How different this Sunday

Momentos melódicos Villa de Leyva, Boyacá, Colombia
Melodic moments           Villa de Leyva, Boyacá, Colombia

 

How different this night,


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Capturing the instants         Villa de Leyva, Boyacá, Colombia

 

 

 when on Sundays they traditionally swapped the hot gossips of the moment, would criticize de local politicians,

Encuentros callejeros Villa de Leyva, Boyacá, Colombia
Street encounters           Villa de Leyva, Boyacá, Colombia

 

chat about the crops and the always present possibilities of rains for the next week.

 


 

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time flies

La estación de bomberos Marsella, Risaralda, Colombia
The fire station              Marsella, Risaralda, Colombia

 

… you would have to observe how the faces lighted up with smiles of agreement.

 

El cementerio Marsella, Risaralda, Colombia
El cementerio           Marsella, Risaralda, Colombia

 

How true and also, how wise the words of the outsider,

Rostro Marsella, Risaralda, Colombia
Rostro           Marsella, Risaralda, Colombia

time had flown!


 

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The standing ovation

Collage de fachadas Marsella, Risaralda, Colombia

Façade collage            Marsella, Risaralda, Colombia


 

“But how quickly time has passed,

Vista del cementerio Marsella, Risaralda, Colombia
Memorial park         Marsella, Risaralda, Colombia

this only happens to me when I am so comfortable and in such good company.

 

Vista del cementerio Marsella, Risaralda, Colombia
Street art           Marsella, Risaralda, Colombia

 

This remark was followed by an uproar of approval, followed by a standing ovation chuckles, and scattered discreet laughter. It could easily be seen, just how the faces lighted up with wide smiles and grins of appreciation.

 


 

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the bells tolling


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The coffee          Salento, Quindío, Colombia


So things were going to the foreigner, who was about to enjoy a new shot,

 

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when from the church the bells began to toll, indicating that it was half past nine.

 

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Viewpoint          Salento, Quindío, Colombia


He turned to face his public, as he said:


 

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Just by knowing

Arriero Ciudad de Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
The mule driver            Manizales City, Caldas, Colombia

 

I believe that with only contemplating it from time to time;


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The Real Street          Salento, Quindío, Colombia


just by the fact of knowing that it exists nearby me, and that it was I who found it;


Cancioneros Salento, Quindío, Colombia
Street performers          Salento, Quindío, Colombia

I will be one of the happiest persons on this planet, and that it will well be worth my troubles, as well as the years, and the miles I took in discovering it.


 

 

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Going back

La convivencia Filandia, Quindío. Colombia
Sharing a moment          Filandia, Quindío. Colombia

 

when I realize that just by contemplating it; I am filled with happiness and inner peace.


Cancioneros Filandia, Quindío, Colombia
Singers          Filandia, Quindío, Colombia

when I realize that just by contemplating it; I am filled with happiness and inner peace.


En el terminal Filandia, Quindío, Colombia
At the termil           Filandia, Quindío, Colombia

 

That is the reason I am going back to where I found it.


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The end of the quest

De regreso Neira, Caldas, Colombia
On the way home          Neira, Caldas, Colombia

But I may add that the quest has finished.


El parque central Neira, Caldas, Colombia
The Central Park           Neira, Caldas, Colombia

 

And, it has ended in a total and satisfactory way, completely successful at that.


Vista hacia el centro Neira, Caldas, Colombia
In between mountains          Neira, Caldas, Colombia

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Main Street           San Sebastián de Palmitas, Antioquia, Colombia


 

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The question

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The corner          Neira, Caldas, Colombia


 

“Excuse me, Madam?”, he asked Doña Eudalia.


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Representation of the founders          Manizales City, Caldas, Colombia


. Because of the babbling in the room, he didn´t hear her question.


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The grade             Neria, Caldas, Calombia


“No, of course not, my dearest Lady. By no means is it because I am selfish you do not want to share. Simply put, not everyone will see it in the same form, and not for everyone will it be and represent, what it represents for me.”


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The barbershop         San Sebastián de Palmitas, Antioquia, Colombia


 

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The most singular beauty

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View of the Amazon         Macas City, Morona.Santiago Province, Ecuador


 

“Ah, that is a very good question.


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The lakes          San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro Province, Argentina


. I’ll answer that what I have found, the most singular beauty in this world, may be so, but only for me,” he replied while he gazed at the crowd surrounding him.


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Sunset at the wharf         Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina


 

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The things in front of us

Bolivar Condor Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
Bolivar Condor           Manizales, Caldas, Colombia

 

“I simply didn’t have the capacity or maybe the experience,


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Santander  Avenue         Manizales, Caldas, Manizales


and for reasons I still can’t absolutely define; I didn’t recognize it at the moment.


La Carrera 21 Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
Carrera 21  Street        Manizales, Caldas, Colombia

 

Perhaps we search for things in the wrong way, and even if they are in front of us, we don’t identify them for what they are.”


 

Plaza Bolivar Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
Plaza Bolivar           Manizales, Caldas, Colombia

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