Photo Journal: Bogota, Colombia Graffiti Art (Part I) 27


On my last trip through Colombia, I spent two separate bits of time in Bogota, which is the capital of Colombia and the third highest capital in South America, and in the world for that matter, at 2626 meters above sea level (8,612 feet).  Given its elevation, it was considerably colder than the rest of the spots I hit in Colombia on this trip, specifically Cartagena and the San Gil area.
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It is one of the 30 largest cities in the world, with almost 9 million in population.  Like the rest of Colombia, it had a well-deserved reputation for violence, but these days, this is a destination that is ripe for tourism.  Bogota was not one of my favorite cities in Colombia, but I did enjoy my time there and during my first stint there, I got to spend some time trying to figure out ways to improve my internet presence with one of my favorite fellow travel bloggers, Ayngelina of Bacon is Magic.

I remembered her walking off one day and talking a bunch of photos of the graffiti street art and on my second second trip back, I decided to pull my camera out and see if I could equal her excellent results.  I am not sure I succeeded, but here are some of the shots I took in a morning wandering around the La Candelaria district of Bogota, Colombia.

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Who knew? The Beatles Reunion coming soon

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I feel fairly confident the Catholic Church would not approve….

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how good is the dude sitting there?

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the hostel I was staying in, Casa Bella Vista, highlighted in graffiti

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I simply loved the portrait here — like a Victorian piece of graffiti

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Ummmmm, I am not sure those space suits are still air-tight….

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is “bitch” also bitch in Spanish?? Should have taken those classes…

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bogota colombia street art

very angry, angry cartoons!!


About Michael Hodson

I’m an attorney that took off on my birthday in December of 2008 to circumnavigate the globe without ever getting on an airplane. After 16 months, 6 continents and 44 countries, I made it all the way back home. Right now, I am back on the road writing about it all.

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