Photographer's Note

A shot from La Boca, Boca was located in the main port of Buenos Aires but did not allow shallow draft vessels large and so, upon the proposal by Eduardo Madero, the port is moved further north. As the area of ​​greatest entry of ships in the late nineteenth century began to be inhabited by Italian immigrants, mostly Genoese, who gave it its current appearance. Immigrants were grouped in Tenements and painted their houses with leftover paint brought by the sailors, as the paint enough to paint a house the same color used to paint them different colors. Apparently, the origin of the neighborhood and colors were not as vivid or as flashy as they appear today in Caminito street and its surroundings. It would have been the painter Martin Quinquela barrio dweller who reinterpret the tradition of the place. Later, he advised his neighbors to use these colors more vivid and varied. These colors were also used for buildings donated to the district: School-Museum, the School of Graphic Arts, the Municipal Lactaria the Kindergarten and Child Dental Institute.

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