Monday, March 2, 2009

Streets of Cartagena Columbia - part 2

The Cathedral of Cartagena, taken from our tour bus.We made a stop and they took us in this courtyard and gave us a free bottled water.
The purpose of the stop was not known at this time,
other than just to pay these dancers for their photographs.
But it ends out the real reason for the stop was we were at the San Pedro Claver Church. We were waiting our turn to go into the chapel.
It was quiet at this chapel, like I expected at the monastery.

Back out on the cobble streets outside of the San Pedro Claver Church there was a lot of metal art.



I thought all the metal art was interesting, and took several photos,
but then I had to hurry to catch up with the rest of my group.
This woman was on the streets at one of the other locations we stopped to shop.

At one of the places a man started following me around trying to sell me a straw hat. His price started at $25, he got all the way down to $1. No I did not buy it. As we were getting on our tour bus the last time there were people following us with their goods, and saying "almost free" as they walked along beside us.
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5 comments:

Jan said...

Love your photos. The street sculptures are wonderful; and the woman with the basket on her head, should be a painting. We've dealt with street vendors, too. I try to avoid them, especially if they're aggressive.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Kinda sad seeing all of those beggars, wasn't it??? We had them also when we were on our South Caribbean cruise.

Love that chapel. GORGEOUS.. And the metal art was great.

Thanks again for taking us on your tour.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These pictures are so interesting.The metal woman at the sewing machine is pretty neat.
Blessings,Ruth

Shellmo said...

The lady w/ the fruit on her head was my favorite! Think it would make an interesting card!

Pam said...

Love the photos. The metal sculptures are beautiful. I love the stain glass in the chapel. What a beautiful place.

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