Friday, July 12, 2013

Sanitizing La Plaza del Chorro

La Plaza del Chorro, the spot where Bogotá was founded and center of Bohemian activity, has a well-earned reputation for small-time vice like smoking pot and drinking in public. The police have evidently decided to put a halt to all that - but not by patrolling and enforcing the law. Instead, they've roped off big parts of the plaza on Friday and Saturday nights to prevent kids from hanging out and consuming illegal vices.

Sadly, the yellow tapes have also cut out a lot of the plaza's life and spirit.

Storytellers used to entertain crowds on the chapel's steps. 

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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