Thursday, April 2, 2009

la boca

the very mod miss aimee from mostly mod challenged me to unearth a photo that described me. when i think of photos, i think of places, and the first place to come to mind was the groovy little hood of la boca in buenos aires. i took these pictures in 2001 on my second trip to argentina. i'm sure some of this fancy scenery was contrived for the benefit of tourists, but that didn't bother me. who could be in a bad mood after spending an afternoon in this little haven of colorful houses, painted poetry and beautiful art?







which place on this earth best describes you?

23 comments:

Nessie Noodle said...

ha! the first and last photo are so similar to your art work-
what a perfect fit.

What place does describe me?? hmm...

cindy : quaint said...

i love all the color, which is so artsyville. i can't believe that last photo. it looks just like one we used at tusk, but from a different angle. if you click on the look book tab you'll see it on the cover. we got it from istockphoto.

www.tusk.com

what place describes me? a small rose covered cottage in a beach town.

Aris said...

Aimee, I go to blogs for different reasons. I go to yours to celebrate!!! it is always so full of color and life a feels like a celebration of beauty and words, it's always full of wonderful words!

Nina Crittenden said...

I have missed at lot at your bog, Miss Aimee! Always a treat to see what you share!

Christy said...

Looks just like you!

Miss Aimee said...

ahhhh! I grew up in Buenos Aires! wow. great pick!!! love this

ArtSparker said...

It does seem like you...Do you know also the Venetian lagoon island Burano, the houses there are all painted wonderful colors - somewhat similar to these.

I have been toying with the idea of relocating to Buenos Aires at some point in the future.

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh.My.Gosh. These are SOOO you. The first one, especially, could be one of your art pieces brought to life. All you need to do is add some beautiful writing along the sides. You are all technicolor, aimee. It's like you live in the merry land of Oz while the rest of us are in...well...Kansas. HA, how ironic is that.

Veja cecilia said...

the colors, great! and so reminding of your work!

L'Atelier said...

Yes these photos are certainly miss aimee!
Which place? it made me really think.... well a litlle chalet in the swiss alps with geranium boxes (picture perfect heidiland), Bazaar in Istanbul buzzing with people, colours and art, the old part of a european city (it could be paris, lugano, florence, zurich, prag or vienna...) and then the ocean (in cape town)
sorry i couldnt choose only one place, i am a really diverse person- so 4 place should do the deal ;)

Anairam said...

When I went to BA in 2006 I spent almost all my time in tango classes so didn't visit La Boca! (Actually there is so much that I didn't get time to do and see, so I really want to go back - the plan was this year, but I don't think that is going to happen.) I have lots of postcards of it though ... I think that colourwise it beautifully captures your personality & art!

jess gonacha said...

oh yes, that is you 100%!

Suana said...

These houses are so inspiring! And yes, totally you.
You made me think when you posed that question, which place describes you best ? I can tell you that I love Bologna, Ghent, some parts of New York, Berlin, the older parts in Montreal, the ones with history, with a sense of mystery and a certain charm and beauty, the little working class houses... mmm that makes too many places;D
loaded question that keeps me thinking...

That Girl Designs said...

those shocks of color are great. what an interesting place for photo ops.

kendalee said...

Hi Aimee, how lovely that our paths have crossed via Anairam! Your work is gorgeous and I will definitely be back for more... and I love this colourful Argentinean post.

The place that best describes me depends on which of my alter-egos you're asking... ;o) They all love Paris though - for different reasons.

soulbrush said...

what fantastic colours, i could live there!!! the place that best describes me would be cape town and table mountain, as africanism still runs very thickly in my blood.

steve said...

Wow, what a wonfderful place to be! Thanks for sharing. Geez, I'm not sure what place would best describe me. The first place that comes to mind would be the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, PA. It's kind of nondescript on the outside, though there are some small hints of something interesting going on upon closer inspection.

●• Tiny Red said...

lovely pictures!
i've been to buenos aires, donkeys ago..
well, i guess a place that describes me best has to be london...

~Valentina~ said...

*LOVE* the colors! My sister lived in BA and my parents always said I would love down there!... but I *THINK* a place like my should be somewhere in Italy :P Definitely those pictures are Artsyville :)

Larraine said...

Just looking at those pictures makes me happy. My sister-in-law visited there several years ago and came back with pictures of tango dancers with the buildings as backdrop. I would be all over the place there with my camera. Hope I get there one day!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Those colours just make me smile! Visual delights!!

ambika said...

Wow, the colors so perfectly match your art!

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