NEON tubes have transformed the perception of time. Buenos Aires -like London- smells like a huge machine, mixed with some strange oil and burned rubber smoke flavours. For urban creatures, this presence is addictive and, together with the neon tubes, gives at night a strange sense of atemporal and decadent urban atmosphere, creating the myth of eternal night. Referring films, BA is a noire city, it hides secret architectural stories everywhere, the artificial space is transformed there in something surreal. Copyright © Patricio Pouchulu 2001 / Record cover (fragment) from: "Tangos Vol. II" , © Ariola Eurodisc, circa 1970 (photographer unknown).