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

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

Bogota, Colombia – Visitors on 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. A busker sings with his guitar in the background. 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. Some old colonial buildings can be seen as well. It is from this place that the Zipa, or Chief of the Muisca tribe, viewed the Savanah de Bogota regularly. In 1832 the site was purchased by the Augustinian priest, Father Quevedo, who installed the public water fountain seen in the image. Its water supply was cut off when a nearby building collapsed in 1896. Photo shot on a cloudy morning; horizontal format. Copy space.

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