Hacienda Guayabal

Felipe  gave us a great guided tour through the grounds and the workflow of the Hacienda Guayabal. We learned a lot how to grow and and how to brew coffee and how much work is necessary to get an aromatic premium colombian arabica. We highly recommend this place to do a coffee tour. © b.g

aníbal vallejo / medellin

Statement by anibal vallejo:

In the last few years, my work has focused in the frontiers of painting and its possibilities.

Beyond the conventional and formal techniques, I seek new ways that integrates to the process in a reflection around the pictorial, to what is known as painting. Painting as a discipline that goes beyond preparing a canvas or a paper to apply pigments, but expands transcending the traditional limits.

In my most recent job, I focus on the relationship between the painting and the space that contains it which leads me to assume my paintings and drawings as objects, which opens a new perspective towards the three-dimensional, converting into sculptural pieces what used to be paintings but keep preserving pictorial parts as vestiges of what used to be two dimensional elements. In the body of the artwork where geometry is of prime importance, an exploration of space occurs from the compositions that are based on the shape and the color. Then it’s no longer about presenting pieces placed in a harmonic way in a place but in how they relate with the site affecting or altering the environment that receives them according to their distribution, installation or even illumination questioning the limits of the technique.

The artwork stands out for its economy of means and minimalist appearance.

fernando botero / bogotá & medellin

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That’s how it was in analogue times …

From his grandfather, the colombian photographer has inherited this camera and he still makes instant pictures with it. Many thanks to the two models paula henao and miguel caicedo.

  1. Equip the camera with a photo paper and focus.
  2. Lens cover off, expose, lens cover back on. (there is no need for a shutter)
  3. Develop and fix the paper image in the camera.
  4. Place the negative paper image in front of the camera.
  5. Focus, lens cap off, expose, lens cap on.
  6. Develop and fix the photopaper in the camera
  7. Water it in the bucket. Finished!!
  8. Share the photo with your friends wordwide.


catedral de sal / bogotá

This cathedral was blasted into a salzmine close to bogotá.

villa de leyva / colombia

Lured by the mention in our travel guide, there would be naked saints in a junk room in the “convent ecco homo”, we drove to the monastery located near villa de leyva. However, it was renovated to inconsequential boredom and we couldn´t find the junk room, even i had asked about the naked saints.

The nearby astronomical Observatory Zaquencipá was much more interesting. In the connected space museum was a display ot the “ratonautas”, a mouse that was shot in space by the colombians, models of stonehenge, tikal and all sorts of other astronomical observatories. The Roswell incident was also on display, as well as the digital message that was sent into space several years ago and the corresponding response that was trampled by aliens into a cornfield 26 years later. Corios also the self-made telescopes together with their mounts, a must see !!


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