Friday, September 20, 2013

Saturday's PhotoHunting: Books

Books are a source of information, they expand our knowledge, fuel our imagination and given the right author, they can be quite entertaining.   

El Ateneo in Buenos Aires, Argentina is one of the most beautiful bookstores I've every seen.  It is housed in a restored old theatre and it is a popular must see for visitors.  I can tell you that it is very much worth a visit. There's even a section for English books.  And yes, I made a purchase. :) 

The stage is turned into a little cafe.

It even has a small art display on the upper floor. 

To see more PhotoHunters, you can visit Gattina's Keyhole Pictures website HERE!  


  1. What a cool and elegant bookstore! Your photos are fantastic. I love the perspective in the first one. Hope you have a great weekend!

    1. Hi Annie, thanks for your liking my photos. I can't take credit for the original perspective on my first photo. I remember a youtube video I found and the photographer took a similar shot and I loved it so much when I was there, I wanted to take one too. :) I had to take several shots to get it right. :)

      Have a great weekend too!

  2. Oh wow, that looks like such a wonderful bookstore. I hope it has many patrons who buy rather than just browse. :)

    1. Hi YTSL, thanks for your comments, it is a wonderful bookstore. There were some browsing but also making purchases. I think I spent over an hour doing both. :)

      Have a wonderful weekend.

    2. Hi Trekcapri --

      Good, because I often worry when seeing some of the great bookstores that encourage reading that people will take advantage of them and they will end up going out of business!

      BTW, in case you didn't catch my reply to your comments over at my blog: please note that Pat Conroy's not a crime novelist -- but I recommend his books all the same! ;b

  3. We have so many books that now I read my books on Kindle, lol ! I love reading, but I could open a library most of the "ordinary" looking books are stored in the basement !

  4. Spectacular bookstore with such charm and appeal. I was in Buenos Aires about 33 years ago...but I was busy dancing the tango in San Telmo and not in any bookstores!

    Most of my books, as I wrote in Photo Huntings, are no longer with me, sad to say.

  5. That is pretty and unique! Would be fun to sip a cuppa of coffee on the stage :)

    my rousing with books Photo Hunt blog entry for this week

    Happy photo hunting!

  6. How cool! A bookstore in a threater and there's a cafe in the library too!

  7. Hi everyone thanks so much for your comments....

    YTSL, thanks for the f/up on Pat Conroy. I didn't realize he wrote Prince of Tides. I just downloadd South Broad. I'm looking forward to reading it soon.

    Gattina, I donated several boxes of my old books to my local library. It was hard to part with them. Lately, I have also been buying Kindle or iBook versions. Love it.

    RNSANE, lucky you that you got to tango in San Telmo. That sounds so cool. I didn't get to do a tango, but I did watch a few dances. I had to let go of some of book collection too. It feels sad letting go of things that mean so much to us.

    Sue, we think alike. I actually did try to sit for a cup, but it was full. It was fun anyway getting on the stage for a bit to check it out. :)

    ECL, yes it was a very cool place to hang out for a while in Buenos Aires.

    Thanks everyone. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


It's me Trekcapri (aka Kathy). Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment.