La Boca

This is probably the most famous picture printed that best describes Argentina. I've heard a lot of different versions as to why the buildings are so colourful, but most people tend to agree that it's because the old ship painters (this place is directly near the port) used to bring home a lot of spare paint from their job and as this was a very poor area, the locals used colour to 'liven' it up.

Please correct me if I'm wrong!!


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Taken on June 28, 2007