, on land inherited by her and which had been bought by his father, Jorge Atucha, fractions during the years 1853, 1854 and 1857. There was a long process of building, starting back – background – forward – front-; so far not be It has solved the problem of authorship of this project because of the location of the original plans.

Gramajo had acted in diplomacy, and during the Government of Victorino de la Plaza, took charge of the intendancy of Buenos Aires, from 1914 to 1916. In addition, he was President of the Commission administering funds, constituted in 1893, for the completion of the Temple of piety. The passage has several architectural styles of the era of late 19th century collecting Italian and French influence from the year 1880. Does this diversity not only responds to different moments of its construction but also to the own of the epoch and their inspirational eclecticism: La generacion del 80?, characterized especially inside the passage by the construction of typical gardens in front of building, its balconies and its bars. Access is vehicular, restricted by its small size. It works as interior Street. The constructed part is organized according to four apartment blocks, containing a total of 114 homes, of which 49 have access for the passage and the remaining on Bartolome Mitre, Montevideo and Parana streets.

Low plants, which give on these three latest, open to them in the form of premises. The units respond to a scheme practically similar, differing only those located in the corners of the blocks. Overlap grouped in pairs with a common vertical circulation and are turning towards the streets and a playground also common to light and air. At the end of last century Buenos Aires undergoes major transformations of its Hispanic layout, to acquire a distinctly cosmopolitan landscape. Incorporate large investments in buildings for rent and housing sets constructed for the same purpose, with internal streets which give you access. The phenomenon of the subdivision of land and its maximum utilization in urban areas makes up a reality to which architecture can not evade. The passage de la Piedad was enabled a party in 1888 and the rest of the construction around 1900, circumstance that he is noticeable in the styles of its architecture. In 1997 it was included within the Areas of historic protection of the city of Buenos Aires, rules created in 1989, which protects areas of equity such as San Telmo and Avenida de Mayo, for example, and that it will gradually incorporating new areas. Through a process of cataloguing the buildings are defined by their values equity, subject to protection levels and possibilities of intervention.