And the results are in! The winners of this year's Fotomaraton, 48 hours of photographing by amateurs and professionals, are on display on San Victorino Plaza. I didn't think the pictures were as ingenious and striking as other years'. Rather, most struck me as handsome pics which might make it into a Lonely Planet guide, rather than making some sort of statement or displaying hidden aspect of Bogotá.
|This dog, with his 'Smile' sign, is a common sight in downtown. (Followed by his owner collecting coins.)|
|One of the few which seems novel. In a forested area near the airport someone hangs clothing to dry.|
|A cheery scene of a woman with her baby. The woman looks familiar to me.|
|A woman who looks like she stepped off of a London street.|
|The La Concordia market in La Candelaria.|
Many of the photos showed La Candelaria, Bogotá's historic center. I regretted that more of the photographers didn't venture into Kennedy, Usme, even Usaquen - altho you can lose your camera in some of those places. I didn't even see any scenes of San Victorino, one of the most colorful and lively parts of the city.
A few San Victorino scenes:
|This building was gutted by fire a few months ago. The stores which had been inside hung posters on it with their new locations.|
|This building burned down several years ago and has never been rebuilt.|
|A busy San Victorino street.|
|Vendors on San Victorino Plaza.|
|Vendors on San Victorino.|
|Sock vendors wait for a final sale.|
|The Fashion Station.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours