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[who?] 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.
The Caminito of tango lore, an example of the colour of La Boca attributable to local artist Benito Quinquela Martín.
The riverwalk at the Rocha Bend of the Riachuelo.
In 1882, after a lengthy general strike, La Boca seceded from Argentina, and the rebels raised the Genoese flag, which was immediately torn down personally by then President Julio Argentino Roca.
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. Other attractions include the La Ribera theatre, many tango clubs and Italian taverns.
It has also been a centre for radical politics, having elected the first socialist member of the Argentine Congress (Alfredo Palacios in 1935) and was home to many demonstrations during the crisis of 2001.
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. In La Boca many of the residents are of mixed European descent. Mainly Italian, Spanish, German, French, Arab and Basque.
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Merou (4726) 2010-10-12 14:24
I like it. Why ? It's a common shoot to mix paint and human but in your case you have a pleasant composition and attitude from the girl
sothy81 (9630) 2010-10-12 14:26
Very interesting picture, contrasting well with the painting of the man and the lady who shows similar facial expression to the man. Well captured. Sothy
chandrapranil (1087) 2010-10-12 14:28
What an interesting image! I really like the fact the painting is staring right at the camera while the lady is looking away.... your timing was spot on! Your sharpness and framing is also excellent!
Only thing I would say is the photo seems to be slightly tilted to the right ever so slightly.
Thank you for sharing
KLB (23723) 2010-10-12 14:44
You've got the eye to see this funny scene.
Your composition is perfect to play with the two characters, the real one and the painting.
I like their smile, almost the same !
Great and original catch, compliments.
batalay (39915) 2010-10-12 16:02
Merhaba Coskun Bey,
Ne tesadüf ve sonucu ne hos bir fotograf bu. Ellerinize saglik,
Sevgi ve selamlar,
macondo (19780) 2010-10-12 16:30
Very well composed photo, and a very bold one, with the girl occupying such a small area of the picture. Her pose and facial expression somehow fits with that of the man in the picture. Very pleasing work.
zeynepe (0) 2010-10-12 22:41
Harika bir anı yakalamışsın Cosh:) La boca en çok gitmek istediğim yerlerden biri ...
ymrk (15085) 2010-10-13 0:56
çok çok güzel...bir şiir bile yazılabilir bu fotoğrafa ;P
cagla (4342) 2010-10-13 13:09
Çok hoş bir kompozisyon olmuş, resim sanki kızın babası gibi, benziyorlar mı ne?.. Elinize sağlık.
amazon (12112) 2010-10-15 3:52
hmmm bunda arkaya yaslan denilmemiş ama duvardaki adamınbakıyormuş gibi ki hali...nedemekse....şahane,
efi (5303) 2010-10-19 0:46
gülümseme taklidi çok komik ve başarılı,netlik ve kompozisyon da..elinesağlık..
didemay (2945) 2010-10-22 3:21
Cansiz model ile canli modelinin dudaklarinda ortak muzip bir gulumseme var. Gerci canli modelin ifadesi hakkinda bir oyku bile yazilabilir. Her ikisinin de durdugu yer nefis bir kompozisyon olusturmus.
- Copyright: Coskun Tezic (Tezic) (17867)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-09-09
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200mm AF-S VR DX
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-10-12 14:17