Bogota, Colombia

We recently spent a week in Bogota, Colombia visiting family. As a child who grew up in the 80s, Colombia was associated with nothing more than guerillas with a penchant for kidnapping, Pablo Escobar, and violent government overthrows. Of course, every city has a depth that surpasses the headlines, but I was inspired and impressed with the metropolitan buzz that exists in Bogota. There’s a wonderful synergy between the old and the new, the history and the modern, the traditions and the fashions. The Bogota of the 80s is long gone. Our experience was comprised of visiting different museums, exploring both the modern and historic areas, and soaking in the cafes and restaurants that line the city streets. These images are not a comprehensive study on the city, but rather a window into the contrast that exists between the old and the new Bogota.