Iconic and unique Colombia images can help give a clearer impression of the atmosphere and mood of this country.
This page is dedicated to sharing some that I've gathered over the years for whatever reason. I hope you enjoy them!
I find the light in Guadua forests particularly beautiful. Guadua is a larger, stronger type of bamboo that is used in construction and for decoration all over Colombia:
The Willys was designed and produced in the coffee region to the South of Medellin. The jeep was made for the terrain and heavy cargo needed to be transported around the coffee farms. Extremely durable, you can still find them as old as 40+ years and still reliable as ever!
These men are hitching a ride up in the mountains to the North of Pereira.
Pretty much every town has a square with a Catholic church on it. These are the gathering points for locals, especially over the weekends and during "festivos" that are public holidays, often on a Monday. Something of an iconic Colombia image:
Here from an old, converted coffee hacienda in the coffee region. The farm has remained in the same Spanish family for many generations and depicts a sense of the old Colonial days. It is incidentally, one of the best boutique hotels in the country and is called, Hacienda San Jose, located just outside Pereira.
Here, from the old town in Cartagena. Bloody and unjust history aside, this is a seriously cool place. There's no wonder it's inspired many an artist and author - the atmosphere has a certain mystique to it.
More from Cartagena:
And another one:
Another image that is very true to how people live, especially those that run small coffee farms. Those are coffee plants all around the house.
From the Gold Museum in Bogota. You simply have to go if you want to get a sense of the origins of this nation - the museum is excellent and has a nice restaurant and cafe where you can relax after touring the museum.
More gold. "Hello!"
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