Just arrived Buenos Aires after a 20-hour bus ride from Iguazu Falls. We then and some of my friends headed to La Boca to visit this fancy and colorful place since our stay in Argentina is fast approaching to an end. It's a good thing we were still in time for the last rays of the sun.
La Boca is located in the city's south-east near its old port. From our place, the bus took about 40 minutes going there. 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.
It is known among sports fans for La Bombonera the home of Boca Juniors, one of the world's best known 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. They also said that it is best to buy souvenir items here cause the prices are cheaper.
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geoant68 (2751) 2011-08-27 7:34
very nice the view of this colourful house of la Boca.I like the variety of colours as the great light and colour management.
digbymerry (3998) 2011-08-27 7:51
I like the shapes colours and lines. A cheerful and very colourful architectural study which you have composed very well.
emilbo (22112) 2011-08-27 8:29
Magnifique façade qui attire l'attention et bien captée dans un bel éclairage. Il devait rester plusieurs restants de peinture pour peindre cette habitation. Une photo de qualité et remplie de superbes couleurs.
Toutes mes félicitations et bonne fin de semaine,
macjake (49328) 2011-08-27 9:03
now thats a cool looking building!
I assure you won't find this in vancouver!
hopefully you have more of these street scenes to share with us?
your note is excellent as well, makes the photo that much better. great shot here, showing off the culture.
enjoy your weekend
maria-v1981 (10420) 2011-08-27 9:05
Excellent shot of joyful and colourful painted house.
Have anice evening,
npecanhuk (59032) 2011-08-27 9:14
Classical picture of that place!
I really like it, because it's got excellent quality!
TFS - congrats,
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-08-27 9:15
An excellen composition of this multi colored house with so many shapes and lines. Very well composed with sharpness.
wolf38 (29818) 2011-08-27 9:47
Hi Matthieu. What color strength for an object. Nice that you've photographed this house. I would not even passed without photo. Very nice composition and perfect light. Well done. Rgds, Wolfgang.
divail (8266) 2011-08-27 18:38
Les couleurs sont superbes, et le plan rapproché est très intéressant. C'est une très jolie composition.
jugnutoor (1017) 2011-08-27 23:37
Hi Matthieu, beautiful shot of the house with so colorful patterns, very interesting place, very well composed and colors well saturated and contrasted.
timecapturer (41862) 2011-08-28 3:44
a striking and quite wonderful composition. The colours are so amazing as is your light management which gives the shot so much impact. A real quality image and first class presentation. Love it!
Wishing you a peaceful Sunday - Brian.
jjcordier (70567) 2011-08-28 4:43
Ces maisons colorées de La Boca sont vraiment très photogéniques et tu ne t'es pas privé de réussir ici une superbe image.
chawax (17600) 2011-08-28 12:59
I thought that Ireland had the most coloured houses in the world, but these Argentina ones are just incredible !
Have a nice day,
abmdsudi (36344) 2011-08-28 20:37
What a lovely image. Love the rustic feel to it in vibrant colors, subtle light, shadows
and textures running through the image. Impressive composition, looks its very well
maintained and preserved. Nice lines and patterns of the stonework,
and good interplay of colors. A charming fascade with great character, a cheery sight
well taken, Congrats
Hansaphotos (6329) 2011-08-29 5:22
What a fine capture of these colourful houses. The tight framing works well here. Interesting details and a fabulous mixture of colours. Beautiful work:) Have a nice day.
Best regards, Erling
mafegan (8622) 2011-08-29 23:57
Great title - almost says it all - there are also many different textures! Well seen and imagined. Cheers, Marlene
Bournazel (6331) 2011-09-07 2:38
une image pleine de couleurs tres agreable et qui attire tout de suite l'oeil
Surement un spot inratable !!
smarcell (19963) 2011-09-12 9:21
This place must be the promise land for photographers !
Excellent composition, with very good saturation, to take the best from the colourful building
SnapRJW (27068) 2011-10-08 0:42
Hello Matt - You must have posted this one just before I left for holiday and catching up with your posts this one jumped off the screen! What a fascinating building and captured under perfect light to show off the brilliant colours. Super. Best regards Rosemary
fotka (2925) 2011-10-08 9:04
It looks that we follow each others. I also have pleasure to visit this beautiful city including La Boca. To bad that we didn't have opportunity to meet each other and talk about our passion-photography.
It's lovely shot of Italian old houses. They have strong vivid colors. This place has special atmosphere when you there. Great colors, light, sharpness and interesting note.
aliabazari (10530) 2012-01-17 12:59
This is a beautiful puzzle. I'm saying to you congratulations.
Many thanks for your comment to my images
kennyblack (4207) 2013-05-15 8:49
Dazzling colors that capture your 'eye to' instant for the incredible variations and contrasts and this is what makes it very special. Colors so you can find them again only in Burano (Venice). Congratulations on the 'excellent shooting and sharing.
The best greetings, have a nice day ... Marino
- Copyright: Matt Le Blanc (i9l2y1m8a8t3) (4748)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-22
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D5000, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor
- Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2011-08-27 6:47
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