Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina. The city is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the South American continent's southeastern coast. "Buenos Aires" can be translated as "fair winds" or "good airs", but the former was the meaning intended by the founders in the 16th century, by the use of the original name "Real de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre". The Greater Buenos Aires conurbation, which also includes several Buenos Aires Provincedistricts, constitutes the fourth-most populous metropolitan area in the Americas, with a population of around 15.6 million.
The subject of the photographs here are of La Boca, which is a neighbourhood, or barrio of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. It retains a strong Italian flavour, with many of its early settlers being from the city of Genoa.
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Buenos Aires is a multicultural city, being home to multiple ethnic and religious groups. Several languages are spoken in the city in addition to Spanish, contributing to its culture and the dialect spoken in the city and in some other parts of the country. This is because in the last 150 years the city, and the country in general, has been a major recipient of millions of immigrants from all over the world, making it a melting pot where several ethnic groups live together and being considered as one of the most diverse cities of the Americas.
Mizuno is proud to announce that they will be partnering with James Cracknell in his bid to row the 2019 Boat Race whilst he studies for his MPhil at the University of Cambridge. If successful James would become the oldest rower to ever compete in the Boat Race, beating the previous record by ten years.
Best known as double rowing Olympic gold medalist in 2000 & 2004, James has further accomplished a number of other extraordinary feats - the Amundsen Omega3 South Pole Race, rowing across the Atlantic Ocean and trekking across the Arabian Desert to name a few.
James also hugely impressed in his transition to running - in 2010 he became the highest placed Briton ever in the gruelling Marathon des Sables. But it was his performance in the 2017 London Marathon that had the running community really talking - a perfectly paced race saw him smash his previous best and set a new PB of 2:43:12. A phenomenal time and one achieved running in Mizuno running footwear.
Mizuno are delighted to support James in his latest challenge and to do so they created a bespoke ‘JC’ range of technical rowing gear, as pictured, to aid James in his training both on and off water. The kit acknowledges James' formative influence in the sport of rowing - red representing his school Kingston Grammar and the pink 'JC & Oars' logo representing his boat club Leander. #ReachBeyond
James Cracknell - Mizuno Ambassador - Cambridge University Boat Crew