La Vieja Suiza, Art Deco in the Heart of Candelaria

There are lots of colorful buildings in Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia’s historical center, but none quite stand out like the Art Deco-inspired La Vieja Suiza, on the corner of Calle del Estero and 12C, which now serves as a bakery and cafe. It blends nicely in the stew that is Bogota architecture, mixing with the Spanish colonial and Baroque styles that make up the Colombian capital’s most popular district.

I remembered it this morning when the skies here were gray, dreary and crying for color, and again this afternoon while processing more of my Bogota street art images when this image popped up. For those of you keeping score, I am happy to report steady progress on the street art project. 🙂

And entirely unrelated: In case you missed it, yesterday I announced the kick off of ‘Wednesday Headlines‘, a new, simple, fun and informative trans-global weekly photo collaboration open to one and all. Details are here but in brief: each Wednesday, snap a photo of the nearest newsstand (or that day’s newspaper) and send it along to me where it will be included in one compilation post along with headline images from every corner of the planet. That’s the working plan, anyway, so please, represent your corner of the globe and join us. And do tell a friend.

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For the record, today’s Pic du Jour, the site’s 732nd straight, was snapped on 10 June 2015 in Bogota, Colombia, a city that crosses my mind every day.

 

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