Colors and history of La Boca - Caminito Argentina
By R. Donask
15 Jul 2009
La Boca was long one of the most degraded of the city, but their needs were, to some extent, the responsibility for their reputation worldwide. La Boca was the first port in the city. The neighborhood appeared and developed as a neighborhood of sailors. Therefore, La Boca was a region of immigrants, mostly Genoese, arrived between 1880 and 1930. The outfall of the river was the natural refuge to vessels which had arrived in Buenos Aires. There was great movement of seamen and traders. The land was low and swampy and that is why the houses were of wood, built on pilots.
The origin of various colors is related to leftovers of paint that the sailors brought to their homes. As there was enough money to buy ink and the quantity was limited to paint the entire house the same color, is used to the last drop of ink that could. The houses had just been painted in various colors, each window a different color, the door of another color and the walls of various colors.