|The Torres del Parque, in the La Macarena neighborhood, above the Plaza de Toros Santamaria.|
|A stilt walker in the Gabriel Garcia Marquéz Cultural Center |
in La Candelaria, designed by Salmona and financed by
the Mexican government.
Salmona died on Oct. 3, 2007, a decade ago this month.
Salmona, Colombia's most famous architect, loved to work with brick and incorporated lots of curves into his buildings. In a socially striated nation where many are paranoid about crime, Salmona integrated his apartment
Walking thru many of Salmona's works, with their curving lines and stepped pools of water, gives one a sensation of a visit to an Arab desert oasis. And in fact, Salmona spent time in northern Africa.
|Unicyclists pedal on Jimenez Ave. in central Bogota.|
|The Nueva Santa Fe apartments, just south of La Candelaria.|
|Entrance to the National Archive, also just south of La Candelaria.|
|The National Archive.|