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SHARKHUNTERS International
2017 July "South American Expedition"

Day 1 - the 13th of July 2017


On the trail of the 3rd Reich in - Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay
     Mengele!     Müller!     Two women who "died" in a bunker in 1945

 
     

We begin, as we said, with general street scenes and overviews of this city.  The photo above is the famous obelisk which, we are told, marks the spot where the first explorer shoved a stick into the ground to claim this land.  The local Indians then promptly killed him - pretty high price for jabbing a stick into the ground.

Above right - crossing the street is a real adventure here.  As we have reported before speed limit signs, stop signs, traffic lights - these are merely suggestions in South America.  And that yellow line down the middle of the highway - that is modern art.  Crossing with the WALK sign is safe however.

Once one manages to cross the street, we walk down the beautiful Calle Florida.  This is a pedestrian only street, about 12 blocks long, where we find Dooney & Burke, Louis Vuitonn, Cartierre - this is the Rodeo Drive of Buenos Aires.  Well, more or less.....  The photo right is shot at the corner of Calle Florida and Aveneida Condoba which is more or less the State and Madison or Hollywood and Vine of Buenos Aires.

 
     
 
     
   

Both above - it would be nice to think I was recruiting new Members here but in reality, these are professional tango dangers who perform every night, weather permitting, on Calle Florida.  There are a multitude of performers along this street - portrait artists, dancers, mimes, musicians singing and playing various instruments.  There are always new acts, new musicians, new artists and of course street vendors selling everything from special T-shirts to multiple use electric sockets.

     
 
     

Both above - the elegant Plaza Hotel.  Prior to World War Two when the only way one could visit major South American cities was by the PanAm Clippers, this was one of the finest hotels in all South America.  It is still extremely elegant.  We reported some time ago that Martin Bormann, the Party Secretary of the NSDAP, lived here for two years after the war with two beautiful young women.

 

Both below - No spies yet.....nobody from the 3rd Reich popping up so I have my lunch at a place, the ABC Restaurant, heavily favored by some well-known names - Mengele, Müller, Eichmann, Bormann and others.  We will come across these names in the next days but now, let's just have a great lunch.  I had spaghetti this day with bread & butter - and of course, a Coke. 

     
 

We just said that there are no people from the 3rd Reich and no spies - YET, but this is only Day 1.  Tomorrow we "meet" our first spy.  He apparently was not a very good spy as we figured him out rather quickly.  Check back tomorrow when we update again.

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