Avenida 9 de Julio
Tuesday, 6th September 2005 by Alex Turnbull
This is the Avenida 9 de Julio in the centre of Buenos Aires, Argentina. At 127 metres, it is one of the widest streets in the world, with some eighteen lanes of traffic! Unfortunately our thumbnail doesn’t really do it justice – it really is pretty gigantic! The street was named after the date of Argentina’s independence.
Right in the middle of the street stands a 67 metre obelisk marking the heart of Buenos Aires. You can climb to the top too where you’ll find four observation windows – great view I reckon, check out this impressive photo of the Avenue and Obelisk.
Thanks: Eduardo Tabacman, Devin Crowe, Fernando, Juan Francisco De Paula, Osvaldo Miatello, cacafuego, Sergio T, Florencia and Jerry Mills.