Bosques de Palermo
As an avid runner what better place is there to hit the pavement than Parque Tres de Febrero — also known as Bosques de Palermo (Palermo Woods) — in the Buenos Aires barrio of Palermo? Okay the answer to this question is obviously rhetorical, because there is no better place.
Summer in Argentina is humid, unlike anything this Canadian has ever experienced, and I have to be more cautious running outside in the scorching temperatures. I rose early this morning before it got too hot and made my way over to the park for a run.
Known for its groves, lakes and famous Rose Garden, Parque Tres de Febrero is insanely busy on the weekends, and virtually dead during the weekdays. However, it was more bearable this morning than usual as Porteños escape the city during the summer weekends for greener pastures.
You can spend hours just sitting and people watching, and for a gay man, there’s plenty of eye candy.
Bosques de Palermo is a city park of 62 acres with boat rides available on three artificial lakes. For now though, I’ve only explored the park on foot.
Well, here are some of the photos I took.
Runners (more like walkers) in Bosques de Palermo
The Greek Bridge
The Greek Bridge is one of the many entrances to The Rose Garden
A lovely couple walking through The Rose Garden
Just smell the flowers
Crushed red brick is everywhere in BA
After a 10km run I love to drench my head into the fountain water
The Rose Garden
I couldn't find the name of these roses
I want to start singing The Rose by Bette Midler
The Rose Garden Lake, not the cleanest I've ever seen, but neither is Lake Ontario!
The apartment buildings in Palermo are seen from a distance