COLOMBIA

My husband Tomas and I are here in Bogota for my school reunion with Colegio Nueva Granada.

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Me around first or second grade in Bogota.

The first day I sat at a table with my novel as I greeted arriving alumni (compañeros). Sometimes we recognize each other sometimes we don´t – or we were here in different years. I recognize classmates of my sister Carolin too, who arrives and we have lunch.  Living on different sides of the USA we haven´t seen each other in three years.

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We visited Zipaquira where an ancient salt mine – or part of it ( it is still an operational mine) has been turned  into a cathedral.

As we get off  the bus a colombiana passes around a roll of toilet paper – there are modern toilets at the mine  – but no toilet paper!

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My friend Sue passing around the toilet paper roll!

Below is the entrance to the salt mine.

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Mural above the entrance

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entrance to the mine (wood saplings are covered by steel ribs)

A picture of the light show in one of the many carved out crosses.

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Artist(s) have carved into the salt.

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Town of Zipaquira

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