Happiness as Anarchy #141: Glamorous Garages

Buenos Aires was in its heyday in the 1920s when the automobile had just become popular. With the advent of cars came the need for garages to service them (particularly since they were frightfully unreliable in the early days of motoring). As the city is still teeming with cars, it should come as no surprise that the mechanics here are housed in beautiful old buildings. The decorative work on the facades is varied and ornate, and more often than not complemented with rogue greenery.

By Amie Brûlée

Amie Brûlée is a musician, performer, teacher and researcher. She sings, plays piano, double bass and ukulele, unearths old songs and writes new ones. Amie also has a PhD in wine and anthropology and adores teaching wine tasting, gastronomy and song-writing. Amie lives in central Victoria with a house full of instruments, a head full of songs and a cellar full of wine.

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