Seashells for lime collected on the Tayrona beaches. The crushed powder is carried in gourd containers and mixed in the mouth with coca leaves.
He is holding a poporo, a gourd container which holds powdered lime from crushed seashells. A man will dip the stick in the lime, put it in his mouth filled with coca leaves, then wipe the stick on the top of the gourd. The larger the deposit on the top of the gourd, the more wisdom the man is thought to have.
Chaotic traffic outside the Old Town walls. The lively neighborhood of Getsemaní and the affluent high rise peninsula of Bocagrande lie nearby.
Getsemaní, a working class quarter outside the walls. It is a lively neighborhood with a lot of affordable lodging options and hostels. Great nightlife too.
Las Bóvedas built into the city wall - in colonial days a dungeon and gunpowder storage area, today a craft market