Feb 162011
 

Quite amazingly, Rosario has a wonderful beach called La Florida. By looking at the white (imported) sand, one would even expect to see blue waters and an infinite horizon line. No, to the opposite, the waters are brown from the sediments of the Parana River and huge cargos pass by in the distance fully loaded of precious soy and cereals. Finally, note that in Argentina, dogs also seem to know about “La dolce vitta”. (click on picture to enlarge)

Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F8.0, 1/1000, ISO200

Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F8.0, 1/750, ISO200

Feb 152011
 

So you had no date for today’s Valentine ? Don’t worry, I know of a great shop where you’ll find the perfect companion.  (click on picture to enlarge)

Leica M9 with 35mm Summicron IV at F2, 1/3000, ISO200

Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/180, ISO200, 0.6 ND filter.

Feb 142011
 

At every taxi stops of downtown Rosario, you’ll find the taxi doors openers. Be them adults or kids, they’ll help you to get in the cab in hope of a few coins in return. (click on picture to enlarge)

Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/4000, ISO200

Feb 132011
 

When I first caught size of this scene, I thought the store owner had put a Mc Donalds type of dummy at the entrance as decoration. After I took a second look, I realized he was moving … (click on picture to enlarge)

Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/750, ISO200, 0.6 ND filter

Feb 112011
 

I noticed many men wearing sunglasses in Rosario. Is it the bright summer sun, or a way to peek discreetly at the beautiful Rosarina’s ?  (click on pictures to enlarge)

Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F4.0, 1/250, ISO200

Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F1.4, 1/4000, ISO200, ND filter

Feb 092011
 

In front of Rosario’s old train station, everything still looks like 50 years ago. Only the news have changed …  and the amount of clothing the cover girls wear nowadays.  (click on picture to enlarge)

Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F2.8, 1/3000, ISO200

Feb 092011
 

One can tell a lot from a country’s citizens by looking at how they wait for the bus. I’ll let you draw your own conclusions on Argentina. (click on picture to enlarge)

Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F8.0, 1/350, ISO200