Seth and I spent our Saturday morning selecting fresh produce, exploring the local Universidad Nacional de Colombia campus, and preparing a big pot of Sopa de Plátano (Plantain Soup).
The university campus (established in 1867) was unlike any I had ever seen. Many of the buildings were modern. Even those that predated Corbusier were painted white! The buildings’ blank canvases seemed to be an open invitation for student and teacher graffiti. Some of it was artful; some of it was disrespectful; most of it was political (specifically, Revolutionary). Personally, I thought the political dialogue combined with the artistic collaboration was interesting, even somewhat inspiring. If you would like to see some photos of the work, feel free to click here:
Also, while roaming around the campus grounds, we spotted a few loose sheep, goats, and horses munching on the ample grass. Perhaps this was the university’s chosen method of landscaping?