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Art is Free


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


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





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



The irreverent ones made us smile:




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:



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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