I had a few responses to my last post showing the castle my sister, brother and I explored as little kids. Two people wrote to say they lived on the same street (Carrera 3 ) as I – near the bottom of the cobblestone street that led to Colegio Nueva Granada or on Calle 74. (Lindel was the daughter of my 3rd grade teacher Mrs Waugh and Jenny was the daughter of Mr. Bjork our principal at CNG!) Thus I felt a couple of more pictures are warranted!
Located on the corner of Calle N° 74 and Carrera 3, Castillo del Mono Osorio was declared an architectural monument and is now is available for weddings and receptions. It was built early in the last century by Dr. Juan Osorio Morales (whose nickname was apparently Mono). Dr. Osorio was attached to the Colombian embassy in Brussels and painted a 12th century castle he was fond of. On returning to Colombia he then recreated the castle over a period of 20 years replete with a small moat.
I wondered if it was Dr Juan Osorio who invited us kids in that day – no I think it must have been his son, Dr. Hernando Osorio, as it was a younger man. It is still owned by the family. There are tall buildings around it now that were not present in our day when this was a quiet Rosales residential area.
Does this bring up memories for you of a certain place or time?