La Boca is one of the poorer barrios (neighbourhoods) in Buenos Aires. Its location near the port made it a logical place to live for fishermen and dockworkers.
One of the many pieces of art celebrating the shipyard workers that originally populated this neighbourhood.
Their small houses were put together out of spare wood and corrugated metal, and painted with brilliant colours left over from painting the ships.
The ‘fútbol’ stadium home of the Boca Juniors is on the outskirts of this area. It can get very rough at night and even during the day, anyone who ventures out of the touristed area of La Boca usually ends up with a story to tell. The Boca Juniors colours of yellow and blue were taken from a Swedish ship that was in dock the day the team was formed.
A ‘statue’ of Maradona, a star (and later coach) (occasionally known as GOD) of the Boca Juniors team in Buenos Aires.
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