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Yep, been there? I believe it’s closed down.


I was a regular there at the time with my ex-wife who lived in Adrogue, and our new-born daughter.
Soy Fangio boludo, years talking here and you never said you've lived in Adrogue. I've spent a great deal of my youth in Temperley, Adrogue and Lomas.
The link you've posted I think is from another Parrilla nope? I have the sensation that you were reffering to another one that was called Estancia Chica and later called sthg like you've mentioned, it was in Avenida Meeks. Or maybe it was the one you've posted, in such case I think I've never went there.
 

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Oh right, Redondo was well bread. :D

I see now it wasn't Borges' hometown (that would be Palermo), just a place he would visit as a boy, but one of those names he'll drop here and there in his writings.
Yeap, him and Bioy Casares have written many stories with protagonists from there (southern suburbs from Great Buenos Aires) or circumstances taking place there.
BTW Cortzar was born in Banfield which also is in the area.
I've just realized that after living in Temperley, Lomas, Palermo and Belgrano I've might been following all those writers stories without even knowing (just a lie, mere coincidence)
 

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Hola Fangio. :D What a coincidence, about Redondo I was going to write (instead of well bred) "panache, as Fangio would say." Didn't quite fit though, panache would be Firdy level, I suppose.
 

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The mention I was mostly thinking of was from one of his more famous lists, from The Aleph. I guess a childhood memory tucked in there among the usual mirrors and labyrinths.

On the back part of the step, toward the right, I saw a small iridescent sphere of almost unbearable brilliance. At first I thought it was revolving; then I realised that this movement was an illusion created by the dizzying world it bounded. The Aleph's diameter was probably little more than an inch, but all space was there, actual and undiminished. Each thing (a mirror's face, let us say) was infinite things, since I distinctly saw it from every angle of the universe. I saw the teeming sea; I saw daybreak and nightfall; I saw the multitudes of America; I saw a silvery cobweb in the center of a black pyramid; I saw a splintered labyrinth (it was London); I saw, close up, unending eyes watching themselves in me as in a mirror; I saw all the mirrors on earth and none of them reflected me; I saw in a backyard of Soler Street the same tiles that thirty years before I'd seen in the entrance of a house in Fray Bentos; I saw bunches of grapes, snow, tobacco, lodes of metal, steam; I saw convex equatorial deserts and each one of their grains of sand; I saw a woman in Inverness whom I shall never forget; I saw her tangled hair, her tall figure, I saw the cancer in her breast; I saw a ring of baked mud in a sidewalk, where before there had been a tree; I saw a summer house in Adrogué and a copy of the first English translation of Pliny -- Philemon Holland's -- and all at the same time saw each letter on each page (as a boy, I used to marvel that the letters in a closed book did not get scrambled and lost overnight); I saw a sunset in Querétaro that seemed to reflect the colour of a rose in Bengal; I saw my empty bedroom; I saw in a closet in Alkmaar a terrestrial globe between two mirrors that multiplied it endlessly; I saw horses with flowing manes on a shore of the Caspian Sea at dawn; I saw the delicate bone structure of a hand; I saw the survivors of a battle sending out picture postcards; I saw in a showcase in Mirzapur a pack of Spanish playing cards; I saw the slanting shadows of ferns on a greenhouse floor; I saw tigers, pistons, bison, tides, and armies; I saw all the ants on the planet; I saw a Persian astrolabe; I saw in the drawer of a writing table (and the handwriting made me tremble) unbelievable, obscene, detailed letters, which Beatriz had written to Carlos Argentino; I saw a monument I worshipped in the Chacarita cemetery; I saw the rotted dust and bones that had once deliciously been Beatriz Viterbo; I saw the circulation of my own dark blood; I saw the coupling of love and the modification of death; I saw the Aleph from every point and angle, and in the Aleph I saw the earth and in the earth the Aleph and in the Aleph the earth; I saw my own face and my own bowels; I saw your face; and I felt dizzy and wept, for my eyes had seen that secret and conjectured object whose name is common to all men but which no man has looked upon -- the unimaginable universe.
 

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Maradona was a very good to excellent player, certainly in my all-time Top 10, his phenomenal unexampled 1986 campaign carrying and hefting Argentina with magic and luck to the finish line and gold, "The God of Soccer" as Sports Illustrated described him and the title '90 game again four years later only to lose by the thinnest O-1 on a West German penalty kick, he was an icon by then. A very legitimate and trusted research and statistical source puts Maradona in the 'Supreme Dream Team of All-Time' alongside now Ferenc Puskas for being among the very best and greatest ever.
 

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"very good to excellent" :D

Honestly, the way he mistreated his body I'm surprised he lasted until 60. "It's better to burn out, than to fade away...".....Def Leppard.
 

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Soy Fangio boludo, years talking here and you never said you've lived in Adrogue. I've spent a great deal of my youth in Temperley, Adrogue and Lomas.
The link you've posted I think is from another Parrilla nope? I have the sensation that you were reffering to another one that was called Estancia Chica and later called sthg like you've mentioned, it was in Avenida Meeks. Or maybe it was the one you've posted, in such case I think I've never went there.
Fangio! Mira vos, hace mucho tiempo. Te olvidaste viejo! Lo mencione una vez y respondiste “Te encontraste una rubia de Adrogue” 😀

Pretty sure the link I posted shows the correct location.
 
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