Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Exportesano Medellin - 13th July 2016

Expoartesano is a strategic alliance between Artesanías de Colombia and Plaza Mayor Medellin is an exhibition project aimed to promote and expand circulation and qualification of national crafts, which seeks to offer visitors and buyers a representative sample of the best of artisan production the country as well as promote good business and expansion opportunities and visibility for the sector.

Hand Woven Traditional Colombian Hats

Hand Carved Wooden Bowls and Plates

Carpenter in Traditional Costume

Silvia found a 'small' hand made bag (Purse)

Hand carved and painted Leopard Head

Basket Weaver in Traditional Costume

Selection of hand made snacks

More hand made hats

MMM Silvia's other bag really is small! 

Hand made traditional instruments

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Jardin Botanico Medellin - 7th July 2016

The Joaquin Antonio Uribe Botanical Garden of Medellín, more simply known as the Botanical Garden of Medellín, is a 14-hectacre botanical garden in Medellín, Colombia. The botanical garden has more than 1,000 living species and 4,500 flowers. It has an important collection of orchids preserved in an architectural space called the "Orchidiarium".

Sculptures are hidden away among the trees.

This rail carriage used to work on the Medellin railroad, unfortunately the railroad no longer exists. The carriage has now been converted into a cafe

This Iguana has made the park his home, and wanders freely wherever he wants. He was captured here eating fruits that had fallen from a nearby tree.

The lake in the centre is home to a large group of turtles. Here we can see some taking a nice sun bath.