Palacio de Aguas Corrientes was designed as a water pumping station by a Swedish-Argentine architect in 1877, and was completed in 1894. A French renaissance palace, it surprisingly still operates as a pumping station today. The impressive palace is covered with over 300,000 glazed, multi-colour terra-cotta tiles imported from Britain. The top of the building is emblazoned with the symbols representing, what was then, the 14 Argentine provinces. I was captivated by its regal beauty while walking through the streets of Buenos Aires this afternoon. In fact, many times I have leisurely passed it along the street and wished that I had my camera to capture its magnificence, and luckily today, I did.
Archive for June 3rd, 2012