The colours of El Caminito, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Hola banditos. I’m on the move again.

I took a short flight across the ditch to connect with a long haul flight to South America. It’s actually not that far from Sydney. 12 hours from Auckland and I’ve popped up in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires (thanks to Air New Zealand). Si! It’s kind a like Paris. Old. Historical. Culturally rich. Welcoming. Busy.

Today I was drawn to the older areas of the city, like La Boca, San Telmo and La Recoleta. La Boca is a rough neighborhood where the original migrants rolled up making shelter from anything lying around. Left over paint from the ship yards now cover their shacks in a whole rainbow of colours.

Beach? Na. Not here. Tomorrow I’m popping up to Rio De Janeiro for a few days to get that fix. Stand by.

:: uge

Maradona. Local God.

La Boca 'The Mouth' colours

San Telmo scribbles

Bit like what my kids do, give em a pen and they will draw on walls

Old textures

Street paint. San Telmo

Just opened for the day, San Telmo (note it's midday)

Government building

They used left over boat paint to brighten up their shacks

Could be a shot from Paris

2 thoughts on “Tango

  1. Keep your eye out for my relatives.
    A lot of Sicilians and Isole Eolians went to Buenos Aries and Mar Del Plata instead of Bondi.
    All I can say is thank God my father came to Bondi.
    Over the last 60 years there has been soooo much political unrest and economic instability.
    One less in the water today, you being away. Picture perfect day and waves today.

  2. I love it when you’re on the move Uge. The street art and the streets of San Telmo are gorgeous and I can’t wait to see more tomorrow. I guess you will end up on the water somewhere there eventually, lucky you!

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