Field Trip to El Centro ~ Colombian Congressional Building ~ June 28, 2017

IMG_7247 IMG_7249 IMG_7250 IMG_7253These protesters are taxi drivers … they blew their plastic horns non-stop all day long.  I don’t even know what they were protesting!  So annoying.IMG_7254IMG_7255 IMG_7259 IMG_7260Bogotá Capitolio Nacional

Capitolio Nacional is a building on Bolivar Square in central Bogotá, the construction of which began in 1876, by order of president Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera. The building was finished in 1926. It houses both houses of the Congress of Colombia.

Beautifully painted ceilings represent periods in Bogotá history.IMG_7263 IMG_7271IMG_7276 IMG_7272 IMG_7265 IMG_7270IMG_7266IMG_7268 IMG_7269IMG_7273 IMG_7274 IMG_7275 IMG_7278 IMG_7280 IMG_7281 IMG_7279IMG_7282 IMG_7283IMG_7286 IMG_7288 IMG_7289 IMG_7290 IMG_7291 IMG_7292 IMG_7296 IMG_7297 IMG_7300 IMG_7303 IMG_7306Centro histórico de Bogotá IMG_7307 IMG_7309 Press photographerIMG_7312 IMG_7314IMG_7313 IMG_7316 IMG_7322 IMG_7324 IMG_7326 IMG_7328 IMG_7331 IMG_7333 IMG_7335 IMG_7338 IMG_7340 Bronze Busts of famous Colombians are  popular throughout the country.  IMG_7341 IMG_7342 IMG_7343This famous Colombian was murdered–shot in his head.  So when they made his bronze bust, they included the bullet hole!  IMG_7344 IMG_7346 IMG_7348 IMG_7362 IMG_7351 IMG_7352IMG_7327 IMG_7353Centro de la ciudadIMG_7355IMG_7330IMG_7329 IMG_7357La Candelaria is the historic center of Bogotá. It is home to the top museums, the government palaces, and beautiful old colonial buildings along narrow cobblestone streets.IMG_7358 IMG_7363 IMG_7365 IMG_7366

1 Thought.

  1. Muy bellas fotos!
    Gracias por esto, pude recordar un poco más de Colombia!
    Les extraño!
    Abrazos Pte y Hmna Laney!

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