" Pink House " ( Presidential Palace ) With Yellow And White Flowers A ...

" Pink House " ( Presidential Palace ) With Yellow And White Flowers A ...

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Description: " pink house " ( presidential palace ) with yellow and white flowers at foreground , and people walking by fence , seen from " plaza de mayo " square . la casa rosada ( spanish for " the pink house " ) , officially known as the casa de gobierno ( " government house " ) or palacio presidential ( " the presidential palace " ) , is the official seat of the executive branch of the government of argentina . ( when not working at the casa rosada , the president resides in a compound in olivos , buenos aires . ) the casa rosada was built at the eastern end of the plaza de mayo , a large square which since the founding of the city of buenos aires has contained the top political institutions of argentina . the current building , however , dates back only to 1873 and was constructed over the foundations of an earlier customs house , post office , and fortress . its balcony , which faces the square , has served as a podium for many figures , including eva perĂ³n , who rallied the descamisados from there , and pope john paul ii , who visited buenos aires in 1998 . madonna sang her filmed rendition of the song " dont cry for me , argentina , " for the movie evita , from the balcony after a meeting with the then president carlos menem . the building is painted a light pink colour ( and a darker pink colour on the side facing the plaza , after a recent repainting ) . it is currently undergoing extensive renovation , including repainting . dubbed " casa rosada " by president domingo faustino sarmiento , it is said that he chose this colour scheme in order to defuse political tensions by mixing the red and white colours of the countrys opposing political parties . an alternative explanation suggests that the original paint contained cows blood to prevent damage from the effects of humidity .

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