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Colombian Graffiti 3 by MouseDenton Colombian Graffiti 3 by MouseDenton
++This is not mine - I found these in Bogotá, Colombia and was wondering if anyone knew of them, as I don't know the signature++

The Colombian capital of Bogotá is a style all its own. Where most cities drift with their own feel and cultural identity's evolution, Bogotá turned capitalism into architecture. If asked to describe this interesting place as a location, I would have to point out three identifying features: Foot bridges, juxtaposition, and graffiti.

Over all the large, busy, exhaust filled roadways throughout the city stretch foot bridges of concrete and steel, almost like archways leading you into the next stretch of surprises, sights, history and culture. They almost seem to measure lengths of highway on your way to the mountains, lowlands, or just downtown.

I have not seen any city in the world so juxtaposed in its own architecture as Bogotá. A plain-wall and luscious-garden-guarded and aged Spanish-style house sits next to a tall, American-style apartment complex, and further along the pot-holed street, across a roadway from a military training base, lies a glass and concrete, European-style BMW dealership. Further into the not-so-well-kept areas of business and livelihood the full-glass-walled offices rub shoulders with the damaged-brick, far woebegone, garage shop (which would even deliver you a single cigarette if you called for one).

And finally there are few walls devoid of voice. The people speak, lead by ninja-like freedom fighters. All over the city you will find markings of free speech and artistic entertainment. Murals, elaborate paintings, scrawled symbols, and stenciled messages creep their way onto every blank surface.
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