The Hat Shops of Bogota’s Calle de San Miguel

For one long block of Calle San Miguel, AKA Calle 11, at the northwest corner of the Bogata’s central Plaza Bolivar, milliners and hatters are given pride of place. About a dozen shops line the pedestrian-only street whose creations are attached to names such as ‘Pork Pie’, ‘Monaco’, ‘Indiana’, ‘Panama’ and ‘Montana’.

I’m going to skip the ‘Pork Pie’ but I’ll probably go back and try on the ‘Indiana’.

June 2015

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All photos made with a Samsung Galaxy 4.
© Bob Ramsak. All rights reserved.

 

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  1. capejohn says

    Have you witnessed the Ciclovia on Carrera Septima on any given Sunday?

    1. Bob R says

      Not yet, but I’ll be heading back for about 3 1/2 weeks later in the month and will be staying closer to the center, so will definitely check it out. I experienced it several times in Quito where the set up is very similar with cyclists given reign over a large chunk of the city’s historical center on Sundays.

      1. capejohn says

        Nice. I got to ride the Sunday morning event in Panama City this past March. Miles and miles of closed roads. On Monday it was challenging just to walk across those same streets.

  2. youngerelder says

    No women’s hats, eh?

    1. Bob R says

      Not many on this stretch — there was one display with a few women’s but primarily it was men’s.

  3. Jean Reinhardt says

    I love the flat caps.

  4. Frankie Beane says

    I haven’t seen a pork pie in years.

    1. Bob R says

      🙂 Me neither.

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