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Notes on the Geography of Argentina: From Boca to the Torre: Photo 12

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The district's name is said to have come from a tango called "Caminito," written by Juan de Dios Filiberto in 1926. The subject was not this place but one far to the west, beyond Cordoba. Still, the song is said to have inspired Martín to embark on his street-painting. Since then, old slums ("conventillos") have been converted to shopping centers--and, yes, the name of this one has become appropriate.

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