Friday, July 15, 2011

Children of the Metrocable

El Retiro landscape.

View of Medellín on the way down from the countryside.

So many shopping malls.

Medellín is the only city in Colombia with a metro train system (it´s also super-clean and prompt). Connected to the train system is the Metrocable, a cablecar that goes up to hillside comunas. These comunas were once very dangerous, home to many of Escobar´s sicarios, but have improved due to the MetroCable, libraries, schools and other publicly funded projects.

Bob, Esteban, Catalina and and a man from the comuna.

El Metrocable.

Happy Jorge.

Well, that´s one way to dry your clothes!

I wonder if pineapples are an international sign of hospitality...

Lots of murals, mostly promoting good health, safety and education.

Lots of kids as well!

Biblioteca España, a huge multi-million dollar library donated to Medellín by Spanish royalty.

Inside the library...

We got a quick history lesson on the comuna from these 8 to 10-year-old boys.

Iglesia de la... not sure, actually!

Another view of Plaza Botero from the metro.


1 comment:

  1. I love this photo of Carla! It looks like there is a lot of good stuff happening in Medellín. I love the serious looks on the young boys! They seem like true authorities!