Bogota, Colombia – Tourists on Plaza del Chorro de Quevedo in La Candelaria

Bogota, Colombia - Tourists on Plaza del Chorro de Quevedo in La Candelaria ©Mano Chandra Dhas

Bogota, Colombia – The small square called Chorro de Quevedo in the La Candelaria district of Bogotá, the Andean capital city of the South American country of Colombia. It is here that the Spanish Conquistador, Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada founded the city in 1538. Many walls in this area are painted with either street art, or legends of the pre Colombian era, in the vibrant colours of Latin America. It is from this place that the Zipa, or Chief of the Muisca tribe, viewed the Savannah de Bogota regularly. In 1832 the site was purchased by the Augustinian priest, Father Quevedo, who installed the public water fountain seen to the right of the image. Its water supply was cut off when a nearby building collapsed in 1896. Considered a must-visit-site in the city, some tourists and local Colombians can be seen in the image. It has rained a little: the square is wet. Photo shot on a cloudy morning; horizontal format.

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