We’re going to live in the city of Buenos Aires for a month. I think “Buenos Aires” is Spanish for “Good Air.” I think they must have named this place before the invention of diesel trucks and busses. If they named it today, the city might be called “Diésel Aires”
Don’t get me wrong, though. I really like Buenos Aires. We can walk everywhere from our apartment on Avenida Guido.
We can walk to a big park, Costanera Sur. The park lies between the city and the wide river. It is a safe place for birds to live, so a lot of different birds come here to live.
Speaking of funerals, Buenos Aires must have a lot of funerals. I know because we sometimes go for walks in a city that is built just for dead people, the Recoleta Cemetery. Yeah, they make houses, even mansions, for people who died. Whole families of dead people occupy the houses. Instead of clothes, the dead people are either put into urns or into wooden boxes called coffins. That’s ok because they are not going anywhere, and they don’t breathe anymore.
We don’t just go to the cemetery. Buenos Aires also has a very nice art museum in our neighborhood. We like to walk over there to look at Argentinian art, as well as art from around the world .
Well, that’s not everything that I could tell you about our neighborhood in Buenos Aires, but I’ve covered the basics from good air to bad air to life in nature to death in a cemetery to art in a museum. So, you see, our neighborhood — it’s called Recoleta — has it all and more.
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