Vuelta de Rocha
Meaning: “Vuelta “: turn, Rocha: name of the Avenue (a merchant and rancher)
This site was used by Admiral William Brown, founder of the Armada Argentina, to establish the barracks of his squadron during the war against the Empire of Brazil, which is why it was declared Historic Site in l948
Description of the place from right to left
The Riachuelo (small river) which has its water highly polluted, so they are dark brown, here it manages (poor one) to reflect the sky
At the end ( not seen but present) is Rio de la Plata, the river at which side is Buenos Aires, so at the far back there are cranes working at the port
The two bridges made in England with iron (not working now) and an elevated highway to cross from Buenos Aires city to Buenos Aires province
Along Vuelta De Rocha are very colored buildings, one a museum, the color is characteristic of the quartier, where people from Italia arrived and live long time ago
Finally where the taxis are (yellow and black ones) It is located a bust of Admiral Guillermo Brown ( July Vergotini work), this is the place where Caminito , a very touristic place begins (there is also a famous tango with its name)
In this small cove that describes the course of the Riachuelo, the square is called “Of the Sighs”, because in this place people from Genoa would met to remember nostalgically his distant homeland
Was taken from the terrace of a café situated on top of a modern, beautiful Museum
Location: Av Pedro de Mendoza and Del Valle Iberlucea, La Boca., Buenos Aires
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npecanhuk (61562) 2013-09-18 20:18
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
mohammad_H (8822) 2013-09-18 20:46
In proper perspective, View image handsome, eye-catching and unique, pleasant feel, good resolution
Royaldevon (26815) 2013-09-19 1:19
These wide views are not always easy to compose but you have achieved a fine curve, to lead the viewers around the harbour, from the f/g to the b/g. There is a lot of activity and lots of details for the viewers to absorb. I particularly like the reflections in the water.
Have a great day,
ikeharel (53025) 2013-09-19 1:51
Managed to include interesting elements on one pic.: The port and cranes, wonderful wwaterfront promenade, filled with people stroll along, and city buildings in diff. colors on left. Yellow/black taxi-cans added a vivid tone here. Nice view from a terrace, under fairly-mild light.
You gaver good directions on your note. Always interesting to know.
Romano46 (16580) 2013-09-19 7:56
in questa tua foto mi sorprende la vista di una immagine inconsueta di Buenos Aires, abituati come siamo a vedere sempre e solo il centro con le sue ampie strade e gli edifici imponenti.
Qui al contrario prevale un ambiente portuale, come dimostrano ampiamente la presenza numerosa di gru, con la differenza che spesso tali zone appaiono riservate ad un traffico industriale trascurando la presenza di altre attività.
Qui al contrario si avverte una presenza molto viva, sia per gli innumerevoli passanti e come si può facilmente presumere dalla numerosa schiera di taxi che sostano.
Una piacevole composizione nella quale i colori hanno la loro importanza . Molto bbuoni anche nitidezza e contrasto.
Brava. Ciao e buona giornata
adramad (35625) 2013-09-19 10:39
Una maravilla de composicion, con este final de la ensenada, que vemos aqui tan recogida y segura para los barcos, muy bonita linea de fachadas, sobre todo en esas casas pequeñas, de tan bonito colorido.
La presencia de toda esa gente en la calle da un buen toque de vitalidad y encanto.
Fantastica iluminacion y colorido.
La buena nitidez nos permite tambien recrearnos en la imagen tan bien captada.
Ten una buena tarde.
Saludos muy cordiales.
abmdsudi (40174) 2013-09-19 11:04
Great ideas having a little go at street photography from above watching the vista and people going about their business down below. A well spotted scene obviously worthy and nice exploitation of the high viewpoint what I call a birds eye view. Love the simple strength of this, specks of vivid colors perspective, composition and placement just stood there. That's striking against the setting that really makes you take a closer look it's not only a photo work but this appeals in a big way to me. Well done, Congrats!
Silvio1953 (116861) 2013-09-19 11:48
Ciao Maria, great POV on fantastic place, lovely composittion with a lot of people, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
gervaso (9365) 2013-09-20 5:08
Veo en tu mapa de TE que conoces justo los países que me faltan de Sudamérica, así que es probable que este sea uno de los próximos lugares que voy. El punto de vista es perfecto para mostrar tantos detalles de esa avenida! Excelente composición, con buenos colores y encuadre!
EstudioChispa (1890) 2013-09-20 8:34
Quizás puedo decirla esto in español...
Una buena foto te muestre un lugar. Una gran foto te transporta allá.
Esto foto me transporta a Buenos Aires! Muchas gracias!
Waylim (25162) 2013-09-20 11:30
I have not seen La Boca from up here. I wouldn't how to get up there. But I had lots of fun walking around this area with all the colorfull houses and funny statues. This is a good POV that over look the whole harbor and neighborhood. Thanks.
fabbs99 (16079) 2013-09-20 22:26
Great shot. Excellent sharpness and very well done.TFS.
ChrisJ (94836) 2013-09-21 1:50
I like the repetition of the cranes along the horizon. Good sharpness and a superb high vantage point. The sweeping 'c' shaped curve of the bay at right adds good lead in lines. Nice reflections in the water also. The people and taxis add scale and context. Tfs!
cornejo (28517) 2013-09-21 4:23
Hola María, muy buena vista de este famoso e interesante barrio de esta ciudad, buen pov, encuadre, nitidez, luz y color. Estupendo trabajo bien hecho, mis felicitaciones amiga mia, gracias por compartir este bonito trabajo.
Buen dia y feliz domingo.
Didi (55145) 2013-09-23 10:46
Bonsoir ma belle
Pas facile à écrire avec un téléphone
Joli point de vue dominant sur la ville
Bonnie qualité d'éclairage
Je serai de retour dans 13 jours
mkamionka (29407) 2013-09-24 12:39
I am glad that from distant travels you have came back now to equally interesting for me your daily life which is BA. Nice panoramic view with several interesting elements like the cranes, so photogenic. I remember the characteristic taxi cabs as well.
Very good idea, well done!
ourania (27138) 2013-09-26 13:10
I think that your point of view is ideal, you've composed this picture in a wonderful way, adjusting it to the character of this place and ensuring excellent clarity that allows us to enjoy a great wealth of details. A very rewarding, vivid and interesting view that, together with your note, makes us familiar with this important area. I like very much how you've combined the busy setting with fine subdued colours. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
jcpix (11648) 2013-10-13 20:40
Pictures along a waterfront are always fun and exciting ones for me, I like the lively atmosphere that's usually generated. There seems to be more activity in such areas, and this is a good example of just that. This particular shot reminds me a lot of Portland, Oregon with the bridges, multi-colored buildings and the people out and about enjoying the day...or even going to work. :) The surface of the water almost looks like glass, it's silky smooth and has rendered some solid reflections. An upbeat and energetic photo, this is a great look at the daily life aspect. Hope you had a nice weekend. Enjoy the day ahead.
p.s. Thank you for your support of my pictures from France...as you well know, it's one of my absolute favorites. :) Bonsoir, mon ami!
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4768) 2013-10-13 22:04
Thanks for sharing this! I've been to La boca many times when I visited Argentina in 2011 but I ever knew this POV. Thanks for sharing this. I'll definitely check out this cafe that you were telling. I love his post cause it shows not just the beautiful colored houses of La boca but also the serene water scene which is beside this lovely place. Great shot, love the street scene, looks like it's a bit quiter and looks more organized.
mirosu (12676) 2013-10-26 2:39
Excellent panorama view to the small bay and town buildings. The bird viewpoint is very good, the light and reflections excellent.
jmdias (52918) 2013-11-25 0:37
me recuerdo de este lugar, creo que el caminito esta cerca de él. de todo que he mirado acá me recuerdo más de un viejo edificio con una escena de trabajadores hecha en la pared en relevo, una pieza preciosa de arte que estava muy dañada, espero que la tengan salvado.
Hermosa esta vista con los detalles urbanos de esta parte de la ciudad.
boa (5797) 2014-03-24 7:35
i remember La Boca very well, we had short visit there for a few hours. It was a colorful place and many tourists, I felt that Palermo was a better area for me. You have choosen a good spot for this shot, excellent overview of the area and good sharpness and clarity. I took a Taxi at the Taxi station to the left, by the way:)
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2014-04-03 20:43
Maria, famosa, panoramica y hermosa La Boca en tu país maravilloso y has logrado de presentarla muy bien!!
gracias por haber visitado mi galeria..
Cricri (101805) 2014-04-21 6:01
Intéressant POV sur la ville et le port, des bâtiments très différents, plus récents et ceux anciens très colorées, la couleur des taxi jaune/noir, une ru très animées, belle présentation