#684. 3 Hours in La Boca

By Dallas Thomas | Travel Photography

Jan 04


La Boca is a neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, its early settlers were Italian.  It is also the home of football club Boca Juniors and a photographers dream if you are into colour and textures, I think must of us are.



These days it’s mainly geared toward tourists with its colourful buildings, numerous restaurants and of course Tango. I not a dancer but enjoyed watching,  no photos I’m afraid, too far away for the 50 mill.



A trip to La Boca if you are in Buenos Aires is well worth the US$10 tax fare each way from Centro and the 3 hours or so required to eat and have a walk around and soak up the atmosphere.



As has been said many times before in numerous forums, pictures are worth a thousand words, so no more words from me.


















Photos taken with Nikon D4S and either Zeiss Milvus 1.4/50 or 2.8/21


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  • philberphoto says:

    Wow!!! You are so right, Dallas, this is a feast for the eyes! I don’t know which ranks highest in my mind now, appreciation, or jealousy…

    • Philippe, you would have a ball around their with your excellent eye, Dallas

    • jean pierre (pete) guaron says:

      “. . . appreciation, or jealousy”? Both, Philippe – the same answer I always give when asked if I would prefer to have huîtres ou champagne.

  • Jens says:

    I’m with the appreciation. Really good work, great angles, great crops, a fiesta of colour and texture. But somewhere in the back of my mind lurks the question that was recently discussed here on DS: how legit is it to photograph (and to live off artistically/photographically) someone else’s art?

    • Your kind comments are appreciated. You are right regarding the discussion about shooting others work, I abide by what Colton said “Imitation is the sincerest [form] of flattery”


  • Jean Luc says:

    Colours, texture… a real pleasure and a teaser to go there for a futur trip.

  • Mark says:

    I really enjoyed my time in La Boca back in 2009 (hard to believe it was so long ago). It’s always interesting to see different takes on the same location, or what changes have occurred. Looking at your images reminds me that I need to go back and take another look at mine. A possibly interesting coincidence I discovered during a recent trip to Cape Town, South Africa: There is a small neighborhood there called “Boca” that has brightly painted and colorful homes and buildings. It’s a historic, mostly Muslim neighborhood, and also is a big draw for tourists. When there I could not help but be reminded of La Boca in Buenos Aires, and how strange it is that two cities on opposite sides of the globe have similarly named and visually interesting neighborhoods. Sometimes it really is a small world.

  • jean pierre (pete) guaron says:

    I wish I had a job like yours, Dallas – was this a stopover on your way home from South Georgia? – the colours are fantastic, and you’ve captured the local atmosphere perfectly.

    • Pete, Like you I’m retired and as I’ve heard many times you’re dead along time. We spent sometime in BA before heading South,which will be the subject of my next post. Dallas

  • John W says:

    WOW and YIKES!!! That’s some colourful. I’m jelous. BA is on my “bucket list”, but I’d want a week there to really immerse myself in a place like that. Another togs paradise is Trinidad on the south coast of Cuba; it tends more toward pastels rather than the eye searing colour of La Boca. Great work. Can’t wait to see the next installment.

    • John, a week would be ideal in BA, but leave time for a ferry trip to Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, a charming little place of Portuguese origin.The colour is wonderful, a small amount of artistic license was used in PP to exploit the material. The next article has been commenced I hope to have it ready in a week or so. Dallas

  • Sean says:

    Hi Dallas,
    Vibrant, very vibrant …

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