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    South by South America Tour – Argentina Part 17

    Thursday, August 15, 2019
    Mendoza, Argentina

    A torn flyer in Mendoza, Argentina.
    A torn flyer in Mendoza, Argentina.

    A brightly painted shop in Mendoza, Argentina.
    A brightly painted shop in Mendoza, Argentina.

    A mural of pan in Mendoza, Argentina.
    A mural of pan in Mendoza, Argentina.

    A local rips a flip trick down the stairs in the skatepark at Parque O'Higgins in Mendoza, Argentina.
    A local rips a flip trick down the stairs in the skatepark at Parque O’Higgins in Mendoza, Argentina.

    One of the bowls in the skatepark at Parque O'Higgins in Mendoza, Argentina.
    One of the bowls in the skatepark at Parque O’Higgins in Mendoza, Argentina.

    I took most of the day off and slept in all afternoon. Finally, around 4:00 pm, I walked around fifteen blocks east to Parque O’Higgins to watch the local skateboarders shred in the skatepark. Three or four of the guys were really good, making 90% of the flip tricks they tried on various obstacles, including flat bars, gaps and quarter pipes. There were also a couple of bowls, but only a couple of kids were skating the smaller one. The bigger round bowl was really gnarly, with a somewhat rough surface and barely any flat bottom. Also, the coping didn’t really stick out enough. The rest of the park looked pretty decent, though.

    Pump bumps in the skatepark at Parque O'Higgins in Mendoza, Argentina.
    Pump bumps in the skatepark at Parque O’Higgins in Mendoza, Argentina.

    Iglesia Nuestra de la Merced in Mendoza, Argentina.
    Iglesia Nuestra de la Merced in Mendoza, Argentina.

    Chomping on a tentacle in Mendoza, Argentina.
    Chomping on a tentacle in Mendoza, Argentina.

    A sunset smile in Mendoza, Argentina.
    A sunset smile in Mendoza, Argentina.

    A mask and an elephant in Mendoza, Argentina.
    A mask and an elephant in Mendoza, Argentina.

    Words and photos ©2019 Arcane Candy.

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