As soon as I knew the streets of Buenos Aires well enough to get
around on my own, I starting knocking on doors looking for a job
as a writer.
The Avis office was at Charcas and 25 de Mayo, a street that
was then part of the redlight district that began only a few
short blocks from the Cathedral, shown here in the 1970s.
This "colectivo", the 119 line, was the one I often caught to
go home, 80 blocks away on the West Side.