Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Cannon in Parque Tercer Milenio

A cannon in Parque Tercer Milenio.
This afternoon these soldiers had set up this revolutionary-era cannon in Parque Tercer Milenio.

They were rehearsing for the celebration of the revolutionary victory in 1819 at the Puente de Boyacá.

The firing recalled, inevitably, the three pipe bombs which were fired from this same area during Pres. Alvaro Uribe's inauguration in 2002. Back then, this was the notorious El Cartucho neighborhood. According to the government, the bombs were fired by the FARC guerrillas. All three missed, and two landed in poor neighborhoods, killing and injuring residents.

Meanwhile, this rainbow appeared above Bogotá's Eastern Hills.

Near the Casa de Nariño, the presidential band was marching.

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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