Photo: Portrait of a Gaucho, San Antonio de Areco, Argentina

Place: San Antonio de Areco, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina

Andrew Gibson

By Andrew Gibson
Uploaded on 11 March 2008
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Portrait of a Gaucho, San Antonio de Areco, Argentina

A young gaucho sits, deep in thought, in the town of San Antonio de Areco, Argentina. San Antonio de Areco is located 110km from the city of Buenos Aires and is known for it's colonial buildings and Gauchos, the cowboys of Argentina. Every Friday (weather permitting) a group of local Gauchos attend a Fogón, a meeting where they can talk, eat, drink and play traditional games like Taba. In this instance, the owner of a local restaurant provides meat for them to eat, and they are happy to chat with and pose for photos with tourists.

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