|Bogotá's Santamaria Bullfighting Stadium: Empty and lonely.|
|The plaza in its usual condition: |
empty and unused.
Meanwhile, bullfighting's opponents are trying another strategy: calling on Bogotá's city government, which owns the Santamaria Bullfighting Plaza, not to rent it to the bullfighters.
|Bicycle tourists outside the stadium.|
|One of the few uses, a tennis match.|
The Santamaria would be great for cultural and musical events. Imagine afternoon jazz festivals, weekend theatre, children's sports...the possibilities are endless. The lack of activities is incomprehensible.
If the city puts the Santamaria to other uses, as it should, then by all means ban bullfighting there. But until that happens, let this Bogotá landmark at least be used for something.
|The plaza's only visitors. tourists.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours