World famous and award winning; even though the trains are older now, they are immaculate and well maintained. They look new.
This juxtaposition is still the most compelling image to symbolize the transformation of Colombia (and Medellín) from lawless violence to a safe, progressive country. When the original sculpture was damaged in a bomb blast, sculptor Fernando Botero donated a replacement but insisted that both be kept.
Looking from the Antioquia Museum across Plaza Botero with its many sculptures. Two iconic buildings - the domed Cultural Palace and the tallest Coltejer skyscraper shaped like a needle representing the important textile industry.
William, our guide and newly made friend, is a good exemplar of a fiercely proud, passionate and exceptionally friendly Paisa (one born in Medellin)
Cable car connecting the Santo Domingo barrio to the rest of the city. It is part of public transit.
A member of the Londoño family constructing a silleta about child labor. The completed artwork is shown in a following photo
The excitement on a boy's face shows when he was plucked from the stands to ride with this military man on his horse!
This internet photo gives you an idea of the crowded parade route from above with the exciting silleteros. We bought tickets to be able to sit in stands like you see on the left.
Silleta pays homage to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, beloved Colombian author, who was known for his magical realism