Saturday, March 28, 2009

La Boca District

~Introducing La Boca, Buenos Aires~





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 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.



Hope you enjoyed the colors of La Boca. My new header is a photo of La Boca as
well.


theteach

8 comments:

Happily Retired Gal said...

I love the new header and the colorful photos of La Boca District! They're wonderful ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Akelamalu said...

I love your new header and thos photographs of La Boca district are just beautiful! If I had the nerve I'd paint my house in those colours! :0

Travis said...

Quite the colorful district there!

♥ Kathy said...

I LOVE all those colors! So pretty...and it looks good on your header too :D

Lois Grebowski said...

how colorful! LOVE IT!!!!!

Pagan Sphinx said...

I was going to compliment you on the new blog header, only to be treated to more great shots of these colorful dwellings. What a great series! Thanks for sharing these!

Robin said...

Ooh, I love these. What a fun and colorful place to live. I think I'd feel cheerful all the time if I lived there LOL.

BLOGitse said...

I found it! where the top pic on your front page is from...(header)
oooh, i love these colors!
We should have more colors on the walls, everywhere. These make us smile, feel better...
thanks for sharing! i'll be back again :)