|Jaime Garzón, the martyred comedian, now behind barbed wire.|
|A handy dumpsite.|
But the answer's now obvious: They didn't need the space for anything.
Predictably, the empty lots the city left on both sides of Calle 26, just west of the Central Cemetery, became illegal dumping grounds, providing ugly foregrounds for the huge murals the city has sponsored there. In response, the city is now fencing the empty lots off with concrete posts and barbed-wire.
|This sad jaguar and miner |
will soon be fenced in.
Isn't there a better use for this land? How about green space? Lots of locals would find these areas useful for dog-walking or pick-up futbol games.
The folks who saw their homes and businesses needlessly demolished must be shaking their heads - and their fists.
|A few days ago, these feet murals |
were walking on trash piles.
|Pulling barbed wire.|
|Stringing up barbed wire.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours