Thursday, March 10, 2011

Plaza del Chorro is Flowing Again!

A minor milestone for a major Bogotá landmark
Spanish conquistadores founded Bogotá in 1538 at what's now known as La Plaza del Chorro - the Plaza of the Stream, or Fountain, of Water. (They had first fought and killed the Muisca Indians, who had a settlement in the same spot.)

However, for years, the plaza's fountain has been dry

But in recent days city workers fitted the fountain with a hose, setting the water flowing again. 
'Plaza of the dry fountain' - but it made a good bench.
It's wet again!
We'll see how long it lasts. 

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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