Today is my last day here in Bogotá. While I have been here, I have been taking lots of photos and drawing in museums. I have also been making collages in the evenings – this morning I looked over them and they show many of the experiences I have had while I have been here. … Continue reading 17 August – Bogotá – Art work done while here.
Was at loss of what to do today – I’ve walked everywhere and seen most of the museums. I looked online, and some of the websites said not to bother with anywhere towards the south of the city, that it’s not for tourists. However one site was advertising a tour to Mercado de 30 de … Continue reading Tuesday 15th – Bogotá
Today I got the bus to the north of the city, but there was not much up there, so I came back to look at the Picasso’s in the Museo de Arte del Banco de la Republica. These Picasso’s are great, as well as George Braque, Juan Miro, and Max Ernst (below). The Picasso’s are from … Continue reading Monday 14th August – Bogotá and Magic Soap
I was up very early today. Yesterday (Saturday) the city was seething with activity, and I knew there would be markets toady, so I was out for 8am. The only museum open that time on a Sunday is the Museo de Hostorico de la Policia. Usually this would not really interest me. When I got … Continue reading Sunday 13th August – Bogotá
I decided that today would be good to climb a large mountain that I saw while walking around the city the past few days. It was quite cloudy when I woke up, I had 2 eggs and an arepa, and then started at about 9am. Monserrate is about 3,260 meters high. It has been sacred … Continue reading Friday 11 August – Bogotá
I went to the Museo de Arte del Banco de la Republica. This is really four museums in one mega museum – so I was there a lot longer than I thought. Loads of paintings by Colombia’s most famous painter – Fernando Botero in the Museo Botero. This I wasn’t that keen on because he … Continue reading Bogotá – Thursday 10 August
I went to the Museo Nacional de Bogotá, which tells the history of Colombia snd it’s people through the objects and art they left behind. The best display, and also one of the saddest, is a collection of masks from Africa representing the different regions where slaves were taken from. From there they were taken … Continue reading Bogotá – Wednesday 9th August