Photographer's Note

Chapinero is the welthiest area of Bogotá. I remember it mostly for the many high rise buildings in the hillside. But not all areas are as wealthy.

My good Colombian friend was going back to work and she told me about this nice park following a river. So I followed this river, walking slowly up the hillside. When I eventually reached the end of the park, I decided to just keep walking along the main road that follows the hillside. There I passed several of these high rise apartment buildings, walking on a small path next to the cars, that seemed to have the priority up here. One place I got a glimpse of the city below, hiding in the cloud cover. Someone had been tagging a hand holding up a flag as a sign of peace and freedom for Colombia on the fence below.

The sun came out and suddenly the view opened up. But there I also found a neighborhood that seemed to remain untouched from the wealth that was present in the surrounding area. I hided in some old ruins on top of the hill, where a policeman had also found cover. It was not the safest place in Bogotá, he confirmed. The only dared having policemen there during daylight.

For an hour we were sitting there in the sun talking and sharing pictures. So cheers, he's doing an important job on top of Chapinero.

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Additional Photos by Fredrik Henriksen (Bergenphotos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 271 W: 53 N: 654] (3326)
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