Last Saturday, after the Year's End evening event at the Flag Memorial, the Rosarigasinos were supposed to be climbing to the roof of the Palacio Minetti, an impressive Art Déco building on Córdoba St., to take pictures from there. There was a delay, somebody wasn't available to let us in, so we went and had some coffee at the Palace Garden shopping mall nearby (if you come to Rosario, don't — Palace Garden's coffee was cold, watered down, and late).
About 40 minutes later, we gathered before the Palacio Minetti and entered the lobby. The doorman then came down and proceeded to tell us that no, we were not allowed to come up to the roof. There had been some confusion, all sorts of bureaucratic thingies would have to be written down, yadda yadda. No marvelous rooftop photos for us. We were left with some shots of the front door and the elevator doors.
There were some other pictures later, and some light lunch at Veracruz, and then mate at El Cairo... But that was it. Sunday was rain, rain and more rain, but Monday (just as I'm posting this) seems to be heading for a very nice sunny day and a cool Christmas Eve.
For you who believe in those things, have a merry Christmas. The rest of us, take this holiday as a good excuse to get in touch and enjoy a few hours with your loved ones, and to exercise tolerance when meeting your inevitable not-so-loved ones. See you later!