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.
San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 24-Jan-2013.
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.
And finally, to help you get your bearings: a wall map below and below that, Google’s version.
A few links of interest:
- Top 10 Things To See And Do In San Telmo, Buenos Aires – Culture Trip (19 Oct 2016)
- The Best Cities to Be a Street Artist in Today – Artsy (19 Jan 2017)
- Blackout: How Argentina ‘Eliminated’ Africans From Its History And Conscience – International Business Times (4 Jun 2013) Good read
- Argentina: Running a Restaurant With 40 Percent Inflation – Paste (11 Jan 2017)
- Writer Gabriela Massuh explains how Buenos Aires is becoming increasingly more segregated – Buenos Aires Herald (2 Dec 2016)
- Lonely Planet
- San Telmo accommodations (Booking.com)