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Thursday, March 30, 2006

La Boca

Here they are, photos from La Boca. We went there last Friday, and much to my dismay, it grew quite cloudy and even rained at times. Not the best situation for taking photos in such a colorful neighborhood. I will go back, though, to take photos a bit away from all the color, where all there is to see are crumbling buildings, clothes hanging inside abandoned, grand old structures with plants growing out of the walls and shirtless, or dirty clothed children hanging around outside.

I find myself writing here less and less. I think it is a direct reflection of the messiness in my head right now. Like, the more I should write things out, the less I do. Of course, it is all personal, too, so that might have something to do with it.

I was going to name this post 10 Reasons Why Everyone Should Have a Very Low Opinion of Me Right Now (Most especially my girlfriend), but I was afraid it might come off as being self-pitying and I don't want that. Needless to say, today, or this week, is one of those times where you see aspects of your personality in a bright and startling light that reveals just how unattractive those things are. Add to that the fact that everything I once thought made sense about the future no longer does and a general Latin American-oriented lazy attitude towards finding work and, well, those are just a few reasons that would have been listed.

Where does this all leave me? Desperately needing to lessen the importance of the pronoun me.

Welcome to La Boca

This was the first man I saw when we got off the bus in La Boca...quite friendly and willing to let me take a few shots of him. Any opinions as to which is better?

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Welcome to La Boca, Pt. 2

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A Very Creepy Poster

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Isn't This the Flag of an African Country?

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Not All Bright

Though La Boca is known for its bright houses, there is a lot of gray and sadness as well. What's more, the area reeks of pollution. One day soon Im going to walk around the main road leading to Boca...it will be a lot more revealing than anything to be found in the tourist area.
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Even the Disgusting Polluted Harbor is a Bit Bright

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A Picture I've Seen Before

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Boca Jr. Pride

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A Lesson in Primary Colors

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A Reminder of Max

Natalia noticed this cat first, struck by the contrast of white and blue. I was taken by the cat's resemblance to my mom and dad's late and beloved cat, Max...although this cat represents the pre-Elvis Max.

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A Photo By Natalia

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Over the Wall

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The Virgin Mother

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A Tree

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Wall Walker

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Wall Painting

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Guard Dogs

In the background is the stadium Boca Jr. play their home games in. I was thinking about walking down the tracks a bit, to where the men were working with the fire and maybe on down to the stadium, but then the dogs started barking and I got scared.
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The Teacher

This guy was great in correcting my Spanish as I spoke with him about the holiday in commememoration of the 30th anniversary of the military coming to power in 1976. I didn't know that Henry Kissinger supported the military power, even after it became evident the lengths they were going to repress political discussion and journalists. I suppose it was a different time then.

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Tweety Boy

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Tweety Boy, Pt. 2

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Poison

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The Goalkeeper

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The Goalkeeper, Pt. 2

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The Goalkeeper, Pt. 3

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Curly and the Angry Homeless Man

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