Unas escenas y comentarios desde Bogota, Colombia.
Scenes and commentaries from Bogota, Colombia.
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.