An embassy group went to La Boca yesterday to tour the Fabrica Colon, where the sets for the plays and operas at the world famous Teatro Colon are built and stored. It was fun to see some of the sets and costumes used in different plays, like these giant figures used in “Turandot” — and guess what! They are made of styrofoam! Afterward we strolled a bit in La Boca although it was very crowded, so it was difficult to see the famous painted buildings.

Today we went with our Argentine friends Martin and Rosario to tour the Teatro Colon — the perfect thing to do after touring the workshop yesterday! It’s so beautiful, and we enjoyed seeing M & R and having lunch with them beforehand. Martin was a great tour guide and drove us around a bit downtown, as well.

Teatro Colon

The work week was hectic – we had a holiday last Monday, which was great, but then you have to pack five days of work into four! On the holiday, John went to a tailor while I walked over to Recoleta a bit. Later in the day we visited with Patrick and Jessica, and I got to rock baby Logan to sleep – what a cutie. Tuesday I got to see an old friend Brock, who was in town with DHS for meetings; we worked together in Pakistan. Wednesday there was an embassy happy hour after work at a local bar next to the racetrack and Thursday was yoga. Lea returned from her classes in DC this week, so we had a yummy brunch at Marti again; at the end of the day, I got a haircut and walked a bit of the way home. A busy week!

Sadly we watched the finales of “Succession” and “Ted Lasso” – we sure enjoyed the shows and hate to see them end. We’re continuing with the very charming Korean series “Crash Landing into You.” I read “When Breath becomes Air” and finished “Candide” – I’m starting “Spring Chicken” (about aging). Last night we watched the very silly and campy “Cocaine Bear” – not sure I would recommend it but we sure did laugh!

A few more photos from the Fabrica:

Really big set pieces made of styrofoam!
Queen for the day! They encouraged us to touch the sets!

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