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Art is Free

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Bogotá wasn’t our favorite stop in Colombia, but we LOVED the street art. I’ve never seen such gorgeous graffiti.

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(Kate took at least half the photos in this post.)

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These ubiquitous political stencils are incredibly effective, are they not? (A little more information here, along with more photos.)

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The irreverent ones made us smile:

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On the tops of buildings you can see the “green men,” who are made of papier-mâché. Sierra said they were installed about twenty years ago. It’s amazing they’re still in such good condition! (The clown above was our favorite.)

And another green man:

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Looking back over our photos now, this one is definitely my favorite.

4 Comments to Art is Free

  1. March 27, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    When I see posts like this, I wish I knew more about art and how to appreciate it. Like the details about composition, the imagery, and medium, etc. Since I don’t have much knowledge on that, all I can say is, “These are awesome!”

  2. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    March 27, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    I think my favorite was actually the girl with the fishing rod that had a banana at the end of it. That graffiti art was awesome!

  3. Ang's Gravatar Ang
    March 28, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    I love this post and the photos!

  4. Kelly's Gravatar Kelly
    April 3, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    Ohhh, next time I am coming with you!

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