“Gooooooooooooal”

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Argentina
Through Harold’s Lens:

Little five-year old boy dreams
Dad put him up to that.

Sunday
Afternoons with Dad
Holding hands
Climbing onto the big bus
Packed with fanatical fans.

Hot
Hip to hip
Weaving
Bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Arrival
Argentina’s famous stadium
La Bombonera.

Home
The most successful
soccer team in the world
Famous Boca Juniors.

Great
Legends played here.

Bloody
Rough game
Hated arch rival
Mexico.

Today
Gold Medal
Final game
World Cup
World Champion.

49,000
Scream
Chant
Pound drums
Passion explodes.

Rolls
Toilet paper
Stream
Across heads.

1-1
Score tied.

Minute to play

Mexico
End of field.

Little boy
Drills ball

Slow motion
White arch through air
Wind screams
Hearts stop
Mouths hang open.

Up
Up
Top left
Open net
Swish!
Gooooooooooool!

#7
Yellow-blue jersey
Retired that day.

Boca Juniors Museum Hall of Fame.

Dreams
Built
One grain of sand at a time.

Thanks Dad.

“Rowdy Old Bottle Bar”

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ARGENTINA Through Harold’s Lens:

The joint’s been quiet for 3 hours.

Exit was an inebriated mass.

Sloshes of beer lay soaked in mops
Old oak tables upturned
Broken chairs stacked in trash cans
Sharp broken glass swept into dust pans
Whift of rancid sweat hung in the corners
The stink of warm booze hung everywhere.

14 large screen tv’s
All black.

Boca Juniors victory in futbol
Only matched by its raucous fans.

As Argentina’s most internationally famous professional team, the team’s fame is matched by its rowdy fans. At La Bombonera stadium these crazy Boca Fans are nicknamed La Doce. The 12th player because of their loud and distracting presence.

The large fan base of these hooligans number 60,000+. There are only 49,000 seats in the famed La Bombonera stadium.

On game day, thousands of energetic La Doce pour into bars. The bars pour back. Chants echo off walls. Drums pound. Flags wave. Packed bars going bananas.

It’s Boca Juniors game day!

“Fierce Ball”

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ARGENTINA Through Harold’s Lens:

Tune in to Club Atletico Boca Juniors!

A fierce professional football team in the La Boca neighborhood in Buenos Aires.

One of the most popular and most successful football teams in Argentina, and one of the most successful in the world, having won 43 official titles.

A Club with a tough history founded over 105 years ago by five Italian immigrants.

If you can even find a ticket, get it.

Grab a hard hat.

Gear up with combat clothing.

Grasp a cold beer
Grasp a case.

Climb into Boca’s home stadium’s trenches for another rough rivalry game.

Boca Juniors Game Day!
Bloody nose
to
Bloody nose time!

“Talking Walls”

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ARGENTINA Through Harold’s Lens:

Enter stage right.

I’m tracking the famous, wild, wonderful and wacky world of the walls of Buenos Aires.

True works of art created by talented artists. Some commissioned by the city.

Stroll the streets is strolling through an art gallery…only in Buenos Aires.