|'We need green areas to breathe!'|
|'We want more recreation.' 'We want to breathe.'|
Yet, ironically - and infuriatingly - just a few blocks away there ARE large green spaces - which are -incomprehensibly - fenced off from the neighbors' use.
|A fenced off green space along Calle 26, |
across from the INPEC.
When tourists ask me why this is, I just shake my shoulders and confess that city bureacrats, who are obviously much more intelligent than I am, must have very good reasons to spend our tax money to deny Bogotanos access to public green space.
|Jaime Garzon, the martyred comedian, scowls down at the off-limits green area.|
|Don't dare walk your dog in this green area along 26th Street.|
|Don't you dare walk on the grass!|
|No approaching this mural.|
|A grassy area, once part of the Central Cemetery, could be turned into a large park, rather than fenced off.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours