Wander to the back of this narrow, dark, crowded centro comercial on Carrera 9 and Calle 22 and you'll feel like you've walked backed decades - acoustically speaking, at least.
There are cassette players which you thot went out with The Kinks, a turntable which might have played The Beatles' Yellow Submarine the year it came out. Stacked against the walls are old reel-to-reel players, with a few eight-track tape players squeezed in there. Nearby, for good measure, sits a typewriter, ready for that person in rebellion against everything digital.
Who might buy these old machines, along with the stacks of LPs, tapes and even vacuum tubes, I can't imagine. But the owners of the little repair shops evidently hold out hope that some Bogotano somewhere is still holding onto a machine with a vacuum tubes which will need those tubes replaced sooner or later.
And when that happens, this is the place - and perhaps the one and only place left.
|The 'Museum of Telecommunication and Electronic Media.'|
|A mystery machine.|
|Those LPs offered lots of space for bathing beauties.|
|But, how does this Olivetti connect to Facebook?|
|What you're looking for is in there somewhere.|
|Vaccuum tubes anybody?|
|The center's entrance.|
|A neighboring business shows off its neon.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours