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    Candied Treats, fresh fruits and popcorn lightly coated in a suger coating, incredibly good.

    Singer, one of many, three separate stages

    Horsemanship Competition
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    Thos figs look good!

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    Here is a close up of the boy with the ring. The horse and rider are going full speed and the rider uses this small instrument about the size of a large pen and sticks it through the ring as he passes by.

    and one of many grills, the Fair was about eight square blocks.
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    Nice shots Dan, I swear there are many people on here that take me places in your given talents and post on here Thank You all so much.

    Now 3F, you have started this, Sooo, I want everyone to repeat this four times.

    Nothing will happen to you, you will not be called on to pass this to 27 people on your list or something bad will happen to you or any other of that crap I don't like, so here goes......

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    I didn't realize that they had communist Young Pioneers in Argentina!
    (Picture below from Soviet Union)



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_P...e_Soviet_Union
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    WOW! You caught the actual moment the boy (with eyes closed?) was penning the ring and his horse has only one hoof on the ground.

    On a sadder note, your photos are so rich in detail, I find myself searching for the fly on the candied fruit. And a booger in either of the singer's nostrils._
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    On a sadder note, your photos are so rich in detail, I find myself searching for the fly on the candied fruit. And a booger in either of the singer's nostrils._[/QUOTE]

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they make a pill for that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddy-YO View Post
    WOW! You caught the actual moment the boy (with eyes closed?) was penning the ring and his horse has only one hoof on the ground.

    On a sadder note, your photos are so rich in detail, I find myself searching for the fly on the candied fruit. And a booger in either of the singer's nostrils._
    Daddy Yo, you're sick, the hell with the buggers in the nose, it almost, I say ALMOST makes me want to get married again.

    And I had to go back and look about the eyes closed and one hoof on the ground at the moment, you do pay attention to detail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danpolley View Post
    On a sadder note, your photos are so rich in detail, I find myself searching for the fly on the candied fruit. And a booger in either of the singer's nostrils._
    I wouldn’t be surprised if they make a pill for that[/QUOTE]

    They are definitely incredibly "rich in detail," so much so that they have an unbelievable 3-D quality on my screen!

    But now in looking back over the pictures, my curiosity is aroused over the red scarves. What is their significance for the event? Is the event sponsored by the Argentine socialist party? http://socialistinternational.org/
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    Quote Originally Posted by dixietraveller View Post
    I wouldn’t be surprised if they make a pill for that
    They are definitely incredibly "rich in detail," so much so that they have an unbelievable 3-D quality on my screen!

    But now in looking back over the pictures, my curiosity is aroused over the red scarves. What is their significance for the event? Is the event sponsored by the Argentine socialist party? http://socialistinternational.org/
    [/QUOTE]

    DT perhaps it is like that crowd in our Wild West that rode with red scarves as a trade mark, I can't remember the name of the group but they at the time were not particularly good guys.

    These look Cool....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dixietraveller View Post
    I wouldn’t be surprised if they make a pill for that
    They are definitely incredibly "rich in detail," so much so that they have an unbelievable 3-D quality on my screen!

    But now in looking back over the pictures, my curiosity is aroused over the red scarves. What is their significance for the event? Is the event sponsored by the Argentine socialist party? http://socialistinternational.org/
    [/QUOTE]

    The event was a city sponsored. There were also dancers, performers with white and blue scarves, seemed to be more of a fashion statement than a political statement. It is election season here and there was a political appearance by one of the candidates outside of the fair. I did not take any photos of the group as I just considered them someone to get by on my way to the fair. In the US each politician would have had an exhibit handing out some kind of trinket or sticker but I did not see any of that with the exception of the one group that I mentioned.
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    Here is a description of the fair... Feria de Mataderos is a weekly event that takes place on Sundays during the fall, winter and spring months, from April to December. Gauchos "Argentine cowboys" and friends, come from the countryside with their displays of horsemanship, handicrafts, live music, folk dancing, and delicious foods. The fair has a truly jovial atmosphere, although it takes place in one of the poorest sectors of the capital. Mataderos, and its neighboring barrio of Liniers, were where cattle were traditionally brought in from around the country, slaughtered, and then shipped out as meat to other parts of the capital. The name Mataderos literally means slaughterhouses – and the area is also often called Nueva Chicago, because of the cattle-killing heritage it shares with the ‘Windy City’. For this reason there is an interesting mix of cultures: gauchos, porteños, and migrant workers from Bolivia and Paraguay. The fair represents this colorful combination of traditions, dancing and artwork. The fair celebrated its 25th anniversary on Sunday 12 June 2010. ~BuenosTours.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddy-YO View Post
    WOW! You caught the actual moment the boy (with eyes closed?) was penning the ring and his horse has only one hoof on the ground.

    On a sadder note, your photos are so rich in detail, I find myself searching for the fly on the candied fruit. And a booger in either of the singer's nostrils._
    That's not what I was looking at in the singer's face.

    The grill picture made me hear the sizzle and smell the aroma!

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    That's not what I was looking at in the singer's face.

    The grill picture made me hear the sizzle and smell the aroma!

    Uuuu yes Jonh, the grill picture, I went out and splurged yesterday on carbon and carne molida and me and the younguns made cheese burgers in Paradise...

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    Just an update on the red scarfs. I had a few beers last night with a Rancher from that area. He says the red scarfs are a throw back to the days of the right wing dictators when everyone was required to wear red to show their allegiance. He says while the area is still very conservative, the red scarfs are mainly folkloric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danpolley View Post
    Just an update on the red scarfs. I had a few beers last night with a Rancher from that area. He says the red scarfs are a throw back to the days of the right wing dictators when everyone was required to wear red to show their allegiance. He says while the area is still very conservative, the red scarfs are mainly folkloric.
    Now that piques my curiosity even more! Could they be referring specifically to Juan and Evita (Don't Cry for Me Argentina of Madonna fame) Peron?? To what extent are there still peronistas?

    http://www.peronistas.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by dixietraveller View Post
    Now that piques my curiosity even more! Could they be referring specifically to Juan and Evita (Don't Cry for Me Argentina of Madonna fame) Peron?? To what extent are there still peronistas?

    http://www.peronistas.com/
    I don’t think so, why would you think so? Here is a little of Argentina’s history before the Perons ...

    Argentina's Dictators and their history

    In 1829, the central government was overthrown, and Rosas, the first of a long series of dictators, took hold.

    Rosas based his iron rule on provincial dictators called caudillos, and small armies of gauchos (cowboys).

    In 1852, Rosas was overthrown, and the new ruler, Urquiza, tried to establish himself as President. But Buenos Aires refused to recognize him.

    The country was plunged into civil war and another bloody period of the history of Argentina ensued.

    The civil war ended in 1862 with the creation of the Republic of Argentina, but it wasn't long before Argentina was fighting again.

    The War of the Triple Alliance
    In the 1865 War of the Triple Alliance, Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil ganged up on Paraguay, mostly destroying it.

    In 1879, General Julio Roca, under orders from the central government, invaded the southern Pampas, the vast fields in the south of the country.

    They systematically massacred the indigenous people who had lived there and fended off the Spaniards and Argentines for centuries.

    The Pampas turned Argentina in to a granary
    The Pampas were turned into farm and grazing land, solidifying Argentina's position as one of the world's leading beef and grain producing countries.

    The economy kept growing, and the country mostly stopped fighting. A national train network was built.

    At the turn of the century, one of the world's first underground train systems was built in Buenos Aires.

    "Universal male suffrage," the right for every adult male citizen to vote, went into effect in 1912.

    Argentina was enjoying one of the world's highest standards of living. It was a period of prosperity and growth. Many of the farmers were so wealthy, the phrase was coined,"....as rich as an Argentine."

    During this time there was an enormous influx of millions of Europeans, particularly from Germany and Italy attacted by the prospect of work, hope, prosperity.

    Italians were so numerous that it is widely believed that they are the ones that gave Argentines their melodic, sometimes almost songful, accent of Spanish speech.

    Culture & the TangoThe culture of the Italians and Germans were fused with older Argentine traditions to create the tango. The slow, sad dance and the music that accompany it each borrow a little from each culture, creating one of the most unique forms of music in the West.
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    Frog Damn Dan, looks like you are doing your homework, interesting is this thread to me in all the comments.
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    Seems like the same costumes are worn by the Mexican folklore dancers, it's pretty common.

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    As always, Dan is resourceful with needed information from reliable sources. I had read of the history, but too much time has passed and this report only allowed the somewhat refreshment of a fading memory. Thanks Dan.

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    @Dan - Thanks for the brief refresher course on Argentine history, but it's really the last fifty years for which I really need a thumbnail sketch update! I know my Chilean history well for the past six decades, but not unfortunately for Argentina (and I'm really embarassed about how little I know about 20th century Brazilian history considering Brazil's rising economic power!). I'm old enough that I remember the Perons; I really need to find a good history of the Peron era and read it.

    [All following quotations are from Wikipedia.]

    I didn't even realize that a peronista movement (with two competing components) was still a major factor in Argintine politics!

    The Justicialist Party (Spanish: Partido Justicialista, IPA: [parˈtiðo xustisjaˈlista]), or PJ, is a Peronist political party in Argentina, and the largest component of the Peronist movement.

    Peron borrowed the trappings from both the fascists and communists in Europe, so I would not have been surprised if under Peron there had been a peronista youth movement modeled after both the communist Young Pioneers and the Hitler Youth. The Partido Justicialista party colors are blue and white, but if one looks back (on the Internet) at party posters of the early Peron era, one finds that red was frequently used (perhaps to appeal to the working class). Not surprisingly, red today is the party color of the Socialist Party of Argentina. For a summary of what peronism was, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peronist

    You mentioned the influence of Italian immigrants. Perhaps an additional influence was on political parties [Get 100 Italians together for an an hour and you'll have 100 political parties! ] Here's a list of political parties in Argentina as of 20011:

    Major Parties (as of 2011)









    [edit] Other Parties

    Other parties and alliances enjoying national legislative representation or Provincial Governorships

    Other national parties Note: Most of them are mostly subsumed in larger coalitions


    Other provincial parties and alliances

    Minor parties (not going to elections or less than 2% in a district as of 2009)[1]
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    Thanks for your comment. My original post was to share some of what I am experiencing during my travels. I don’t claim to be an expert in any way of the culture or history of any country that I am visiting. I hope to spend some time in Chile, could you please calm down the volcanoes and earthquakes
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    Argentina is the country that produced Jorge Luis Borges. I am content knowing only that. Here's something he wrote that relates to 'art':

    "For me, beauty is a physical sensation, something we feel with our whole body. It is not the result of judgement. We do not arrive at it by way of rules. We either feel beauty or we don't."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddy-YO View Post
    Argentina is the country that produced Jorge Luis Borges. . . .
    For other famous people from Argentina (including Borges), see
    http://daytranslations.com/famous_argentine_people.aspx
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