|A youth, who doesn't look like a choir boy, walks down an Egipto alley.|
|The Egipto Church.|
|A colorful door.|
|An exposed adobe wall.|
|A rainy street with our escorts.|
|A resident walks downhill, with central Bogotá below her.|
Cristian and I walked thru some Egipto alleys with a police escort.
|A colorful, but dangerous street. Many of Egipto's streets are cobbled, and often too steep and narrow for cars.|
|A carpenter's shop, alongside the church.|
|A notorious stairway alongside the church. A friend got mugged near here.|
|A tribute to Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, a leftist, populist politician assassinated in 1948.|
It's possible that Gaitan once lived in this house.
|Cristian stands before one of his murals, 'Emigrantes', or 'Emigrants.' Cristian believes that migrants to the north are often stereotyped as criminals. The message, he said, is that migrants can contribute to their adopted country.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours