The Abandoned Harrods in Buenos Aires

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    There are parts of Buenos Aires that are not too safe to walk around by yourself. This part was not so bad, but there were several abandoned stores around, including this Harrods. I was surprised to see such a nice store in a state of disrepair, especially after visiting its Valhalla-like anchor in London.

    Out front, there was a man playing the violin alone. It echoed around in a strange way through the acoustics of the tile, the roof, and the lonely streets. There was a Argentine rhythm he mixed into his playing that really made me feel like I was in a different place.

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    1. Dave DiCello 68 months ago | reply

      What a fantastic shot!

    2. susan_r4 68 months ago | reply

      Love this one!

    3. ANOXLOU 68 months ago | reply

      my first fave of the day

    4. tara.m. 68 months ago | reply

      Wow! Fantastic Image.

    5. Edu Iglesia 68 months ago | reply

      Nostalgic image.My mother worked there in them 60's

    6. UNITgreg 68 months ago | reply

      amazing.... definatly a fave!

    7. Garrett Costanzo Photo 68 months ago | reply

      beautiful black and white. love the composition.

    8. FotoBloke [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

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    9. gmayster01 on & off ... 68 months ago | reply

      Thought provoking foreword
      Beautiful picture

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    11. murphygb 68 months ago | reply

      This is a fantastic shot - I didn't even realise there was a Harrods in Argentina. Especially not one that had been forced to close. You've caught the moment perfectly and the use here of black and white is spot on. Great work.

    12. drburtoni 68 months ago | reply

      Buenos Aires-Paris of the Western Hemisphere. has seen better days. but still one of my favorite cities.

    13. Keenan Adams 68 months ago | reply

      Can you please start tagging the lens you used :)

    14. AtalantaGurl [deleted] 67 months ago | reply

      such a beautiful pic.

    15. Apogee Photography 67 months ago | reply

      Really pretty black and white. The isolation of the subject is wonderful!

    16. ~midorichan 66 months ago | reply

      I often get to walk by this building and it's very sad to know that it's beautiful structure could be used and brought back to life as in the old times.
      Sometimes it's used for events (art galleries and tango tournaments) but to see it in the dark most of the time is such a waste.

      By the way, I really liked this picture. Wonderful work :)

    17. carpelibre 65 months ago | reply

      Looks like it had, indeed originated as a part of Harrods Limited. In the 1940's they split off but operated under the same name. In Argentina's economic crash Harrods Buenos Aires attempted to find a buyer, stating in circulars that an investor could 'take advantage of the Harrods name.' Harrods of UK filed an injunction, Harrods Buenos Aires never found a buyer and closed. There's a story that they were going to reopen in 2003, but that obviously never happened.

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