Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Wayback Machine in the National Park

Men in 1940s dress in the Parque Nacional in Bogotá.
You could be forgiven for feeling that you'd stepped back in time today in Bogotá's Parque Nacional, as well as some other spots across the city, where a film about the assassination of populist leader Jorge Eliecer Gaitan and the ensuing Bogotazo riots is being made

A 1940s car parked beside a wall decorated with 1940s movie posters. They're beside Las Nieves Church. 

A make-up artist at work. 

Death notices dated a few days before Gaitan's assassination. 
Not far away, are the real landmarks to Gaitan's life and death:

Gaitan's tomb, near his home, which is now a museum. He was buried standing up. 

Gaitan's home on the right. On the left, an old streetcar. During the Bogotazo riots, the streetcars were pushed over and set on fire.
Gaitan's home in Teusaquillo, now a musuem. 

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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