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Medellin

Pick your pleasure: A waltz? Or hillbilly?

Actually, if you look closely, the selection provides neither. Just a wide variety of legendary South American crooners that nicely fits this establishment’s motif. This is one of the numerous old jukeboxes at the Salon Malaga on Calle Bolivar in Medellin. If you’re near the San Antonio metro station, stop by for a cup of coffee served in…
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Every Day is Earth Day (Pic du Jour)

Just a reminder. I found this in Medellin, Colombia last June and saved it for today to help celebrate the 100th (!) consecutive Pic du Jour since I re-kick-started this daily project. You're welcome. :) In case you missed it below is Tierra en Agonia (Earth in Agony) by Ramiro Machaca from the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Plaza, La Paz,…
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Botero’s Hand

To celebrate Piran Café’s 50th (!) straight Pic du Jour, I thought I’d give myself a hand. This is Mano, or Hand, by Fernando Botero, one of 23 sculptures by the Colombian artist that sit in his eponymous square in Medellin. It’s a very welcoming space, one where seemingly everyone feels at home. Young mothers, drunks, cigarette and lime juice…
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Six Shots From Lwdin Franco’s ‘Above is as Below’

Medellin, Colombia - This installation, Es arriba como es abajo, or Above is as Below by Colombian artist Lwdin Franco, is part of El Barro Tiene Voz: De las ceramicas prehispanicas al arte actual, currently on display at the Museo de Antioquia in Medellin. These small terra-cotta figurines caught my attention because they reminded me of these…
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