Buenos Aires is the pre-eminent European Capital of the Southern Hemisphere. If you are flown there and do not know where you are, you may think you are in any of the old capitals of western Europe such as Barcelona, Budapest, Milano or Zagreb. The colorful images above and below is of an old area of the city called La Boca. This zone is one of the oldest of the city and it has an a Bohemian air with streets full of artists, peddlers and the ubiquitous pick pockets.
La Boca is mainly a tourist area but if you wander just a couple of blocks away from this zone, you will find yourself in a rundown slum. Wondering as I do, I ventured into this area and soon a passing local accosted me and told to get out because it would not be long before I would be relieved of my camera. Yes, there were threatening looking characters but the photo opportunities were tempting. Fortunately I left with the camera and a few rewarding images as the one below.
As you can see, the color combinations are saturated and well aged. One can spend days in this place and never get tired of the photo opportunities and the propositions. Would you like to tango?