General view of Buenos Aires, Argentina about 1917

General view of Buenos Aires about 1917

General view of Buenos Aires about 1917

THIS photograph was taken from the roof of the Plaza Hotel, and gives an idea of the roof line of the city looking in a southwesterly direction. In the far right background appears the attenuated dome of the Congressional Building, which dominates by its height all the other buildings of the city. The large pile at the extreme right background is the Colon Theatre which is said to be the largest structure of its kind in the world. Directly behind it, and also seen in this photograph, are the Law Courts. The high tower in the far left background is that of the Majestic Hotel. (from Henry Stephens, Illustrated descriptive Argentina, 1917)

 

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