At Palermo, hopefully, most people would find a seat. In Belgrano, where she lived, everyone would get off because it was the last stop. She could not help but think “why are these people always so gloomy if they all live in the most beautiful neighborhoods of Buenos Aires? What of the people that had to takepiazza-pretoria-a-palermo the Lines C or E (known as the blue and purple lines)? Luckily, she had mostly only experienced taking the Green Line (D Line).

She was not sure whether it was a coincidence or not, but, to her, it made so much sense that it had been identified with the green color, some 100 years ago, given that the neighborhoods, the D Line passed under were coincidentally the greenest in Buenos Aires. All near the river, in the north part of the city.

She had once read somewhere, when she first came to live in Buenos Aires, that the subway network in the city had been inaugurated in 1913, making it one of the first underground metro systems in the world, the first one in Latin America and in the whole the Southern Hemisphere, and the first one in a Spanish speaking country. The underground metro network would open 5 years later. She thought that was crazy.

Most people think of Argentina as a South American, even tropical, poor country and, although some of those facts actually were a little accurate, the truth is that Buenos Aires had never felt like a tropical nor poor city to her. In one of the courses of economics she had taken, she learned that the country had been one of the most prosperous in the world, until only a few 30 years ago, during the 70s, when the economy, state and all the progress in technology and human rights simply collapsed.