The Avenida Caracas

A Walk in Bogotá’s Siete de Agosto

Car workshop cat in the Siete de Agosto The yellow zapatico taxi cut me off turning right on the Carrera 11 in Chapinero. No indicator right – sin la luz naranja de su direccional prendida – he was furious with me for taking the corner slowly. I flicked him the bird, as rebellious as one gets Read more about A Walk in Bogotá’s Siete de Agosto[…]

Taking Bogotá for Granted

Are we at risk of taking our capital city of Bogotá for granted? Love her, hate her, try moving closer in, try getting away, you cannot doubt for one second that you are overwhelmingly, well, just here. That’s what Bogotá does, she demands that you are engaged actively in the city and merge your subjectivity Read more about Taking Bogotá for Granted[…]

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Reclaiming Bogotá’s Sabana Train Station

Exciting times for Bogotá’s Sabana Train Station, potentially, should plans be approved for an inclusive, cultural, educational and recreational space in what was the Puerto Seco of the Colombian capital. If you are not familiar with the columns of the neoclassical facade of the Sabana Train Station (built in 1917 by the Englishman William Lidstone), Read more about Reclaiming Bogotá’s Sabana Train Station[…]

Top Experiences in Bogotá: Experimenting with Tear Gas

Should you spend any substantial amount of time in Bogotá, you’ll doubtless be stuck in a traffic jam at one point or another either near to the Carrera Septima downtown, alongside the Calle 72 close to the Universidad Pedagogica or along the NQS 30 by the Universidad Nacional…in which case, get ready to enjoy some Read more about Top Experiences in Bogotá: Experimenting with Tear Gas[…]

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