Sunday, October 31, 2010

On the Scene….Confiteria Ideal, Buenos Aires


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  1. Des Histoires de Pieds...

    October 31, 2010 at 8:46 am

  2. Vinda Sonata

    October 31, 2010 at 8:52 am

    ah, beautiful pictures. i love the pictures, really, really evoking inspirations. thank you for sharing.

  3. Click on Styles

    October 31, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Great photos…love the traditional, and vintage look of them

  4. M_ar7

    October 31, 2010 at 8:58 am

    are you in buenos aires??


  5. Anonymous

    October 31, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Mi patria!!

  6. OnlyJewels

    October 31, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Those pictures are fantastic!

  7. In this blog...

    October 31, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Great photos, love the black and white!!

    Happy Halloween! XX Nicky

  8. Ali S.

    October 31, 2010 at 9:13 am

    I love the pictures! a tango ?….. I invite you to visit my blog that I release! Greetings!

  9. Karen Wallace

    October 31, 2010 at 9:24 am

    wonderful images.

  10. Ankita

    October 31, 2010 at 9:24 am

    monochrome always have this nostalgic effect that i love..even though there's no nostalgia. :)

  11. Karen Wallace

    October 31, 2010 at 9:25 am

    beautiful images

  12. Eryl

    October 31, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Oh the glamour!

  13. LatteLisa

    October 31, 2010 at 9:55 am

    beautiful images!

  14. beauty comma

    October 31, 2010 at 10:10 am

    oh, lovely! i dance argentine tango myself, but it's not quite the same here in norway! so i hoped you or garance would post some shots of the real thing. i like that the photos are black and white; it adds a historical quality that feels right since tango started so long ago and is danced in these wonderful old buildings. – the last shot is of historical photos from milongas in this place, i gather? hope i'll get the chance to see it all for myself someday… in the meantime, thanks for posting these!

  15. Miréia Borges

    October 31, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Adoro Buenos Aires.
    Adorei a matéria e já foram na Confiteria Café Torttoni? Maravilhosa.

  16. Cecilia

    October 31, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Why in black and white?

  17. Ruby Jo Cloud Trewavas Abbiss

    October 31, 2010 at 10:23 am

    j'adore your black and white photos.

    Actually, I adore all your photos!

  18. Ruby Jo Cloud Trewavas Abbiss

    October 31, 2010 at 10:23 am

    j'adore your black and white photos.

    Actually, I adore all your photos!

  19. Edwina

    October 31, 2010 at 10:30 am

    these are great! I like it.. :)

    Flickering Moonlight

  20. Cecille

    October 31, 2010 at 10:33 am

    great post! i love that tango scene!

  21. marijn.'

    October 31, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Soooo pretty.

  22. F D I

    October 31, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Dear Sartorialist:

    I hope you haven't missed the opportunity of shooting pictures about former president Nestor Kirchner funeral, with the people in the streets. More than tango, that defines what we, argentinians, are.

  23. Juliette

    October 31, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Love these photo's! they are really beautiful.. especially the 1st one

  24. Tiffany

    October 31, 2010 at 11:46 am

  25. Anonymous

    October 31, 2010 at 11:49 am

    What's in that beautifully wrapped package in the next to last shot? Also, these are very evocative photos, a little like a film.

  26. Istanbulboy

    October 31, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Oh how wonderful! I love the nostalgia in your b/w photos. An almost lost world beautifully captured! Thanks.


  27. Anna

    October 31, 2010 at 12:26 pm

  28. Mapiurka

    October 31, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    You've been in Buenos Aires, hope you've enjoyed! Best regards!

  29. CaliforniaCandy

    October 31, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Really like the vintage feel of these…

  30. Daniel

    October 31, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Would really like to go to Buenos Aires.

  31. Elena Vasilieva

    October 31, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    amazing photo, great in b&w


  32. meme*guaia

    October 31, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    I just shouted to my sister, "The Sartorialist está en Buenos Aires!!". This is a wonderful city. Glad to have you around,

    Meme Guaia

  33. meme*guaia

    October 31, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    I just shouted to my sister "The Sartorialist está en Buenos Aires!!". This is a wonderful city. Glad to have you here!

    Meme Guaia


    October 31, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    The black and white makes this seem very Alfred Hitchcock.


    October 31, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    These are beautiful photographs!

  36. Dakota Lopez

    October 31, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    It's amazing the effect B&W will put on already amazing shots.

  37. Anonymous

    October 31, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    i too have visited this cafe, its wonderful, just like the city!

  38. Marina

    October 31, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    I love seeing my city through your eyes!

  39. Bruna

    October 31, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I love this place! I went there with my parents last year, and I always wonder if the guy who danced tango with me is still dancing, and if he is ok. He must be 80 years old now (I hope!), with his imaculate wig always flying with him through that amazing light…Thanks for the shot!

  40. Sol

    October 31, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Amazing pictures! I love how in the first picture you captured the man's face expression while he's singing!

    B.A is soo amazing! I love it here!

  41. cuppycakeme

    October 31, 2010 at 4:00 pm

  42. cuppycakeme

    October 31, 2010 at 4:00 pm

  43. Cassandra

    October 31, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Just love the couple dancing!

  44. mon

    October 31, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    bonitas escenas… :)


  45. The Existential Bunny Rabbit

    October 31, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    i want to dance the tango with an 80-year old. and be sung into like an ice-cream. what pictures. what a world.

    the existential bunny rabbit

  46. SV

    October 31, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Buenos Aires, great place!

  47. Sebastián P

    October 31, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    It's so great to have pictures of your recent trip to Buenos Aires, I hope there are more to come.. hasta siempre y esperamos tu pronto regreso a mi hermosa y querida Buenos Aires.

  48. Liz S

    October 31, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    They're great photos as far as photos go but for someone unfamilar with what you're photographing it doesn't reveal very much. Maybe some more words would have helped? Hope to see more photos of people and fashion from your visit to Argentina soon.

  49. The Red Umbrella

    October 31, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    What a great mood!

  50. SabinePsynopsis

    October 31, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    These beautiful pictures bring back wonderful memories – It's hard to believe but Buenos Aires really is the city where people dance the tango at street corners; and the cafĂ©s are so wonderful.

  51. Sweet Confessions

    October 31, 2010 at 5:35 pm

  52. Anonymous

    October 31, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Love how it's in black and white. Creates the feeling so much better. Loving the first photo. You can see the passion.

  53. Rumyana

    October 31, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Those pictures are so amazing! Black and white pictures are my absolutely favorite ones! So beautiful!


  54. Zerrin

    October 31, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    These are so amazing!!

  55. Alcira Molina-Ali

    October 31, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    One of the most gritty, grand and wonderful places on earth. Enjoy, Alcira

  56. Nina Kobalia

    October 31, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Hope you're enjoying Buenos Aires! Looks amazing.
    Happy Halloween.
    Check out my most recent Tim Burton Post…
    Nina xoxo

  57. Cameron

    October 31, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Photojournalism at its best!

  58. Anonymous

    October 31, 2010 at 9:05 pm


  59. Vivian

    October 31, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    the black and white adds a new dimension to the photos.
    a moment truly captured on film

  60. Juan

    October 31, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Mr. Schuman; haven't really foud BA as an " atracting " city or not even cool. There wasn't much to "hunt". Buenos Aires loss the old authentic CHARM.
    Sad :(

  61. Larry Nguyen

    October 31, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Absolutely beautiful photograph. SImply beautiful!

  62. victoria

    October 31, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    beautiful & inspiring…definately a place to visit again & again..

  63. Anonymous

    October 31, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    The photograph with the dancing couple: I seem to spy his eyes staring straight at her bustline. And his fingers had dug a bit into her back. Thank you for showing us that love and passion need not end at 80.

  64. victoria

    October 31, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    beautiful & inspiring… definately a place to visit again & again…

  65. Juliap

    October 31, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Absolutely beautiful.

  66. Anonymous

    November 1, 2010 at 12:37 am

    AHh finally Buenos Aires pictures! hopefully more to come; i love that city.

  67. Skye Campbell

    November 1, 2010 at 1:22 am

    i am planning a trip to BA straight after Christmas…these pictures make me even more excited. Thank you

  68. Queen of Mayhem

    November 1, 2010 at 1:27 am

    the first shot is brilliant

  69. durkin

    November 1, 2010 at 2:24 am

    This has been a Tango Dance Hall since 1912. Great photos and more info (in Spanish) here:

  70. christina

    November 1, 2010 at 3:01 am

    I love black and white photos xxx

  71. Anonymous

    November 1, 2010 at 3:48 am

    The Sartorialist is one of my favorite must-see fashion blogs. But I am curious as to where the even mildly constructive and critical comments have "disappeared into". Surely there must be someone out there who has comments of this nature?

  72. classiq

    November 1, 2010 at 3:58 am

    beautiful black & white pics!

  73. V.V.

    November 1, 2010 at 4:53 am

    Great pictures and don't forget Cafe Tortoni!! Disfruta Baires al maximo!


  74. Davidikus

    November 1, 2010 at 5:41 am

    This looks absolutely splendid! I really dream of visiting Buenos Aires, one day.

  75. Madame M

    November 1, 2010 at 6:02 am

    This pictures are so romantic. I love the atmosphere.

  76. Anonymous

    November 1, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Wonderful images…nostalgia and modern in perfection! thank you…L

  77. a9kf0

    November 1, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I can't help but wonder what that old man is singing. I bet it's achingly beautiful from his heart.

  78. Anonymous

    November 1, 2010 at 11:01 am

    What a great pictures!
    This is definitely a really lovely place! It is one of the most authentic parts of the city, and is the perfect area to no how beautiful, passionate and interesting is Buenos Aires.


    November 1, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    absolutely love this post…amazing black and white…buenos aires is magic

  80. Fabiana del Rio

    November 1, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    I love my Buenos Aires Querido! Thank you for this pictures!

  81. Anonymous

    November 1, 2010 at 3:15 pm


    I yelled "I want to eat, drink, make music, dance and dress like they do in Buenos Aires!!!" at a perfect stranger on the sidewalk today.

  82. Anonymous

    November 1, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Amen Anonymous 3:48.

  83. Gabriel Moncayo

    November 1, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    I was there!! great pictures Scott

  84. Anonymous

    November 1, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    dear god I LOVE MY COUNTRY!
    thankss for those amazing photos, your getting the escence

  85. Anonymous

    November 1, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    I knew you'd love Confiteria Ideal!

  86. Angel

    November 2, 2010 at 2:47 am

    Ah, it's a dream to be in one of these places!


  87. Tara's Dolce Vita

    November 2, 2010 at 5:09 am

    Great pictures!!! I'm so jealous… wish I were there!

  88. thwany

    November 2, 2010 at 5:16 am


  89. Ale

    November 2, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Excellent photos!!!

    XXxx Ale

  90. Ivonne Carol

    November 2, 2010 at 10:01 am

    You Were in mi queridos Buenos Aires!!!
    How much I miss it…hope you had a wonderfull time!
    beso Grande!

  91. Anonymous

    November 2, 2010 at 11:19 am

    I'm in Buenos Aires right now – dancing Tango at La Viruta, and staying in an amazing(!) apartment in the area Palermo Soho (booked through Love this city. It's all about joy.

  92. Adriana R.

    November 2, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Aww…mi Buenos Aires querido. I miss you.

  93. "Guppy" Honaker

    November 2, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Those black-and-white pictures are beautiful. And remind me of the dancing scene set in Argentina of the movie "Don't Cry for Me Argentina."

    Wonderful pictures!

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  94. jimjims

    November 2, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    love the portenos and their classic style.

    priceless. such a great culture and night life.

    i miss it all!

  95. Anonymous

    November 3, 2010 at 8:31 am

    that´s all for buenos aires? any details, comments or street pictures? I was expecting more!

  96. Tyna

    November 4, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Genio!!! sabès captar los grandes estilos…La Ideal es un maravilloso lugar de nustra ciudad. Que grande!!! Te amamos!come back!

  97. ceci

    November 4, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    La Ideal! Amazing. Did you know that a few years ago, at night it became a disco. A very cool one. With bands like Gene Loves Jezabel. It was awesome to be there, in that retro environment, dancing The Cure, or perhaps The B 52´s.. Love that place. Night and day. A classic.

  98. stick

    November 5, 2010 at 8:55 am

    wow, what an amazing series (in a large collection of amazing series)

  99. Anonymous

    November 6, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    I love, love, love these pictures… thank you for sharing the beauty of Buenos Aries.

  100. Anonymous

    November 7, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    the man singing (probably tango)is perfect, sentimental, amazing.

  101. Ann

    November 9, 2010 at 6:37 am

    i attended Confiteria Ideal years ago it brings back great memories – watching the tension between the couples dancing for hours and hours
    thank you for posting :)

  102. devon

    November 11, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Oh! My husband and I watched that man sing many times when we were in BA for our honeymoon. My skin sizzles even now at the memory of his passion. (The singer! Not my husband! Although . . .)

  103. Maria Carra

    November 12, 2010 at 9:25 am

    So cool, I love my city!

  104. chic it easy

    December 1, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    I'm happy you liked Buenos Aires!

    xxx from there!

  105. Alejandra

    December 18, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Yeah!Hot chocolate n_n best in town. Thou it creeps me out one particular mirror wich looks to have a ghost! Lovely lovely pleace

  106. marina gambier

    September 7, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Lástima, en Buenos Aires hay mejores sitios para fotografiar, por lo menos, de tango

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