Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hail the Central Cemetery!

Taking refuge.
Bogotá's rainy season has arrived. But today we had not only rain but the heaviest hailstorm I've seen during my six years here. During a bike tour, it trapped us in the Central Cemetery, which fortunately has a roofed entranceway, albeit a small one.

The hail quickly painted the cemetery white, as tho dusted by a snow which never falls here. Then the precipitation turned to rain and washed it all away. 

The rain, and then hail, come down. 

The cemetery is painted white. 
La Llorona - the statue at the cemetery's entrance, sometimes called 'the weeping one.' She sure appears to be crying today. 
La Llorona.

White-dusted sculptures on a tomb.

A cemetery passageway in white. 
The rains came, and washed the hail away.

Hail remains on the sidewalk. 

A security guard cleans up. 

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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