Club Cartagena – Pic du Jour

When I think of Cartagena, those thoughts are bathed in bright hues of yellow. Like here, a late afternoon shot of an old home to Club Cartagena, near the city’s Parque del Centenario, or Centennial Park.

Opened in 1925, the building was designed by French-born architect Gaston Lelarge who worked extensively throughout Colombia before retiring to Cartagena in 1920. This was his last project.

For a time it was among the most exclusive buildings in the city, hosting ceremonies, parties and visiting dignitaries —Franklin D. Roosevelt, among others— until the club moved in 1956. It looks as if it hasn’t gotten much love in the half century since.

More about the building and Lelarge (Spanish only) is here.

Today’s Pic du Jour, the 340th (!!) straight, was snapped on 09 June 2013, a nice fit for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge theme, ‘Yellow’.

 

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