Saturday, July 21, 2012

La Concordia's Festival

A traditional weaver and knitter at work.
The La Concordia neighborhood is a small corner of La Candelaria, tucked between the city and its Eastern Hills. But few people besides locals have heard of La Concordia, which consists of a traditional market, a high school and a few blocks of small businesses and houses. To try to create an image for their neighborhood and generate neighborhood spirit, the neighborhood put on today's festival, with food, dancing, music and handicrafts.

Get down, you kids!

Dancing, with a hillside backdrop.

Indigenous tunes. 

Coca leaf products from El Chocó for sale. 

A mime M.D.

Inside La Concordia's traditional market.

This is La Concordia, between the hills and the city. 
Veggies for sale in La Concordia's old market. The market, nearly a century old, was one of the city's biggest decades ago. Now, it's a quiet place. 

Mime at work. 

Mini pizzas. 

A girl with a painted face. 

La Concordia's view of Bogotá's skyline. 

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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