Buenos Aires is one of the most beautiful and vibrant city in Latin America with a long and interesting history. First settled by the conquistadors in the 16th century, the capital of Argentina lived in the shadow of the richer imperial cities like Cuzco and Mexico. In the late 19th century, the industrialization and technological progress allowed to export meat and agricultural products overseas. A massive wave of European immigrants arrived in Argentina to fuel this economic boom. In 1914, half of Buenos Aires’s population was foreign-born. In the 43 years leading up to 1914, GDP had grown at an annual rate of 6%, the fastest recorded in the world. Argentina ranked among the ten richest countries in the world ahead of France, Germany and Italy. This period was known as the "Belle Époque" and considerable fortunes were made in Buenos Aires. The new European settlers re-shaped the city based on the architectural standards of their homeland countries (mainly Italy, Spain and France). The curious visitor wandering around Buenos Aires may feel lost in Paris, Madrid or Rome because of the city's stunning architecture and cosmopolitan atmosphere. In fact, Buenos Aires is often called the "Paris of Latin America."
Unfortunately, the first World War dramatically reduced the flow of exports and foreign investments. The country got caught in troubled times marked by a succession of military coups. The first came in 1930; others followed in 1943, 1955, 1962, 1966 and 1976. The election of 1989 marked the first time in more than 60 years that a civilian president had handed power to an elected successor.
But Buenos Aires is more than a city, it's the reflection of a beautiful nation full of warm and sophisticated people. One of the most influential and populous cities in South America, a thriving cultural hub rich of traditions. The food, the art, the Tango dance, the opera, the great universities, Buenos Aires has it all.
► Production & Editing: Olivier KMIA
♫ Music: ODESZA - Everything At Your Feet (feat. The Chamanas)
► Hardware & Software
- 800 GB of photo and video
- DJI Mavic Air
- Canon 6D, Canon 16-35mm f/4, Canon 24-105mm f/4, Irix 11mm f/4, Sigma Art 24mm & 35mm f/1.4
- Dynamic Perception Sapphire Pro & NMX controller
- Polar Pro ND & PL filters
- Adobe Premiere Pro & After Effects, Lightroom & LRTimelapse
► Locations in this video
- Neighborhoods: Belgrano, Recoleta, Montserrat, La Boca, Caminito, Puerto Madero, San Telmo, Palermo, Retiro, San Nicolas
- Buildings & Landmarks: Congreso Nacional (National Congress), Obelisco (Obelisk), Teatro Colón (Opera house), Correo Central (Néstor Kirchner Cultural Centre), Facultad de Derecho (University of Law), Puente de la Mujer (Woman's Bridge), Fragata ARA Presidente Sarmiento, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Cementerio de la Recoleta (Recoleta Cemetery), Edificio del Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health building), Monumento a los caídos en Malvinas (Malvinas Memorial), Plaza de las Armas Ejército Argentino, Edificio Libertador & Ministerio de Defensa, Plaza General San Martin, Monumento del Libertador Jose de San Martin, Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina, Basílica Nuestra Señora del Pilar (Church), Torre Monumental (clock tower), Edificio Kavanagh, Four Seasons Hotel, El Ateneo Grand Splendid (Book shop), Club de Pescadores Buenos Aires, Monumento de los Españoles, Rosedal de Palermo,Plaza Sicilia, Justo José de Urquiza, Floralis, Plaza de las Naciones Unidas
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Special thanks to Pedro for the drone footage of Buenos Aires.