Monday, August 15, 2011

August is Kite Flying Month!

Generally sunny and windy, August traditionally is kite-flying month in Bogotá. The center of activities is clearly Simon Bolivar Park, thanks to its breezes, views and wide-open areas. But  kite flyers also fill other parks, including Tercer Milenio.

Cyclists pedal past kites for sale. 

Kites for sale. 

Finding a different use for a colorful kite. 
The park was packed. 
Kites fly over the crowd. 
This skeletal dome ended the flights of several kites. 
Tercer Milenio Park, in central Bogotá, provides a more urban setting for kite flying.

These kite flyers stand before a backdrop of the La Candelaria neighborhood. 

A kite flies past Monserrate Hill. 

Three kites race across the sky. 

Let 'er go!

Sillhoueted against the evening sky. 

Crisis! Our kite's in a tree.

Help arrives. 

Happy ending. 

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

1 comment:

Marcela said...

I wondered why I was seeing so many kites around! I thought it was just a festival in Villa de Leyva, turns out it's everywhere.