https://www.hhhistory.com/2021/08/canal-city-st-petersburg-russia.html). Today, we’re going to make our way over eight thousand miles south across Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, and most of South America to Argentina to visit the city of Tigre.
Located on an island forty-five miles outside the Argentine capital, Tigre is situated on the Paraná River delta, the fifth largest delta in the world and the only one that flows into freshwater rather than into the sea. Surrounded by thousands of small islands, bisected and isolated by reed and plant-line inlets, waterways, and canals, the city used to be inundated by the wealthy and well-to-do as an escape from the heat of Buenos Aires.
Tigre was founded two hundred years ago after floods had destroyed other settlements in the area, and
In the center of town, Puerta de Frutas is the main port where the water taxis and boats leave from, and also where the visitor information center is located. A large open-air market offers a wide range of items from furniture to local fruit. The Museo De Arte is a gorgeous Belle Époque building filled with Argentine art, and quaint cafés line the streets. Yet there is a rural aspect to the island with grocery boats, medical boats, and school bus boats for the locals.
Visitors can choose from local ferry buses used by islanders or more luxurious catamaran tours, but either ride will provide a unique experience in the labyrinthine network of canals, their iron railings and old-timey street lamps evoking the feeling of days gone by.
A Family for Hazel:
After the Civil War takes Hazel Markham’s father, and her mother dies of a broken heart, a friend of her parents hires Hazel as a companion. All is well until the woman’s lecherous son takes an interest in his mother’s assistant. When Hazel spurns his advances one too many times, the man frames her for theft, and she is fired. As a last resort she applies to be a mail-order bride, and to her dismay, her groom-to-be is a preacher. Will he believe her claims of innocence or reject her as unacceptable?
Olav Kristensen has no plans to remarry after being widowed five years ago, but when the church elders give him an ultimatum to find a wife or lose his job, he advertises for a mail-order bride. The woman who arrives attests she was unjustly accused of robbery at her last job, but when his daughter’s heirloom locket goes missing, he is hesitant to believe his bride-to-be. Will he lose his church and a second chance at love?
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