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.
It is known throughout the sporting world as the home of Boca Juniors, one of world’s top football clubs. La Boca is a popular destination for tourists visiting Argentina, with its colourful houses and pedestrian street, the Caminito, where tango artists perform and tango-related memorabilia is sold. Other attractions include the La Ribera theatre, many tango clubs and Italian taverns, as well as La Bombonera, home of Boca Juniors.

It has also been a centre for radical politics, having elected the first socialist member of Argentine Congress (Alfredo Palacios in 1935) and been home to many demonstrations during the crisis of 2001.

Featured in the group “Everything Old is New Again”
As one of Buenos Aires’s 48 barrios, La Boca is located in the city’s south-east near its old port. The barrio of Barracas is to the west; San Telmo and Puerto Madero are to the north.

Camera used : Canon EOS 20D

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Comments

  • John Dalkin
    John Dalkinalmost 3 years ago

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture John! La Boca is definitely an amazing place for photography! ;o)

  • I loved the architecture in La Boca and would have loved to see more, but we were in a rush to see so many other things !

    – John Dalkin

  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyalmost 3 years ago

    Striking, and t he shadows are a big part of it.

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 3 years ago

    great capture!

  • Fara
    Faraalmost 3 years ago

    This is so gorgeous………I love it…………I am there in spirit……….is there anything more exciting or spine tingling to watch than the Argentine Tango………I think not………Thank you John!!

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “Everything Old is New Again!”

    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • Many thanks for your group feature

    – John Dalkin

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesalmost 3 years ago

  • GemmaWiseman
    GemmaWisemanalmost 3 years ago

  • Thanks for featuring my Argentinian window too !

    – John Dalkin

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeealmost 3 years ago

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparalmost 3 years ago

    Great Work .!!

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