5.01.2010

Colorful Caminito

Pictures by yours truly.






Caminito is a smorgasbord of eye candy.  It lies within the Boca neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  It is a must see in B.A.  Today my husband and I went there wide-eyed and awe-struck just trying to take it all in.  It was like a childhood fantasy come true with all the colorful buildings painted bright all side by side.  

The story behind it: Between 1880 and 1930 many Italian immigrants came to the port La Boca.  The Italian immigrants brought their proud traditions of painting the outside of their house to La Boca and used leftover paint from the shipyards.  

Traditionally this is a poor community and this remains true in the surrounding areas.  Be careful with your belongings and avoid going too far into the neighborhoods nearby. 

51 comments:

wallflower said...

Wow, those photos are amazing. I want to visit sometime.

I also want to paint my future house odd colours.

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

What a very colorful neighborhood. If my neighborhood was that colorful I think I'd be able to start each day with a smile because I just can't get enough of all those happy colors.

bds said...

I really love these vibrant photos!

Yes, agreed, we'll make GREAT blog friends :) Thanks for following!! I really love your blog. (great song playlist as well)

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

ooooh I bought alfajores at that Havanna :)
Memories... Beautiful photos!

Hope Chella said...

the colors are fantastic!!! Makes me smile and forget my cold for a little while :) xx

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, gorgeous colors! How fun! You are a great photographer, Rachael! So happy you are enjoying your trip, this looks like a great way to top it off!

Chloe said...

Thank you so much for the comment and following!
Wow, Buenos Aires looks so lovely, so vibrant and colourful.. Enough to brighten up the dreary weather in England!

I really like your blog too; you and your husband are adorable! I'm definitely a new fan :)
Chloe X

Katie Lynn said...

What beautiful photos! It's so fitting that the neighborhood was settled by Italian immigrants -- These homes remind me of the houses we saw last summer on the Italian island of Burano (famous for making lace ... and for its rainbowesque residences). Gorgeous!

Sarah B said...

How fabulous!! I love the pink painted wrought iron balcony railing. What fun!

Dressing On The Side said...

what a wonderful journey...thank you for sharing so much with us. we'll still be here when you come back to the states.

Josie said...

These are SO gorgeous -- I agree; absolute eye candy!
xxoo Josie

Danica said...

this would be where my family is from. :)

Lisette said...

Thanks for the link! <3
Those pictures are amazing, I am absolutely inspired now tnx ^^

Lots of love,
Lisette

Sweetlisette.blogspot.com

ellinelle said...

..so cute buildings ..they are so colorfull , you can't not notice them : ))) very cute ..

beingdena said...

Love all the colors. Wonderful pictures. x

TheLittleFlower said...

The colours are amazing! I wish our buildings were like that!

Lucia said...

nice !

Jen in the Purple Pants said...

it's so pretty!!

Claire Kiefer said...

I love these pictures. How can you not be happy living in a house like that?

~Ivy~ said...

Your blog is cute... I'm glad I stopped by for some inspiration.
Cheers~Ivy

daisychain said...

oh incredible photos

~KS said...

Gorgeous... the colors just make me smile... it almost feels like a magical place from the photos. Enjoy your time there!!

Couture said...

These pictures are so pretty!

Leslie, Lemon Sweet Life said...

Wow!! These pictures are amazing!! You and your husband are so lucky to be able to see this. I would love to!!

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FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

Ooooh, I love these and all the colors!!!

Liesl :)

Mel said...

What a gorgeously colorful place!

m a d s said...

Wow, these photo's are completely amazing! I'd love to visit Argentina!
xxx

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Just LOVE you lively,playful and incredibly colorful post,my dear Rachael!!!-)*
These is very inspirational:-)))
It looks so phantastic,like little byt as Alice in the Wonderland... You photos gives me amazing feeling about the atmosphear there in Argentina,thank you so much,Rachael!
Wish you many beautiful adventure in you magical trip,darling!-)))

Love and hugs,
***Violetta***

Melissa Blake said...

STUNNING photos!! :)

Angelique said...

Beautiful pictures! :]

Great tip at the end.. People still need to be careful while traveling and not take things for granted, especially when you're a foreigner!

Carina Joana said...

So colourfull! Love it!

Aut said...

Ay, Argentina! Hermoso! I love the pictures; continue to put them up and delight us all!

Persis Shah said...

awesome pics...would love to go there someday!

Persis
http://onestylemile.blogspot.com/

julianne. said...

i love it. i love the colors. this place looks amazing.<3

carlotta said...

stunning photos!

MKL said...

You're really making great photos! :) and that from someone who's been told the same by few people ;)

lara said...

fantastic colors, fantastic lihgt, be happy

Gracie said...

Absolutely stunning photos. I want to visit to see all the lovely colours. It sounds like the most wonderful trip. You will have memories for life. x

Madiha said...

These pics look gorgeous babe!! i loove all the bright and beautiful colours! hope ur well darling..

Madichic
www.madichic.blogspot.com
xx

agnes said...

tes photos sont magnifiques..

Elizabeth said...

Sounds like the perfect combination of dangerous and colorful...two things every awesome neighborhood should be :)

Alison said...

Hi, dear! Love your blog, too, and thanks for becoming a follower!

Also, that second picture from the bottom looks like something straight out of my childhood dreams. Love.

ALFIE said...

these photos are amazing! the colors go perfectly with my mood today:: bright! warm! vibrant! alive! can't wait to read through some archives and start following :)

kirstyb said...

great post x

leigh ashley said...

so pretty!!

Robe à Flo said...

Funny building, and your photos are so nice!! ;)
Xoxo

Kristin said...

Wow, what fantastic photos! Such a beautiful explosion of colors.

tifsong said...

i ache for that color pallette in my life. i must go. i must.

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Waoo! that sure is colorful! Love the pics, thanks for sharing.

www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

MsHark said...

you need to take all these amazing photos you've taken during travel, and make sure to put them in frames on your walls :) we love doing that with photos of our travels!

steph

Fé... said...

What a wonderful city. I've always love a splash of color, it makes my day :)

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