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Notes on the Geography of Argentina: Avenida de Mayo: Photo 38

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Here's the Palace of the Argentine National Congress, much enhanced by jacarandas, which are native to Latin America though widely planted elsewhere. The park designer was Carlos (originally Charles) Thays (1849-1934). He arrived in Argentina in 1889, became director of parks and walkways, and stayed until his death in 1934.

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