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The Bogotá Graffiti Auction
Followers of my ruminations here will be well aware of my keen appreciation of the Bogotá graffiti scene. In fact, one of the earliest interviews I recorded for the Colombia Calling podcast brought together two graffiti artists, Crisp and DJLu … Continue reading
Can Bogotá’s Teatro San Jorge be Rescued?
“Que buscas joven?” The woman making the enquiry leant forward on to the damp window on my side of the taxi. Her heavy makeup was poorly applied, it was 8.30am and she looked as if she had been working all … Continue reading
Sunday Morning Portrait of Bogota’s Avenida Caracas
Days of the week don’t carry any significance before 7am on the Avenida Caracas. Steel shutters are firmly down, padlocks in place, perhaps the only change seen is in the people and the new gangland tags, scrawled and skewed onto … Continue reading
Bogota Sign Shop
Sent on an errand today by my good wife I found myself down in the Bogota Sign barrio. Here, signs of all shapes and sizes are made on the spot. My goal was to find a small stamp “pagado” for … Continue reading