Fifty, not out: Colombia


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South America » Colombia
July 16th 2019
Published: August 3rd 2019
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La Candelaria is Bogota's historical quarter; it is where you'll find the cheapest accommodation, the quaintest narrow cobbled streets and the best street art. You can sample chicha (fermented maize), grab great street snacks (welcome back the empanada), patch up a child's head, have your pockets picked and witness singing soldiers... Bogota had previously suffered from the worst forms of graf... Read Full Entry



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4th August 2019
Medellin

My God is greater than yours
When I was travelling Peru, Bolivia & Nthn Chile that led to my blog "The Cult of Pachamama...Catholicism Unplugged" I was blown away by the Catholic Church displaying its power & wealth to seek observance & adoration of the indigenous/local peoples. This image of yours conveys it perfectly...the magnificent Medellin Cathedral with a background of the simple crammed dwellings of the populous. Brilliant.
5th August 2019
Medellin

Yeah.... we spotted the church on our way out of town and deliberately got off the train in an attempt to nab it on our way back... It does exude a strange luminosity.
4th August 2019
Sleeping on a boogie box, Cartagena

Sleeping
Sometimes one is in the right place at the right time...sometimes one has to take the shot or miss out forever. This is one such time.
4th August 2019

Colombia
Another brilliant collage full of aromas and visual exhalation. I have posted some of your pics in TB's "Streetscapes", "Strange Geology", Faces in Places", "Wall Art or Graffiti" and "Cathedrals, grand churches, mosques & places of worship" threads in the Photography Forum...but what about the Birds you say!
5th August 2019

Colombia
Have to admit that every time there was a close-up opportunity (particularly the insects) we thought of you. Our cheapo camera (that struggles so much in diminished light and with moving images) seems to be trying its damndest to make up for its failings if you flick it onto macro...

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