With the help of kindly strangers, we managed to get to our hotel via the bus system here, the Trans Milenio. Buses are the cheapest and fastest transport around this city. Taxis here are slow and expensive. They have dedicated bus lanes and some of the articulated buses are three buses long. You can ride as far as you want at any one time, including transfers, for less than $1. This is one of the triple articulated ones.
The historical buildings in Bogota are mostly old brick and sandstone, so this colorful church caught my eye as we walked around town the first day.
"The image of the bat, lord of the night and the underworld... was portrayed on stone pendants, whistles, and pottery vessels." "When he is transformed into a bat and jaguar, man evokes and merges the powers, knowledge and habits of these two animals, and reveals the secrets of life and death." These are stylized bats. Brother Jim would have plenty of company in his Batman fan club here. We see lots of Batman t-shirts.
This may be a jaguar; perhaps I need to chew a few coca leaves to get the designs figured out. Still gorgeous.
I really liked the sea shells made of gold. They sometimes used them to hold the lime, which was often other crushed shells.
A collection of lime stick picks.