One of the San Telmo’s most recognizable characters is ‘Jack Sparrow’ or ‘Jackie’ as he prefers to be called. The look-alike of the Pirates of the Caribbean star can often be found around Plaza Dorrego or wandering the Sunday San Telmo Fair using his cleverness and wit to extract money from charmed tourists.
Malu Canton Translator/painter Age: ‘Very old’ Lives: Palermo Soho • It’s a big debate among residents of Palermo. Do you refer to your neighborhood as ‘Palermo Soho’ or ‘Palermo Viejo’? I prefer ‘Palermo Viejo.’ Now they have all sorts of names — Palermo Soho, […]
Ester Vanda Marini Owner, Arte Naturale/author/massage therapist Age: 43 San Telmo Q: You’re Italian. How did you end up in Buenos Aires? I came when I was traveling around South America around five years ago. I wanted to see Chile. I passed through the dessert and was in […]
Laura Barroso Anthropology student/typist Age: 20 La Boca Q: What made you decide to study anthropology and where do you study? I always wanted to be an archaeologist because it fascinates me. I don’t know — I like mysteries, always have. When I was a kid I would […]
Noelia Radío Mom, part-time waitress at Cava 71, clothing designer/vendor From: Avellaneda (province of Buenos Aires) Age: 28 Q: How long have you been selling here at the San Telmo street fair? I’ve only been doing this since last December. Before that I was living in Bariloche and making handmade dolls. • Why did you […]