Notes on the Geography of Argentina: Avenida de Mayo: Photo 4
We've jumped up and caught a view over the barrier. You're going to ask about the statue: it's General Belgrano, one of the many heroes from the war for independence. The Casa Rosada behind him sits on the site of a Spanish fort demolished in 1873 to make way for a post office. The post office is still there: it's the left half of the building, converted in 1898 to a government house with the addition of the right half and the triumphal connecting arch. For patchwork, it's pretty good.
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