Somos tiernos- Plaza de Toros, Bogotá

Last weekend the bullfighting season started in Bogotá. Every sunday the police closes several blocks in order to “guarante” the safety of the aficionados. From the Bullfighting Ring Santa María echoes “Olé, Olé” and on the other side of the barricades one can hear the demonstrators screaming “No más Olé” and “Asesinos”. After the dark embraces Bogotá the Torre Colpatria is lit up and as every evening it is the same message displayed on the tower. First, a message against animal cruelty and a photo of a small, cute and mistreated monkey. And later a message of love; we are strong, we are delightful, we are each other/others, my life, my love. And in the background you can still hear the “Olé, Olé” from the bullring, the drums. But where is the love?

 

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