La Boca

Our last day in Buenos Aires, we headed to the iconic La Boca neighborhood. The neighborhood sits at the mouth of the Riachuelo River, (hence its name La Boca – The Mouth) its brightly-colored Caminito Street La Boca’s biggest draw.

2542 Buenos Aires Argentina Palermo

Pour notre dernier jour à Buenos Aires nous sommes allés dans le quartier emblématique de la Boca. Le quartier est à l’embouchure de la rivière Riachuelo (d’où son nom La Boca, i.e. La Bouche) et la très colorée rue Caminito en est l’attraction principale.

2543 Buenos Aires Argentina La Boca

2544 Buenos Aires Argentina La BocaEven the Pope was hanging out in El Caminito /// Même le pape est de sortie à El Caminito

2546 Buenos Aires Argentina La Boca

2548a Buenos Aires Argentina La Boca

2549 Buenos Aires Argentina La BocaCalico Cat stop /// Un arrêt chat tricolore

2550 Buenos Aires Argentina La Boca

2551 Buenos Aires Argentina La BocaApparently the day the concrete was poured, a parade of four-footed and two-footed creatures came through. /// Visiblement le jour où le béton a été coulé un défilé de créatures à quatre et deux pattes est passé par là.

2552 Buenos Aires Argentina La BocaThe founder of Buenos Aires, Don Pedro de Mendoza /// Le fondateur de Buenos Aires, Don Pedro de Mendoza

2553 Buenos Aires Argentina San TelmoRussian Orthodox Church, San Telmo /// Eglise orthodoxe russe, San Telmo

2554 Buenos Aires Argentina San Telmo

2555 Buenos Aires Argentina San TelmoWe had sat down for coffee and out of curiosity I looked up Mariano Mores since we were, after all, on his street. It turns out he was a famous Argentinian Tango composer, performer, and conductor. Coincidentally he had passed away that very morning, April 13, at the age of 98. /// Alors que nous étions assis à un café, Anne a recherché qui était Mariano Mores puisque, après tout, nous étions dans sa rue. Il s’avère que c’était un célèbre compositeur de tango argentin, musicien et chef d’orchestre de renom. Par pure coïncidence il s’est éteint le matin même, le 13 avril, à l’âge de 98 ans.

2556 Buenos Aires Argentina San Telmo

2557 Buenos Aires Argentina San Telmo

2558 Buenos Aires Argentina San TelmoJulien with the Mafalda crew! A truly Argentine sendoff from the Argentine capital. Next stop, Iguazú Falls. /// L’équipe de Mafalda et moi ! Un au revoir typiquement argentin que nous a donné la capitale. Prochain arrêt, les chutes d’Iguazú.

 

 

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  1. Maria Reiland May 11, 2016 — 6:34 pm

    Such colorful houses and businesses. Is that a statue of the Pope in the balcony?? I love coincidences such as almost witnessing Mariano Mores’ death. It looks like he was just born a few weeks after my father…
    Yes, in all of Latin America La Mafalda is very popular. Did you happen to see Manuelita, the turtle who went to Paris to make herself beautiful and came back looking as bad as when she left? My mother, my sisters and I and Catherine love the song!! I still would like to see you two dancing el tango before I leave!

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