Greenpoint, October, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015

Northern Boulevard

Landing at JFK at 4:21 a.m. on the coldest day of the year. Wishing I could have stayed a few days--at least--in Bogotá, where summer is just coming to an end.
Here is a display from the tractor store and the fountain from our hotel in Chia, a prosperous town just north of the city. Across the Autopista Norte, the rooftops of Chia and the mountains that surround Bogotá, which is already pretty high, at 2640 m (8661 ft) above sea level.
A Sunday afternoon walk to Usaquén, an old town incorporated into the city of Bogota, reveals a grittier (and artier) section of the Autopista.


  1. Well, David, I suppose it would be unnecessary to suggest that anything that might have caused you to have to delay your homeward trek might have been a good thing, even perhaps a major natural or in any case national calamity -- quake, flood, war, tsunami, you name it.

    But what a wondrously saurian freeway overpass... and that tractor exhibit. I imagine select annoying children being occasionally given the keys, and allowed to drive off.

    And if that should happen to be the case, Lord, let the screaming brats next door begin their Colombian adventure ASAP!!

  2. Tom, That tractor does seem about ready for (slow-motion) take-off, with or without children aboard! A very heavy drone?