Calle Museo Caminito – Caminito Street Museum, Buenos Aires

The Caminito, in addition to being a popular tourist hangout in the Boca Neighborhood of Buenos Aires, also serves as a street museum for public art.  Some of the many works of art displayed on the walls and in the streets are Bombero Voluntario (Volunteer Firefighter) by Ernesto Scaglia, La Sirga (The Tow) by Julio B. Vergottini, La Canción (The Song) by Julio B. Vergottini, Guardia Vieja Tango (Old Guard – Tango) by Israel Hoffman, and Herrero Boquense (Boca Blacksmith) by Marisa Balmaseda Krause.

Bombero Voluntario (Volunteer Firefighter) by Ernesto Scaglia

Bombero Voluntario (Volunteer Firefighter) by Ernesto Scaglia

SOURCE:  Bombero Voluntario (Volunteer Firefighter) by Ernesto Scaglia (Buenos Aires, Argentina), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 Jan 2011.

La Sirga (The Tow) by Julio B. Vergottini

La Sirga (The Tow) by Julio B. Vergottini

SOURCE:   La Sirga (The Tow) by Julio B. Vergottini (Buenos Aires, Argentina), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 Jan 2011.

La Canción (The Song) by Julio B. Vergottini

La Canción (The Song) by Julio B. Vergottini

SOURCE:  La Canción (The Song) by Julio B. Vergottini (Buenos Aires, Argentina), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 Jan 2011.

Guardia Vieja Tango (Old Guard - Tango)

Guardia Vieja Tango (Old Guard – Tango)

SOURCE:   Guardia Vieja Tango (Old Guard – Tango) (Buenos Aires, Argentina), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 Jan 2011.

Herrero Boquense (Boca Blacksmith) by Marisa Balmaseda Krause

Herrero Boquense (Boca Blacksmith) by Marisa Balmaseda Krause

SOURCE:  Herrero Boquense (Boca Blacksmith) by Marisa Balmaseda Krause (Buenos Aires, Argentina), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 02 Jan 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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2 Responses to Calle Museo Caminito – Caminito Street Museum, Buenos Aires

  1. Josefina Argüello says:

    Amo este barrio de la Boca, para mí es el encargado de enamorar a cualquier turista que la visite, las casas viejas, sus colores, sus artesanos en una perfecta combinación con la cercanía del río hacen de la boca el lugar ideal para conocer la historia del tango y la tradición argentina. Caminito, tradiconal calle llena de arte. Ir los fines de semana es todo un desafío ya que se llena de gente.
    Josefina A. – hoteles boutique

  2. Steve says:

    A translation of Josefina A.’s comment into English:

    I love this neighborhood of La Boca, for me it is responsible for inspiring love to any tourist who visits, the old houses, their colors, their artisans in a perfect combination with the mouth of the nearby river makes La Boca the ideal place to learn about the history of tango and the Argentina tradition. The Caminito, a traditional street full of art. It is a challenge to go on the weekends because it is crowded.
    Josefina A. – Boutique Hotels

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