Where Marquez Used to Wander (Colombia Pt. II)

Where Marquez Used to Wander (Colombia Pt. II)

This is the second photo series of Colombia.
The first one, Where Escobar Used to Wander, covered south and central Colombia, now it’s time for the north side… Or better… The Caribbean side!

It wasn’t very hard to find a name I could link to this gallery.
Gabriel García Márquez is a world famous Colombian author, known for his books “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and “Love in the Time of Cholera” among many others.
He won the Nobel prize for Literature in 1982.
He was a journalist.
He was a politician.
He was a great man.

When you wander the streets of Baranquilla, Cartagena or Mompox you immediately feel in the middle of a Marquez story.
It’s difficult to say which was bigger: his influence on Colombia or the influence of Colombia on him.

Sadly enough Marquez passed away in April 2014.
May this be a tribute.

 

Also check out my previous Colombia Gallery:
Where Escobar Used to Wander (Colombia Pt. I)

 

Want to see more of South America?
Check out following galleries:
Don’t Cry For Me
Patagonia as Expected
Border Hopping in Chile and Argentina
Pacific to Atlantic
Coast Bound in Brazil
Bird Watching in the Pantanal
On Higher Grounds
Altiplano
Ups and Downs in the Andes
Former Inca Territory
Into the Woods
Zero Degrees… Latitude