4.4.18: His Colors Had Twice The Color Other Colors Had

In the morning, a garden meeting with Enchanting Charles, Killer The Cat, and Super 8 Sorceress Melisa to work out the final details for The Sound We See: A Buenos Aires City Symphony. Although Killer is a bit blasé, we know it’s all going to be AMAZING!

In the afternoon, a ride on the 64 bus to La Boca, the tough “locals only” neighborhood that’s somewhat strangely also home to giant tourist attraction La Caminito, famous for a tango by the same name written by Juan de Dios Filberto and also for brightly colored buildings first painted by Filberto’s pal, the artist Benito Quinquela Martín who most definitely loved colors and let it show! In fact, we loved Martín’s bedspread, telephone and box of charcoal sticks even more than his paintings. After lovely picnic while an aquatic garbage picker dredges trash from the bay (romantico!), we stroll over to Usina del Arte, an old electrical power plant turned massive art/performance space that is today featuring a giant suspended rock made out of black tin foil accompanied by an endless sighing sliding ominous tone. Okay! But the real art of La Boca is right out in the streets for all to see if you dare walk on the wild side. Walk we do, all the way back to San Telmo where the scariest thing around is artisanal churros.

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