Alan Barrett Images | Man Made | Caminito

The two or three blocks that make up this area of Buenos Aires, with their brightly painted corrugated iron walls, restaurants in abundance and outdoor tango dancers, make this a successful tourist attraction for all who visit the city.

In contrast, just a block further, is the inhospitable, if not downright dangerous area of La Boca, the city's most notorious area and one which is out-of-bounds to all sensible tourists.

The contrast between the two areas is striking both in appearance and atmosphere.