Tango, Soccer, the Pope and Choripan

If one thinks about Argentina nowadays several things come to mind: Tango, Soccer and the Pope. These and other icons come together in Caminito: a street in La Boca neighborhood, a great place for street and travel photography.

Caminito street, La Boca neighborhood. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo by Eduardo Libby

 

Caminito street, La Boca neighborhood. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo by Eduardo Libby

If you google “La Boca Buenos Aires” you come up with a good introduction to this colorful location:

“La Boca is a working-class area with a cluster of attractions near the Riachuelo River. Steakhouses and street artists surround Caminito, a narrow alley flanked by brightly painted zinc shacks that evoke the district’s early immigrant days. A cauldron of noise on match days, La Bombonera is the home ground of Boca Juniors soccer team.”

This is my second post about Buenos Aires: a Photoessay shot entirely with a cameraphone: an iPhone 7. You can read the first one here.

 

Caminito street, La Boca neighborhood. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo by Eduardo Libby

 

Caminito street, La Boca neighborhood. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo by Eduardo Libby

 

La Boca neighborhood. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo by Eduardo Libby

 

Caminito street, La Boca neighborhood. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo by Eduardo Libby

 

Caminito street, La Boca neighborhood. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo by Eduardo Libby

 

Caminito street, La Boca neighborhood. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo by Eduardo Libby

 

Caminito street, La Boca neighborhood. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo by Eduardo Libby

 

Caminito street, La Boca neighborhood. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo by Eduardo Libby

 

Choripan vendor. Caminito street, La Boca neighborhood. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo by Eduardo Libby

Caminito is named after a very nostalgic song. Listen to classic argentinian singer Carlos Gardel in Youtube singing it by clicking here.

Do you also prefer a cameraphone for street/travel photography in cities?

 

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3 thoughts on “Tango, Soccer, the Pope and Choripan”

  1. What a great collection Eduardo! My favourite is your cover shot – the man with the accordion with the lady portrait on the wall looking at him. Perfect composition! Also like the shot of the Tango Dance + girl taking a photo!

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