Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Today, lunchtime, Buenos Aires

Went to lunch with Cristela, the receptionist, today. Brought her to “el Convento”, an eighteenth century convent remodeled as a restaurant. It is an old building with a beautiful internal garden and an old clock tower which juts upwards with framed by a background of skyscrapers, steel and glass. Upstairs, Mercedian monks still live in religious solitude, blissfully unaware of the multitude of office workers that invade their garden every lunchtime.
It was quite pleasant to finally get a chance to chat with Cristela face to face. I had seen her a few times in passing and chatted quite a lot on msn but, so far, hadn’t managed to have a proper conversation. We had a pleasant time and decided to meet up for a drink tomorrow evening.