January 6, 2014: Ushuaia Government House
Facing the Ushuaia Port is this iconic building—the Government House (Casa de Gobierno) for Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and Islands of the South Atlantic Province, Argentina. Located next to the Government House is a little garden with a sculpture of Eva Peron. The bust of Eva Perón was inaugurated on October 30, 2006 with an inscription “Evita”.
María Eva Duarte de Perón was the second wife of Argentine President Juan Perón (1895–1974) and served as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death from cancer at the age of 33 in 1952. She is usually referred to as Eva Perón, or by the affectionate Spanish language “Evita”. In her era, Evita represents “the Champion of the Humble and the Poor”, and receives great support from the Peronist political base and from millions of low-income and working class Argentines who are referred to as descamisados (shirtless ones).
January 6, 2014: The bust of Evita (Eva Peron)
January 6, 2014: Artisan's Promenade is next to the Ushuaia Tourist Information Centre and across from the Government House. This little plaza completes the picture perfect moment with abundance of native flowers and the Argentina flag.
January 6, 2014: Civic Plaza by the Government House.
January 6, 2014: Government House with snow-capped Martial Mountains in Ushuaia summer.
January 6, 2014: Ushuaia Obelisk in Plaza Cívica (Civic Square) byt the Government House.
January 6, 2014: Government House, viewed from Beagle Channel coast.
January 6, 2014: Ushuaia city skyline with snow-capped Martial Mountains. The Government House faces the city port directly.
January 6, 2014: Skyline of Ushuaia Harbour, viewed from Beagle Channel.
January 20, 2014: Civic Plaza by Ushuaia Government House. I wonder if this building is open to the public for touring. I didn't have enough time when I was in Ushuaia, and I totally forgot the possibility to have a visit inside the building. It was such a rush tour.
January 20, 2014: Civic Plaza by Ushuaia Government House.
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