San Telmo Street Art

Another entry for my ‘Keeping up on Catching up‘ theme. Here’s a small collection of street art images found and snapped four years ago today in San Telmo, Buenos Aires’s oldest and among its most colorful districts. I wonder how many still exist?

Looking back, the lead photo at top, a lovely tribute to the legendary Cuban singer Omara Portuondo  on the Avenida Independencia, was my favorite. Stopping to snap the image also provided a good opportunity to clean the dog crap off the soles of my shoes. I hope Porteños have improved on that front.

And while on the topic (of Portuondo, that is), here’s Omara singing ‘Tres Palabras’ with the Buena Vista Social Club in Buenos Aires in October 2011 at the nearby Luna Park.

 

 

Enjoy!

San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 24-Jan-2013.

 

San Telmo street art 1

San Telmo street art 2

San Telmo street art 6

San Telmo street art 10

San Telmo street art 7

San Telmo street art 3

San Telmo street art 4

San Telmo street art 5

San Telmo street art 11

San Telmo street art 9

 

The next two aren’t street art but they do depict Bob Marley and an accordion, enough to warrant inclusion in any San Telmo photo gallery.

 

San Telmo street art 12

San Telmo street art 8

 

And finally, to help you get your bearings: a wall map below and below that, Google’s version.

San Telmo ceramic street map

 

A few links of interest:

 

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  1. paula graham says

    How superb…every one of the splendid photos you took.

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