Originally constructed in the 1890s as the BA headquarters for the Parisian department store, Le Bon Marche, this prime spot on the Florida pedestrian street has changed through the years, but retains a nostalgic elegance, making it a dazzling place to shop.
Beautiful ceilings and dark basements, photo credit: Barcexs photostream / cC BY-BY-SA.0, at the nexus of the galleries youll find impressive murals painted on the interior dome.
Esplendor Buenos Aires and the, buenos Aires and Pacific Railway converted some of the building into offices, thus the.
Commissioned in 1947, these murals were painted by five of Argentinas greatest artists at the time: Antonio Berni, Juan Carlos Castagnino, Manuel Colmeiro Guimaraes, Lino Enea Spilimbergo, and Demetrio Urruchua.Buenos Aires and, valparaíso in, chile, thereby giving access to the.Four more frescos by Romulo Maccio, Josefina Robirosa, Guillermo Roux and Carlos Alonso were added to the cupola.After lying abandoned for a while, the galleries were converted into a shopping mall in the 1990s, while Argentina was experiencing an economic boom.The company's name derived from the fact that its intention was to operate a train service linking.It was the first home of the.High-end brand shopping in downtown.From that time onwards the building became known.It turned out that during the dictatorship, the First Army Corp hid some of its disappeared in the bowels of the mall; the dungeon walls still bore the desperate markings made by its long-dead prisoners: names, dates, pleas for help.The department store never occupied the entire building however, as it struggled to compete with el corte ingles regalos hombre the English store.Like many other beautiful sites in Buenos Aires, the history of the.Currently the mall houses mainly local high-end stores such as Etiqueta Negra, Jackie Smith and La Martina.Galerías Florida were renamed, regalo especial para novia boda galerías Pacífico, since the rail line reached regalo basset hound valencia from Buenos Aires, through Chile, to the Pacific Ocean ( el pacifico ).Agrelo Genealogía de la familia De la Serna Klein, Naomi, "La doctrina del shock Madrid, Paidós, 2010,.Harrods just down the block.
The basement still bore ghastly evidence of torture, such as markings made by the imprisoned, including dates and pleas for help.
Galerías Pacífico is a shopping centre in, buenos Aires, Argentina, located at the intersection.
In The Shock Doctrine, Naomi Klein describes how the building was used as a torture center by the military junta that ruled Argentina from 19: In 1987, a film crew was shooting in the basement of the Galerias Pacifico, one of Buenos Aires plushest downtown.
The, beaux Arts building was designed by the architects Emilio Agrelo and Roland Le Vacher in 1889 to accommodate a shop called the.