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  1. La Fragatta rotating restaurant.

    Snapshot Title: La Fragatta rotating restaurant.
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: Bogota looking both north and south
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    La Fragatta - once famous for excellent and expensive food. I say once, as the last time I went I was very disappointed with the quality. This used to be a pleasant annual meal out near Christmas ever...



  2. Police Body Guard - Bogota

    Snapshot Title: Police Body Guard - Bogota
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: Bogota looking both north and south
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    Police Body Guard in Bogota stopping traffic to allow some dark windowed cars out of a junction. The fact that this is a policeman would mean that the people/person in the car is either a politician o...



  3. Crem Helado Icecreams.... can you spot the other one in the picture?

    Snapshot Title: Crem Helado Icecreams.... can you spot the other one in the picture?
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: View of the mountains and streets around Bogota
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    Crem Helado Icecreams.... can you spot the other one in the picture?



  4. Arabic Turkish restaurant on calle 85

    Snapshot Title: Arabic Turkish restaurant on calle 85
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: View of the mountains and streets around Bogota
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    Arabic Turkish restaurant on calle 85



  5. Colombian Police bike

    Snapshot Title: Colombian Police bike
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: View of the mountains and streets around Bogota
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    Colombian Police bike



  6. Water storage in warm climates..

    Snapshot Title: Water storage in warm climates..
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: View of the mountains and streets around Bogota
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    These could not exist in northern and southern hemispheres nearer to the poles as they would freeze. Temperatures here rarely drop below 5c at night and almost never in the city.



  7. One of the permenant kiosks for street selling

    Snapshot Title: One of the permenant kiosks for street selling
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: View of the mountains and streets around Bogota
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    These permenant kiosks will replace the pram street sellers. Sellers will have to rent these from the city.



  8. Street seller

    Snapshot Title: Street seller
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: View of the mountains and streets around Bogota
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    Very soon these will become a thing of the past as the city has placed permenant kiosks around this part of the city and will make unorthorised selling illegal.



  9. Coffee Farmer statue

    Snapshot Title: Coffee Farmer statue
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: Parque Cafe top station just as dusk sets in
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    Coffee Farmer statue



  10. Guadua Bamboo

    Snapshot Title: Guadua Bamboo
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: View into the main square of the Parque Cafe near Armenia in Quindio Colombia
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    Guadua Bamboo



  11. Buenavista Quindio Colombia

    Snapshot Title: Buenavista Quindio Colombia
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: Buenavista Quindio Colombia coffee region
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    The town of Buenavista Quindio Colombia



  12. Guadua Bamboo

    Snapshot Title: Guadua Bamboo
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: Buenavista Quindio Colombia coffee region
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    This incredible bamboo is very broard and strong, perfect for construction. Once a plant has grown to maturity, it can grow one stem in 6 months: thats 12-15 cms a day. The width of these shoots are a...



  13. Coffee and Banana plantations in Quindio Colombia

    Snapshot Title: Coffee and Banana plantations in Quindio Colombia
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: Buenavista Quindio Colombia coffee region
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    Coffee and Banana plantations in Quindio Colombia. This shows a tipical method of cultivating both bananas and coffee in the same area. The banana palms offering some shade to the coffee bushes. The b...



  14. Guadua Bamboo house in the coffee region of Colombia

    Snapshot Title: Guadua Bamboo house in the coffee region of Colombia
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: Salento Mirador Quindio Colombia
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    Guadua Bamboo house in the coffee region of Colombia. A very broad bamboo, about 15-20cm across, that is perfect for construction use. If treated correctly, then this should last over 100 years. The t...



  15. They must love television in Bogota, Colombia

    Snapshot Title: They must love television in Bogota, Colombia
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: Escuela de Caballeros in Bogota Colombia first picture
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    This satalite dish is biiger than the apartment!



  16. Petrol Prices in Colombia

    Snapshot Title: Petrol Prices in Colombia
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: The City of Bogota
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    2300 Pesos to the US$ /
    3350 Pesos to GBP /
    16/11/2008



  17. Colombian Flag

    Snapshot Title: Colombian Flag
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: Escuela de Caballeros in Bogota Colombia
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    Colombian flag in Bogota Colombia



  18. Toyota in Colombia

    Snapshot Title: Toyota in Colombia
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: Escuela de Caballeros in Bogota Colombia
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    Toyota in Colombia



  19. secret BBQ hideout

    Snapshot Title: secret BBQ hideout
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: Represa del Tomin� near Bogota & La Calera in Colombia
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    secret BBQ hideout



  20. Tree Berries in Colombia

    Snapshot Title: Tree Berries in Colombia
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: Represa del Tomin� near Bogota & La Calera in Colombia
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    I thought I had locked the focus on the camera, but apparently not. So this is the effect.... The berries have come out well, but the background is out of focus. This is repeated across this scene.whe...



  21. Transmilenium Mass transport system

    Snapshot Title: Transmilenium Mass transport system
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: The City of Bogota
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    The transmilenium has its own routes and is based on double length busses. I am a little sad they didn't use either natural gas or other types of cleaner energy to power the busses.



  22. Chiva

    Snapshot Title: Chiva
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: The City of Bogota
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    An old Chiva - now used to take people to clubs. Drive around the city, drink aguardiente and jump around to loud music.... then end up at a club for the rest of the night.



  23. Unicentro Shopping Centre

    Snapshot Title: Unicentro Shopping Centre
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: The City of Bogota
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    Unicentro shopping centre in Bogota.

    What else can you see in this photo? Create an account and take snapshots too.



  24. Colombian Rum

    Snapshot Title: Colombian Rum
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: The City of Bogota
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    Colombian Rum



  25. Colombian Flag

    Snapshot Title: Colombian Flag
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: The City of Bogota
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    Colombian Flag



  26. Tourist Train to Nemacon

    Snapshot Title: Tourist Train to Nemacon
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: The City of Bogota
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    I snap shot of the tourist train to Zipaquira and Nemacon. Ther are very few trains in Colombia and only this train in Bogota.



  27. Carrefour Santa Ana Bogota Colombia

    Snapshot Title: Carrefour Santa Ana Bogota Colombia
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: The City of Bogota
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    Carrefour Santa Ana Bogota Colombia



  28. Roof Sign Post

    Snapshot Title: Roof Sign Post
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: The City of Bogota
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    Interesting roof...



  29. British Telephone box

    Snapshot Title: British Telephone box
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: The City of Bogota
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    Interesting... A british Telephone box in Colombia. What's it for? I guess it isn't very accessable by the general population. Maybe it is a direct link to the British Ambassador!



  30. El Dorado Airport Bogota Colombia

    Snapshot Title: El Dorado Airport Bogota Colombia
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: The City of Bogota
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    El Dorado Airport, Bogota, Colombia



  31. La Fragata - Rotating Restaurant

    Snapshot Title: La Fragata - Rotating Restaurant
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: The City of Bogota
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    La Fragata on the world trade centre on calle 100



  32. Homecentre

    Snapshot Title: Homecentre
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: The City of Bogota
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    Homecentre DIY (Do It Youreself)



  33. Boat trip around Sochagota lake, Paipa, Colombia

    Snapshot Title: Boat trip around Sochagota lake, Paipa, Colombia
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: Lake Sochagota Paipa Colombia 2
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    Take a boat trip around Sochagota lake, Paipa, Colombia.



  34. red nature

    Snapshot Title: red nature
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: Boston BackBay Charles river
    Image Owner: Eric B.



    Description:

    nice color to find in the middle of the city



  35. Halloween Ghost

    Snapshot Title: Halloween Ghost
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: Birthday Party at Choquenza Club in Bogota Colombia
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    This is surreal!



  36. Cottage in Provence?

    Snapshot Title: Cottage in Provence?
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: Lake Sochagota Paipa Colombia
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    Is this a french cottage?



  37. Paddle Boat

    Snapshot Title: Paddle Boat
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: Lake Sochagota Paipa Colombia
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    Three people on this bost is surely too many!



  38. People walking away

    Snapshot Title: People walking away
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: Munich Airport Franz Josef Strauss
    Image Owner: T. Emrich



    Description:

    People walking away from the outer perimeter



  39. Water Skiing in Paipa Colombia

    Snapshot Title: Water Skiing in Paipa Colombia
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: Lake Sochagota Paipa Colombia
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    Water Skiing in Paipa Colombia



  40. The town of Paipa Colombia

    Snapshot Title: The town of Paipa Colombia
    Taken by: Martin Horkley

    Image: Lake Sochagota Paipa Colombia
    Image Owner: Martin Horkley



    Description:

    This is the town of Paipa. Famous for its hot springs.

    Many hotels in this relatively cold part of the country have hot spring heated swimming pools, which is a very pleasant way to relax day or ni...



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