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The Museum of the Inquisition  
   

The Museum of the Inquisition

A quote from Colombia's most famous author greets visitors at the entrance to the museum: "We have crossed the sea to impose the law of Christ and we have succeeded in mass, in processions and in celebrations, but not in the souls."
Colonial Cartagena

December 23rd 2015
The heat, the humidity, the narrow streets, the palm trees and the beach: this is what I was looking forward to, a much needed break from the short days and rain in Seattle. I'm staying outside the walls of the old city, which is not what I had planned, but it gives me the opportunity to walk along the beach to and from the old city. It's not far and I'm enjoying walking in the ankle-deep, warm ... read more
South America » Colombia » Cartagena

Colombian Flag Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). A 40-year insurgent campaign to overthrow the Colombian Government escalated during the 1990s, undergirded in part... ... read more
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