Tuesday, June 21, 2011

World Skateboarding Day

Skateboarders leap off of the Plaza de Lourdes.
Believe it or not, there is a World Skateboarding Day, and it was today - as just about everybody in central Bogotá must have noticed. Kids on boards cruised the city's plazas, parks and even Plaza Bolívar.

Bogotá's got a pretty big skateboarding culture - you see them jumping on plazas and in parks all the time. But I never imagined there were so many of them.

Skateboarders militancy on Plaza Bolívar.
Here they come! Down Seventh Ave. 
Just like the Beatles - with boards instead of guitars. 
Here we are!
Skateboading is not a crime - but often skaters are treated like criminals. Here, anti-drug warriors search some for pot on the Plaza del Chorro de Quevedo. 

Related Post: Skater Power!

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

1 comment:

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