Planners of gentrified urban districts, take note: the perceived authenticity of a locale's hipness is greatly boosted by a stragetically placed wreck to offset all the pricey designer stores.

Photographed a few days ago in the Palermo district of Buenos Aires, this unidentified wreck stood like a piece of urban art amid the shoppers and dinnergoers, who were completely oblivious to its presence. Quite a sight, really, in sophisticated and cool Buenos Aires.


No details were left on the car to help ID its model or make, but perhaps some of you will be able to do the job by silhouette alone: