Sunday In San Telmo

February 08, 2016  •  1 Comment

Swing dancing at one of the clubs in San Telmo

We are now in Puerto Iguazu in northeast Argentina on the border between Paraguay and Brazil. We'll be here for a few days to visit the famous Foz de Iguazu. I seem to have a pretty good internet connection here so I thought I'd try to finish uploading some more photos from Buenos Aires. These were made on Jan 31, when we went on a long walking tour through San Telmo to La Boca. 

These were the guys that got the crowd dancing, they are a local group called the Hot Cats and play some great dixieland and swing type jazz. I bought their CD.

I stopped to listen to the beautiful voice of this young musician performing on a street corner in San Telmo

Her name is Luz Rodriguez, she is originally from Columbia, but now calls the San Telmo district of BA her home. I also bought her CD.

Another one of the street musicians in San Telmo, he was part of a group that played a jazzy Latin style, they were very good, but I passed on the CD and left a few pesos in their hat.

San Telmo has a great weekend artisan's market where an amazing variety of hand made items, antiques, clothing and books are sold. As a photography teacher I have been teaching and using pinhole cameras for years. I had to stop to check out these fantastic hand made versions that were on sale in the market. The lady's husband makes them and she adds the creative designs to the bodies. 

A close up view of one of the very original "one of a kind" pinhole camera kits she was selling.

A book display at the San Telmo market, the Beat Generation seems to be alive and well and hiding out in Buenos Aires

If you have any room left in your house and you like old and classy things, San Telmo would be a great place to shop for them, the air fare would be the killer though

There are also plenty of great little restaurants and romantic cafe's in San Telmo.

Here's a wider view of one of the streets of San Telmo, its just a very cool part of the city to explore

By now you must have the impression that San Telmo is the artsy, bohemian part of BA, and keeping with that reputation, I was impressed by the quality of the graffiti artists who display their work there.

As we were leaving San Telmo and heading towards La Boca, we walked through a park that was filled with young families and their kids. We stopped to watch what seemed to be a very chaotic scene on this play-structure, in spite of the confusion, everybody seemed to get their turn on the slide, a great metaphor for this city.... maybe sometimes.

 


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Liana(non-registered)
I've always loved your pictures of people. Even the picture of the cafe has the two patrons sitting by the window. They capture life in a city. I feel like I can feel a bit of the culture through your pictures.
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