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Pope Francis: Where in the World?

The Pope is coming to visit us in our stomping grounds this weekend, but are you interested in familiarizing yourself with his childhood neighborhood?

Pope Francis was born in the Flores barrio of Buenos Aires, Argentina. To situate yourself geographically, check out the following maps.

argentina map

Argentina (1996) via University of Texas Libraries

 

buenosaires

Buenos Aires (1985) via University of Texas Libraries

 

Flores via http://www.latidobuenosaires.com/mapasfloresbarriobuenosaires.html

Flores via http://www.latidobuenosaires.com/mapasfloresbarriobuenosaires.html

 

Now zoom all the way to street level in the barrio of Flores!

If you’re brushed up on your Spanish, you can find a few images here and here. CNN also has an enjoyable, snappy piece on a journalist’s tour of the Pope’s hometown.


Featured Links:

http://www.latidobuenosaires.com/mapasfloresbarriobuenosaires.html

http://tinyurl.com/ohnou6l

http://argentinatango.es/Barrio-de-Flores-Buenos-Aires-Argentina…-con-su-tango/377

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/world_cities/buenosaires.jpg (1985)

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/americas/argentina_rel96.jpg (1996)

http://www.google-earth.es/foros.php?t=10137

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/17/travel/pope-hometown-argentina/


Stein

Resources selected by Merrill Stein, liaison librarian for geography and political science.


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