Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Mysterious Lady of Lourdes Plaza

For weeks - or perhaps months - this young woman stood very quietly on Lourdes Plaza in Bogotá's Chapinero neighborhood, transmitting some mysterious message.

From whence she came - or who put her there - she offered no clue. And she left her message - if she carried one - open to interpretation: With her uplifted skirt, was she making a statement about men's tendency to objectivy women? Something about women's endurance despite adverse conditions? Was she carrying out sort of stationary, inanimate performance art? A permanent temptation for men to misbehave, in the era of Harvey Weinstein and ex-U.S. President George Bush? Or, was she doing nothing at all?

And now, she's gone. Stolen, perhaps, or removed by her creator. And we'll never know why she came and went.

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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