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La Boca is a neighborhood, or barrio of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. It retains a strong European flavour, with many of its early settlers being from the Italian city of Genoa. In fact the name has a strong assonance with the genoese neighborhood of Boccadasse (or Bocadaze in genoese dialect), and some people believe that the Buenos Aires’ barrio was indeed named after it. The conventional explanation is that the neighborhood sits at the mouth (“boca” in Spanish) of the Riachuelo.

Color version (the color of the house is the original color. This neighbourhood is famous for the color of the houses!:


sepia, argentina, la, boca, dcasallart


  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonalmost 6 years ago

    sepia look is different

  • reflector
    reflectoralmost 6 years ago

    A great capture and a fantastic treatment ! I like the presence of so many lines running through the scene, adding structure to the composition.

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