Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Argentina - Buenos Aires part 2 - La Boca

La Boca is among the oldest parts of Buenos Aires (Fair Winds).
The city was first established as Ciudad de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen AyreFebruary 2, 1536 by a Spanish expedition under Pedro de Mendoza. The location of Mendoza's city was in today's San Telmo
(literally "City of Our Lady Saint Mary of the Fair Winds") district, south of the city center.

For Soccer enthusiasts Boca jr is a well known Football Club, where among others Diego Maradona did play. The large Arena is in the district.
Today La Boca is known for it's colourful houses, cafes and artists with lot's of small shops and even Tango performances. It's a must see for visitors to Buenos Aires. Safest time to visit is during day time. Go by taxi from the city center (USD 3-4).

Here comes pictures from our visit:

Entering La Boca from the Harbour side

Typical La Boca. Anna and Ingelin Window Shopping

Tango at the Cafe. If you want, you can be taken picture when dancing when the young couple.

Tor having Lunch

Paintings for sale

New friend - Feet in ice and Mate besides

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Blogger lime said...

don't look now but i think someone is coming up behind you to steal your lunch!

also, i gave you a little award yesterday. hope you enjoy it.

December 19, 2007 5:08 pm  
Anonymous said...

Wonderful buildings and paintings, love the fellow with his feet in the ice too, could come in handy when sightseeing :-)

December 19, 2007 6:39 pm  
Blogger Maribeth said...

What a magical place you and Anna have found!!! That lunch looks like it was delicious!

December 19, 2007 11:01 pm  
Anonymous claudie said...

If I had time now I would begin to learn dancing tango and fly immediatly to Buenos Aires to practice!

December 20, 2007 12:04 am  
Blogger Ex-Shammickite said...

Did you dance the tango before or after your lunch?

December 20, 2007 10:08 pm  

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