Ricardo Watson - Buenos Aires Architecture, Heritage & Photography

  • Key specialities: Architecture, Photography, History, City Tours, Cultural
  • Languages: Spanish, English
  • Geographic area of expertise: Argentina


I'm a historian, a reader, a travel writer, an enthusiast of photography and a passionate admirer of urban life. In the 80s rock music started to broaden my mind. In the 1990s it was University that did so (History). Cinema and the Internet did the rest.

I'm also the founder and one of the Directors of Eternautas, a company run by historians who, since 1989, have been focusing on tailor-made cultural circuits which intend to convey the history, the architectural features, the cultural codes, the political and economic nuclei, and the social and demographic data of Buenos Aires and some european destinations. Our goal is to provide travelers the opportunity not only to enjoy their visit, but also to have an understanding of the characteristics of this city. I'd also reviewed books for Pagina 12’s Radar supplement, and some of my snapshots illustrate the editions of both the guide and some magazines of Time Out Buenos Aires. I co-authored Buenos Aires has History (2008), Marriott Plaza Hotel: the first 100 years (2009), Buenos Aires de Fiesta (2010) and Viejo Hotel Ostende: Guest Book. Occasionally I mounts heritage crusades, such as the one which restored the original name to the Teatro Ópera of Buenos Aires. I have a weakness for vocal jazz, art and architecture from the 20th century, vinyls, film posters and TV show Mad Men.

“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

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