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Floralis Generica - Buenos Aires

Floralis Genérica is a sculpture made of steel and aluminum located in Plaza de las Naciones Unidas, Avenida Figueroa Alcorta, Buenos Aires, a gift to the city by the Argentine architect Eduardo Catalano. Catalano once said that the flower "is a synthesis of all the flowers and is both a hope that is reborn every day to open." It was created in 2002. The sculpture moves closing its petals in the evening and opening them in the morning, although this mechanism is currently disabled. The sculpture is located in the center of a park of four acres of wooded boundaries, surrounded by paths that get closer and provide different perspectives of the monument, and placed above a reflecting pool, which apart from fulfilling its aesthetic function, protects it. It represents a large flower made of stainless steel with aluminum skeleton and reinforced concrete, which looks at the sky, extending to it its six petals. Weighs eighteen tons and is 23 meters high.
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20 Oct 2013 18:32:00
Couples compete in the Salon Tango style qualifier round at the Tango World Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 22, 2016. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)

Couples compete in the Salon Tango style qualifier round at the Tango World Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 22, 2016. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)
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23 Aug 2016 10:09:00
Valentin Arias Delgado and Diana Franco Durango, from Colombia, perform their routine at the Stage style Tango World Championship, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 31, 2016. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)

Valentin Arias Delgado and Diana Franco Durango, from Colombia, perform their routine at the Stage style Tango World Championship, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 31, 2016. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)
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02 Sep 2016 13:26:00
Maria Ines Banegas portraying “La Pirata” (The Pirate) takes part in a human living statues contest in Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 24, 2016. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)

Maria Ines Banegas portraying “La Pirata” (The Pirate) takes part in a human living statues contest in Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 24, 2016. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)
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25 Sep 2016 06:58:00
People with red hair from all over the world gather on “Roodharigendag” (Redhead Day) in Breda, The Netherlands, 07 September 2014. The Redhead Day is celebrated annually at the old Dutch city on the first weekend in September. It offers cultural events, music, a picnic, a fashion show and art exhibitions from and for the red haired community. (Photo by Arie Kievit/EPA)

People with red hair from all over the world gather on “Roodharigendag” (Redhead Day) in Breda, The Netherlands, 07 September 2014. The Redhead Day is celebrated annually at the old Dutch city on the first weekend in September. It offers cultural events, music, a picnic, a fashion show and art exhibitions from and for the red haired community. (Photo by Arie Kievit/EPA)
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15 Sep 2014 10:32:00
Female Kurdish Peshmerga take part their graduation ceremony at a police academy in Zakho district of the Dohuk Governorate of the Iraqi Kurdistan province, Iraq March 30, 2016. (Photo by Ari Jalal/Reuters)

Female Kurdish Peshmerga take part their graduation ceremony at a police academy in Zakho district of the Dohuk Governorate of the Iraqi Kurdistan province, Iraq March 30, 2016. (Photo by Ari Jalal/Reuters)
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31 Mar 2016 11:35:00
“Chameleon and Begonia”. (Photo by Arie van't Riet)

Physicist Arie van't Riet uses a series of duel X-ray cameras to capture flowers, plants and small animals in living dioramas. The x-rays are then finished and colorized in Photoshop. Giving way to some breathtaking nature scenes. Photo: “Chameleon and Begonia”. (Photo by Arie van't Riet)
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13 Mar 2014 05:45:00
Sandra, a 29-year-old orangutan at Buenos Aires' zoo, on May 20, 2015. Sandra got cleared to leave a Buenos Aires zoo that was her home for 20 years, after a court ruled she was entitled to more desirable living conditions. (Photo by Juan Mabromata/AFP Photo)

Sandra, a 29-year-old orangutan at Buenos Aires' zoo, on May 20, 2015. Sandra got cleared to leave a Buenos Aires zoo that was her home for 20 years, after a court ruled she was entitled to more desirable living conditions. (Photo by Juan Mabromata/AFP Photo)
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23 May 2015 11:36:00