October 7, 2011
After a long, hard, wonderful slog pedaling the back roads of Colombia south from Bogotá, we took a break in the beautiful city of Cartagena.
I woke up early and grabbed my camera and wandered the streets of this World Heritage city. The colors were incredible. The architecture sublime.
I came around a corner into a square and there was a man dusting a sculpture created by the world-renowned and Colombian-born artist Fernando Botero.
I'll let the photo speak for itself. Sometimes a photo is worth a thousand words, and sometimes it's worth a thousand laughs.
Photo by Willie Weir
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS is posted every other Friday. Willie Weir is a columnist for Adventure Cyclist magazine. His books, Travels with Willie and Spokesongs, will inspire you to hit the road, and might change the way you approach bicycle travel. He lives in Seattle with his wife Kat. You can read about their adventures at http://yellowtentadventures.com.