|One of the region's first cemeteries open to people of all religions. "You just had to be dead to qualify."|
The central plaza of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Cultural Center in La Candelaria is displaying this exhibition of photos from Colombia's coffee region. I liked them because, unlike the stereotypical pics from the region, these are more about the region's people and other non-coffee subjects.
These photos were taken by professional photographers directed by Stephen Ferry, a United States citizen who lives in Colombia.
|Harvested coffee fruits flow out of a bag. Inside each red fruit is a coffee bean.|
|Coffee plantation workers walking home.|
|Dishes and ingredients served in the coffee region.|
|The coffee region's rolling hills.|
|A weathered coffee plantation worker.|
|Coffee plantation workers sleep under these tents to keep off the mosquitoes.|
|The Gabriel Garcia Marquez Cultural Center, which strangely has no display about the Nobel Prize-winning novelist.|
|Colorful and aged houses in the Coffee Region.|
|Grinding stones used by the indigenous people, the Quimbaya.|
|A young coffee harvester.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours