Street Art – La Boca, Buenos Aires

Continuing to process images from my visits to Buenos Aires in Argentina. Today’s images are from the port district of La Boca, famous as the home of Boca Juniors soccer club, but also home to a great deal of colourful street art.

This art is concentrated on and around El Caminito. Meaning little path in Spanish, El Caminito is a street of colourfully painted houses many of which were built towards the end of the 19th and the start of the 20th century.

After the closure of the railroad which serviced the area, the street was largely abandoned until the 1950s when the residents decided to regenerate the area and local artists began using the tenements as a canvas.

Wall mural, La Boca.

Wall mural, La Boca. A multi-shot panoramic.

The work of “Shogun” decorates a number of walls.

multi-shot panoramic. The work of “Shogun” decorates a number of walls.

Tourists passing through.

Tourists passing through.

Colour co-ordinated streetscape.

Colour co-ordinated streetscape.

Dappled light on green wall, La Boca.

Dappled light on green wall, La Boca, Buenos Aires.

Wall mural, La Boca.

Wall mural, La Boca.

Street art La Boca. Che Guevara meets Diego Maradona.

Street art La Boca. Che Guevara meets Diego Maradona.

There are more pictures in my Argentina image gallery for those that are interested. ~KD