I’m down to my last 72 hours in Colombia –It’s my final day in Bogota, one of the largest cities in Latin America, and, according to several measures and indexes, home to some of the happiest people in the world. We can discuss that another time.
What I’ll miss most is the colorful streets that jump out from the city’s typical gray, thanks to some of the finest street artists on the planet. It was a great pleasure to meet and get to know some of them. I’ve got much more to come about them and their work in upcoming weeks. And more about the city they call home, too.
At top is a piece by the prolific and internationally renowned DJ Lu, from a series of portraits of whom he calls his “Street Heroes”, the humble and largely anonymous among us who add flashes of kindness and beauty to the world and to our lives every day by making us laugh, smile, love and feel loved in what can be seemingly impossible situations– in short, a tribute to those who make life, as fragile and desperate as it oftentimes is, just that little bit more hopeful.
Today’s Pic du Jour, the site’s 589th straight, was taken in Bogota, Colombia on 10-June-2015.