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Vuelta de Rocha

Meaning: “Vuelta “: turn, Rocha: name of the Avenue (a merchant and rancher)

History
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

The Photo
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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