“Bug’s Life” Graffiti in Kennedy / Bogota, Colombia » June 3rd, 2011
Today In Latin American History
On April 9, 1948, Colombian presidential candidate Jorge Eliécer Gaitán (pictured above) was assassinated in the streets of Bogotá, setting off a wave of violence and rioting now known as the Bogotazo. The day’s events resulted in the deaths of thousands of people and the burning and destruction of much of the city. Eventually, the Bogotazo marked the beginning of a decade-long period of violent internal conflict termed La Violencia.
This photo was taken on the cable car that goes to the top of Monserrate, a mountain that towers above Bogota, Colombia. At the top is a beautiful cathedral and garden. It is one of Bogota’s biggest attractions, and and icon of the city.
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XSi
Yep. Paul McCartney April 19th in Bogotá. :)
Oh yeah, also, now I owe like a lot of money to other people…That’s what happens when RHCP and Sir Paul McCartney decide to come visit my country with less than 7 months of difference inbetween….