Colombia — Cartagena (Old Town)

We’ve been in humid places before, but never like this. The minute we set foot out of the cab and I pull out my camera, all I see is haze. So I wipe down my UV filter only to realize the fog is also on the inside the filter and on the lens itself. Both are wiped down and still haze, so I remove the lens to discover my mirror has also fogged over. I finally just leave the camera and both lenses be for a half hour till they finally (for the most part) clear up.

Cartagena’s Old Town is filled with colonial architecture, churches, monasteries, plazas, palaces and mansions with overhanging balconies and shady patios. The old town is surrounded by Las Murallas, thick walls built to protect it against enemies. The project took two centuries to complete due to repeated damage from both storms and pirate attacks. Only in 1796 was it finally finished, just 25 years before the Spaniards were eventually expelled.

Photos taken December 2013 (Nikon D7000).

Back to Colombia.

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