A Fascinating Culture

While walking in the Old City of Cartagena with Luis I saw many more examples of the bright and gifted culture of Colombia.  Here is the opera house with its beautiful sculptures outside.

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This is a government building that houses the offices of the Mayor, I believe.

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We entered several beautiful courtyards that were part of the local universities.

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We saw old buildings that were being transformed into modern restaurants and homes

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I even saw some fabric shops, although I resisted the strong impulse to start buying some for my quilts.

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Then we passed a street vendor (whom you can see on the left) that was selling fresh coconut water, and Luis bought some for me!  I’m sorry I don’t have a photo of me trying to drink the liquid out of a small plastic bag, and getting more of it on myself than in my mouth!  But it was truly delicious, and I cherish this special memory of Luis’ love and generosity!

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After walking a bit more, it was my turn to treat.  Before leaving the old city we returned to the restaurant and enjoyed some ice cream.  Here is Luis with a Banana Split.

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We also saw these typical Colombia candies, some of which I purchased later to bring home to my own kids.

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Then we left the Old City and walked along the harbor.  It was fun to see these replica ships from the old days, which are used now for tourism.

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This one had a dog that apparently owned the ship, as he was making merry with his voice to all who passed!

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