Wednesday, August 29, 2012

La Boca: Color-Blocked Barrio

Though one of 48 barrios in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires, La Boca is certainly its most colorful. This popular destination for tourists boasts beautiful color-blocked houses and the Caminito, a pedestrian street where tango artists perform. I'd be dancing in the streets, too, if my neighborhood looked like this! Just about anything goes where color is concerned, and yet all of the color combinations work, which is inspiring!

An example of Fileteado art, which is typical of Buenos Aires, and prevalent in La Boca. This sign says, "Good for Adam that he didn't have a mother-in-law."

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