Figure of Santos Vega, perhaps a troubadour carved on a wall in La Boca, seen by million tourists strolling through Caminito street.
A colorful carved figure of the famous painter who encouraged the neighbors to paint the dwellings in bold, bright colors.
A reminder from the Mother of the children iconic scarf painted on a wall in La Boca.
I would be remiss if I don’t place a word about Tango, which plays such a big role in Argntina.
Open-air tango dancers that entertain patrons at the outdoor cafes. Known as the birthplace of the tango, this one-time shipyard has a famous walkway, the Caminito, where tango dancers perform and artists exhibit their work.
Anxiously waiting for his partner, while below a quick lesson of tango to an interested tourist.
This guy learning the trade.
Tall, tanned and ready to Tango…an evident sight in La Boca, and this is not “papier maché” figure. Quelle allure???
Colorful houses are due to the Argentinian painter Benito Quinquela Martin who encouraged the neighbors to take pride in this poor Italian immigrant part of town pinpointing the dwellings in bold, bright colors.
Where the action is, a trendy remarkable bar near Caminito Street, with red wall paint that catches the eyes. Service is okay according to some, but a bit pricey.
This iconic building and façade is located in the heart of La Boca, the traditional “barrio” of Buenos Aires.
When in Argentina, it is a must to stroll through the colorful La Boca neighborhood, a working class barrio, and the old quarter of San Telmo and Caminito, and view a mix of colonial style homes, narrow lanes, artists’ lofts and trendy cafes.
A colourful building in the iconic neighbourhood of La Boca in Buenos Aires.
An Argentine cat posing for a snapshot.