Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Changing of the Guards

Today I happened to come upon the changing of the guards by the Presidential Palace, La Casa de Nariño, just as it was winding up. It was the first time I'd seen it.

It's nice, I suppose, to see the military in peacable performance. I was also struck by the soldiers'  (mostly female) fan club, as well as the way that the young men celebrated the end of their peformance, which must represent lots of time and training for them.

A photographer in close pursuit. 

The soldiers cheer as they near their cuartel.
The soldiers' feminine fan club follows close behind. 

And cheer more...

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours


Carlito said...

I had a friend with such duty. The soldiers wearing those red old uniforms are called papagayos he he

Sandra Little said...

Does the changing of the guards happen daily or just on Sundays? We will be there on a Sunday and would like to view this. Thanks!

Miguel said...

According to their website, it's Mon, Wed, Fri and Sunday at 4:30 p.m.


Sandra Little said...

Thank you Miguel. We look forward to the Sunday afternoon while we are there. Again thanks!