Welcome everybody! this is my first city journal, and it will be based on my hometown from its first foundation on 1536 to today's modern metropolis.
A little not to long history background:
"Seaman Juan Díaz de Solís, navigating in the name of Spain, was the first European to reach the Río de la Plata in 1516. His expedition was cut short when he was killed during an attack by the native Charrúa tribe in what is now Uruguay.
Depiction of Juan de Garay and the second founding of Buenos Aires, 1580The city of Buenos Aires was first established as Ciudad de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre (literally "City of Our Lady Saint Mary of the Fair Winds") after Our Lady of Bonaria (Patron Saint of the capital of Sardinia, Cagliari) on 2 February 1536 by a Spanish expedition led by Pedro de Mendoza . The settlement founded by Mendoza was located in what is today the San Telmo district of Buenos Aires, south of the city center.
More attacks by the indigenous peoples forced the settlers away, and in 1541 the site was abandoned." -from wikipedia.com
Buen Ayre wasnt much of a big deal, it was really small, had no protection against outsiders and it was really isolated from the rest of the settlements. The city had no walls, not a big population, and it did not have a lot of people living at it. Every settlement needed walls to "protect" from the indians, every town needed population to work and grow faster, but this town had non of those.
So, what to do? nothing... that is exactly what they did, they just lived with what they had... which eventually led them to this, the settlement of Buen Ayre:
This is the original settlement...
The "seaport" of the Buen Ayre... not to busy right?
And, the general look of the city...
Hope you enjoy... please, comment... rate...