Sunday, September 11, 2005

Postcard (Colombia)

The Red Virgin. La Virgen Rojo.

Climbing up the path to the 'La Popa' monastery in Cartagena, Colombia, I stumbled across this picturesque statue of the virgin mary in one of the poor neighbourhoods on the hill.

It caught my attention, because of the rather loud use of colours, yet I found her beautiful. Something out of Colombian 'pop culture'.

This picture was used recently in the CD of Colombian rock ska band, Doctor Krapula.

Photo: Richard Emblin (1995)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mutti says that it should be "a Virgen Roja" not Rojo, Love, Dad