Saturday, September 21, 2013

Scenes Along La Septima

An exhibition of winners of a photo contest of scenes along Ave. Septima displayed in Bogotá's Parque Nacional. 
The winners of a photography contest about Bogotá's iconic Ave. Septima, displayed in the Parque Nacional, coincided today with historic scenes of Bogotá displayed on the walls along Ave. Septima itself.

Probably Ave. Septima's most iconic and history-laden spot, the intersection with Jimenez Ave. The tracks are reminders of the old streetcars, which were pushed over and burnt during the 1948 Bogotazo riots following the assassination on this intersection of politician Jorge Eliecer Gaitan. 

Adding a photo of an historic building - but which one?

A destroyed streetcar during El Bogotazo.

A boy stands in front of a burning streetcar during El Bogotazo.

A scene of destruction, perhaps the aftermath of El Bogotazo.
Transvestites walk along La Septima. 
The statue of revolutionary leader San Martin on La Septima, near the old Bavaria brewery and the Museo Nacional.

An entertainer along La Septima. 

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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